What we can do together
What do you want your creative life to look like?
We'll figure out what's got you in a creative rut, play with creativity boosting projects, and re-ignite your creative juices to get your flow back on. Together, we'll come up with actionable solutions to help you tap into your creative power, and design a plan to help you keep on creating.
Are you working on a big project? Maybe something that seems intimidating or overwhelming? I can help you see the big picture, prioritize, break down the project into smaller chunks, and make a plan so you can feel empowered and in control of your project. If you need another set of eyes, I can help with feedback.
MARKETING YOUR ART
We'll look at how you are presenting your work. Whether that's how you photograph your artwork, your webpage, social media, emails, or in print, we'll figure out how to make your work look its best.
Allow me to introduce myself.
The focus of my work as an artist is primarily painting and drawing, with some installation and video projects thrown in on occasion. I'm interested in our experience in the outdoors and specifically in getting more people outside communing with nature. Yes, I really think art has the power to do that! I've seen first-hand how my work has impacted people and changed their perception of nature and the outdoors, and this definitely helps motivate me.
I have been teaching college and community art classes since 2002, and have taught drawing fundamentals, figure drawing, painting, design, and art history… the list goes on. Teaching is my way of giving back to my community by sharing my knowledge and love of art.
I also coach other artists one-on-one, and it turns out that my area of expertise is helping artists tune into and build their creative muscle. I like this way of looking at building a creative habit because I think that it's a matter of mindset and training ourselves to think about art practice differently. I'm a big proponent of taking small daily steps on the way to making a creative life. I have made many large and long term projects by showing up and working daily for a relatively short amount of time each day. We can make projects with a big impact in this way, and it's more sustainable than trying to work long hours and burning out.
In previous lives, I taught yoga and worked as a guide and trip designer (a sort of project manager) leading epic bicycle tours all over Europe, Central America, and Australia.
As for the rest, I ride bikes, run and hike and practice yoga, and I live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with my husband and our 7-year old son.
How this works
Here's what to expect.
After you submit your form below, I'll contact you to set up a free 30-minute call to make sure I'm a good fit for you. Then we can setup our first coaching session.
If you are inquiring about a coaching session for a group or your business, please let me know if you are looking for me to give a talk or to lead a workshop. We'll go from there!
I believe that making art connects us to each other. I also believe that the world deserves your work.
Read my manifesto if you want to learn more about the role of art making in my life.
What they say
Some satisfied clients...
"I’m in a transitional point in my career and it’s been enormously helpful to have Jessica talk through some of the issues, focus my goals and set waypoints for the near and long term. We have weekly check-ins by email, speak at length monthly and I can reach out at other times, if necessary. Jessica easily adapts to different styles and needs of her clients. I highly recommend!"
-E. Stern, Artist
"Thank you so very much for a wonderful session this afternoon. It is just what I needed. Not only is your art incredibly inspiring to me, but you also are so generous in sharing the way you work and the tools you use and how you go about creating those wonderful works. I also appreciate that you were tuning in to my own individual way of working and challenges. You gave me artistic inspiration but also very practical steps to follow now. Again, thank you, thank you!"
-B. Lister-Sink, Artist
"Working with Jessica has been an enjoyable and fruitful experience. Her technical expertise combined with her rich life experience provided me with practical tools to quickly move through a period of creative malaise. Jessica’s no nonsense approach and tips for living a creative life are both inspiring and achievable."
-N. Woods, Artist
"Thank you Jessica for lighting the fire under my butt to get it going in all the details it takes to start a small business!"
-AK Landreth, Artist
This is what it will cost.
One 50-minute call once a month plus weekly email check-ins for one month. This is billed at the time of booking.
Three months of coaching
One 50-minute call once a month plus weekly email check-ins for three months. This is billed at the time of booking.
Six months of coaching
One 50-minute call once a month plus weekly email check-ins for six months. This is billed at the time of booking.
Inquire for Pricing
An engaging talk on creativity and/or a workshop for your group or business.