Over many years I have worked in consultation with artists
in all disciplines.
Individual consultation is built around the particular needs
and goals of each artist I work with. To that end, I work in intensive, strictly
confidential sessions in my office or, for artists in distant cities or remote
locations, on the telephone.
Our work together starts with a clear and honest critique,
and a frank discussion of all aesthetic and practical questions relevant to the
work, including consideration of appropriate markets and experienced advice on
personal and professional issues.
Sessions typically last an hour, and some artists find it
useful to maintain a regular monthly schedule of visits. I also schedule studio
visits when needed.
Your initial contact may be by telephone,
323.661.2321, or email in order to schedule a preliminary appointment.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM CONSULTATION
Some common issues:
• How to identify the strengths
of your work, and how to avoid its weaknesses
• How best to release your energies and stimulate your
• How to find, or make the time you need to devote to
• How to get through those dry patches, when the work
just doesn’t seem to come
Some common practical necessities:
• How to organize your business
life as an artist
• How best to present your work to dealers and curators;
how to show it in your studio and price it right
• How to know when your work is ready for gallery exposure
• How to identify the potential market for your work
• How to frame and install the work for maximum effect
• How to find the dealers, consultants, curators or collectors
who will respond to your work—and to save time and energy avoiding those
ARTIST SUPPORT GROUPS: ARTISTS' MATTERS
As an adjunct to individual
work and by invitation only, my Los Angeles support groups meet in the
evening on a monthly basis, in the comfortable surroundings of my home.
They are co-facilitated by my husband and frequent collaborator, Peter
Clothier, the art critic and writer, who is himself an experienced
Groups offer the opportunity for artists to find needed community
and the support of peers, as well as to receive feedback on work-in-progress
and to share those everyday fears and self-doubts that can too often sabotage
the creative process. The success of our groups has led us to believe that we
can provide the support and understanding artists sometimes need in the solitary
process of creating art.
Building a Practice: a
day-long or weekend workshop co-led by Ellie Blankfort and Peter Clothier to
assist studio artists in the process of setting up a practice. Contact me
"The artist is nothing without the gift,
but the gift is nothing without work."
— Emile Zola