If your medium isn’t words
First of all, with the exception of writers, artists don’t think in terms of words. Their mind excels with pictures, graphics, clay, glass, sound, sculpture and more. This makes it really tough when you have to write an artist statement, website copy or grant proposal.
Writing about yourself is tough
It’s really hard to write about yourself, no matter what your profession. Art is so innately personal and emotional, that it is extremely hard to articulate what you’re doing.
If we worked together — to create your artist statement or website — it would be over the phone. I would ask you a lot of questions about your work and your process, and then use this information to create what you need. This forces you to articulate important aspects about your artwork. Your work will be thoughtfully described and you’ll have a completed artist statement, website or grant proposal.
My experience as an artist
I also need to tell you that I understand an artist’s life. For a few years, I worked as a fiber artist making quilts. I understand what it feels like to get selected for a juried show and the joy of winning. I also knows what it feels like to get scathing critiques that make you vow never to work again. Although I ultimately decided that my gift was working with words (not fabric), I learned a great deal and bring that sensitivity to my work with artists.
I have more than 20 years experience as a freelance writer. Below is a short video that describes how I work with artists. If you’d like more information, please contact me for a free consultation.