Progressive Arts Advisors & Arts Consultants since 2006. We mentor artists, collectors & arts organizations on the business of art. We excel in providing strategies for visual thinking & curating. We develop public art & technology initiatives. Our Commitment: Consciously create cultural change. email@example.com. Southwest Florida. 941.875.5190 or 941.875.9090
Located in Southwest Florida’s Charlotte County, I am an arts advisor and visual strategist, which means there’s a lot of big ideas going on about original, creative, and unique art programs, people, and perspectives! A lover of visual thinking, visual communications, visual strategies, and visual curating and culture, you’ll find support and help in a wide array of art challenges.
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Normally my days are spent dreaming up and submitting originally innovative concepts to large-scale public art projects and requests for art proposals designed to enhance a community’s intersection of life and art. I often provide advice on design, color, and display to businesses and professionals. The work I do is part art studio; design firm; atelier; art and business coach; or creativity incubator. And in my spare time, I teach art to all skill levels and ages in a variety of workshops, camps and art retreats. You can learn how to grow your art. Pull up a chair and settle in for a bit because intense art happens here!
In 2006, I climbed a 56-stepped staircase to a walk-up 4th floor apartment at least twice a day in metropolitan Washington, DC. Once you made the ascent, you never wanted to come down again! So in that relative isolation of what was my cozy home life, I devised and formed the very first US female-Veteran owned full-service arts advisory, design studio, and stable of organized creativity experts. At the time, I had no formal art education, but read everything [and I mean EVERYTHING] under the sun that had the word “art” in it. I knew I had something to give to the art world, and had no idea how. My motto was: “progressive art, global women, and creative empowerment” or “More art is more love.” Now happily relocated in Southwest Florida and vitally interested in art in Florida as creative enterprise and cultural building, I am actively involved in all things art.
Seven years ago, and with an unbelievable stroke of timing and luck, I formed the Creative Art Consultants International Network. The Network is an integrated social media platform that has grown to over 5,000 world-class artists and art organizations across the globe who are now using the network as crowdsourcing. Regularly updated with contributions and exchange, it is the equivalent of a leading-edge think tank for art, so come on over and join us NOW – it’s no cost to you, but loads of value!
As an independent professional artist, I’m also exhibiting self-taught, late-emergent, mixed-media art journals, visual diaries, and sketchbook pages in paper and book arts within the formal art realm. These artworks are concentrated in fields of personal geographies within natural elements, relational changes, and life’s journeys. You can read more about my process, media, and tools on the Statement Page. Or you can see our Washington, DC studio as featured in Cloth Paper Scissors Studio Magazine . Some of my recent art journaling work on black substrate can be seen in Somerset Studios Gallery Magazine [Summer 2012].
A former 15-plus year U.S. Navy, Federal & State government career in statistical analysis, public administration, and large-scale project management means that I hold many years of analytics, management consulting, leadership training, and public advisory information brokering. However, all that right-brain thinking had a very odd and unexpected effect. As I tried to find pathways through what seemed at times to be unbelievable political networks within clustered and confused initiatives, I became uniquely prepared and equipped for the specialized left-brain work of artful listening, creative perceiving, and soulful loving. I fully believe in the therapeutic impact and applicability of the arts, education, technology, and creativity in all disciplines. I advocate for full expression aided by education, free speech, diversity, and imagination. What that means is, I’m uniquely qualified to help envision, enlarge, and exemplify your best YOU based on sound practice, research, and contemporary techniques in the most artful ways.
In 2013, I coined the phrases “art agrarian” and “art agrarianism” in an attempt to create an intersection between art, organic rural culture, sustainable systems, and artists looking to communicate social change. I am currently working in the field of art activism to create new structures for artists who wish to return to the unadulterated water and land, who are exploring food systems, or who are seeking fair and just agriculture.
My current project is Provocateur, a series of self-portraits in photography shown within major art institutions. It is a study in psychology, association, technology and imaginative happenings. Speaking invitations are invited from those seeking to understand not only how art saves lives, but more importantly, how art changes lives. I’m so excited to meet and work with you!