Friday, September 7, 2007

Meet the Monadnock Artists Talk

On September 25th at 7 pm I will be giving a talk at the Thorne Art Gallery at Keene State College as a part of their "Meet the Monadnock Artists Series." The talk is inside the gallery and will consist of 45 minutes of me talking and showing my artwork and then follow up with questions.

Now I am used to doing workshops and teaching my techniques, but talking about my artwork and me is a bit different!

So I I need to ask you all what you would like to know about an artist besides technique?


Ranjini Vc said...

That's interesting...mmm.. letsee, I would like to know how to pick ur subjects, what inspires u. And how do u address a problem in ur work , what do u do when u run out of ideas( how to keep ur self motivated).

I think u can also talk about how to promote ur work. Goodluck on the lecture!

Nicole Caulfield said...

great suggestions Ranjini! Thank you!

Casey Klahn said...

With an artist like yourself, I want to know what you eat for breakfast, and how you lace your shoes.

Your art is so great, I know there is a hidden secret somewhere.

One thing I find very helpful is to just tell the story of one image. "I wasn't satisfied with a still life of a piece of fruit, so I decided - blah..."

Your audience will be riveted.

Nicole Caulfield said...

pft Casey you are too funny!

That's a good idea though - I'll pick a couple to do that with.

Fannie Narte said...

It all depends on your audience.
If people in the audience are artists, they probably would want to know your process, tips, and successes: How do you decide on a composition? Do you photograph your still life or do you paint from real life? If you photograph, what camera, etc.? What lighting--inside, outside; lamps?

If people in the audience are customers, they'd probably want to know the story behind your artwork--what inspired you to produce that painting,etc.

I find that people are first attracted to a piece of art because of its appearance, then by its story and/or the artist's story.

I know you'll do great. Be yourself. Your enthusiasm naturally shines. Good luck!

Nicole Caulfield said...

Aww Thank you Fannie!!!

Great advice - I believe it will be mostly nonartists types! I will prepare for both just in case!