Commitment, Selling Work + Long-Haul Success with Linda Colletta



If you want the real deal details on how to take the full time leap and get your work in the hands of buyers, this episode is for you.


Linda Colletta gives us the full scoop on exactly how she made connections in her local community, sold her work with interior designers, and maintains relationships with collectors. She offers a wonderful depth of thought on what goes into the journey for a developing artist-- both on the business side and creative side. Grab a pen and paper for this one, you're going to need it!


In this episode we talk about....


  • The thing that nudged Linda to start painting, apply to shows and pursue a career as an artist

  • How she took the leap into becoming a full time working artist-- business commitments, outreach emails, hustle and all.

  • What Linda did to break into the interior design market

  • The dance between fine art v. commercial art (and her fluorescent pink turning point)

  • Selling high price-point pieces and the stories behind big collectors, like Justin Bieber and Dr. Mark Hyman

  • The journey of being self-taught

  • What it’s like to exhibit at Burning Man (!!)


About Linda:


Linda Colletta has been creating art in various mediums for over 25 years, and first translated her passion for art into a career as a scenic painter in the television industry before dedicating herself full-time to painting professionally. Her artistic approach as an abstract expressionist, creates vibrant and uplifting works for designers and individual collectors. Linda is self taught and works from her studio in Bridgeport, CT.


Listen on Apple Podcasts here.


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https://www.instagram.com/lnmop/

https://lindacolletta.com/

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Stay in Touch

https://www.instagram.com/devonwalzart/



"Rainbow Sprinkles 1" 60 x 60 in. acrylic and oil on canvas. By Linda Colletta.

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