Hi, I’m Chris

I’m here to help you build, grow and monetize your artistic endeavors.

Coaching and Mentoring

I teach artists and creative entrepreneurs proven strategies to build, launch, grow and monetize their creative brand.

10,000 True Fans

I will teach you how to build a highly engaged email list, so you can grow your platform and sell more of what you make.

BUILD

We work on building the foundation of your platform.

LAUNCH

We launch your new platform and start marketing your career with your updated tools.

GROW

We use the tools we built to find and grow your audience.

MONETIZE

And finally, we put it all together to help you make money from your creative endeavors.

Scale Your Art Practice Fast.

At every coaching session, whether it’s in my ArtistAccelerator™ one-on-one coaching VIP intensive, the ArtpreneurLab™ mastermind group coaching program, or a one-on-one 60 minute call to handle a specific problem you’re having, I’ll work with you to help you find clarity, confidence, and the know-how to succeed in whatever it is that you are struggling with as an artist or creative entrepreneur.

Why Join One of My Programs?

You can accelerate the learning curve starting right now with the expertise of a coach. After each session, you’ll return to your studio or creative practice with fresh insights, renewed energy, and a laser focus on the next specific steps you can take to measurably increase your results until we meet up for the next session.

Coaching Packages

ArtistAccelerator™: Monthly VIP Coaching

Scale your art career and accelerate your results. I work with you one-on-one for 6 months to get you from zero-to-successful platform. By the end of our time together you will have all the tools in place you need to succeed. This program also includes all the benefits of the ArtpreneurLab™ platform.

So, what do you get?

After an initial 2 hour VIP session (either in person or on Skype or Zoom) we work on the high level action plan to scale your art career.

  • Twelve (12) 60 minute 1:1 coaching sessions (maximum 2 per month), either in person if you are in Los Angeles, or over Zoom – booked on demand by you.
  • Full access to me and my team.
  • Personalized review of your online platforms: website and social media.
  • Personalized review of your marketing materials: statements, postcards, stationery, etc.
  • ​​Six (6) months of email and Voxer access – I’ll have my mind and hands in everything we do together.
  • Private Facebook Group – A mini mastermind group with other artists.

An art career, or any business for that matter must have marketing materials to promote their endeavors, and is THE most important aspect of building your brand. It is a big part of what we will work on together, and what we generally see is that a lot of artists seem to be lacking in this aspect of building their career and brand.

We will review and work on the following:

  • We will review all your online platforms and print marketing materials.
  • If we feel it’s necessary to rebuild your website, then we will help you redesign and rebuild your website. Yes, my team will help you create a new website.
  • If you don’t have your social media platforms setup properly or don’t have many followers on your social media channels, we will work on getting more followers to Facebook and Instagram.
  • We will review your artist statement and revise it if necessary, or create one from scratch if you don’t have one. I will have a professional writer develop one for you.
  • We will review your CV/bio and revise if necessary, or create one from scratch.
  • If you don’t have templates setup for your marketing materials such as print postcards, e-vites, and a newsletter, we will help you set these up.
  • We will help you setup your email marketing platform using a tool like Mailchimp to build your email list the right way.
  • We will help you build an email list, an audience, a following from scratch. Even if you have less than 100 people on your email list.

I will work with you to transform your brand and get you the results you’re seeking.

This is a completely customized approach. 
At the start of our partnership, we will meet and discuss your needs and what you want to accomplish over the next six (6) months and beyond. Based on this meeting, I will create a full strategic plan for you — including execution steps and a timeline for us to follow.

BOOK A CALL TO APPLY to my ArtistAccelerator™ Program and see if we’re a fit.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Serious applicants only.

The ArtpreneurLab™

If you have been interested in building your platform to do more of what you love, but didn’t know where to get mentorship, my ArtpreneurLab™ mastermind group coaching program is the right choice for you. If you’d like Private Coaching calls from me, Zoom Hangouts, and a community of artists to bounce your ideas off of, ArtpreneurLab™ is for you!

So, what do you get?

ArtpreneurLab™ is comprised of 3 components: Private, one-on-one coaching calls with myself, a weekly Live Video Hangout, and a Private Facebook Group, in addition to other juicy perks.

Coaching Calls
Nothing takes the place of direct, one-on-one coaching calls. We get more done in 30 minutes than most people get done in months of self-directed learning. These are instrumental in accelerating your art brand and platform as quickly as possible.

ArtpreneurLab™ comes with 1 private 30 minute coaching call per month, booked at your discretion. (Note: the coaching calls do not carry over month-to-month. You must use them each month or they expire). I do this because I want to make sure we hold you accountable, and make sure you are progessing. It is important to me that you are moving forward and making strides in your career.

Weekly Hangouts
Every week at a set time, we meet up as a group using Zoom. It’s a great time! We get to catch up on the progress everyone has made that week. Everyone weighs in and gives their own tips, tricks or resources that may be beneficial to everyone in the group.

One person on the Zoom call gets a “hot seat” with me, and gets that week’s questions answered every week. It’s like having a weekly coaching call with a group of accountability partners there to help you along the way. Basically the “hot seat” is a focus on one person in the group and we focus on answering their pressing question or challenge they have currently.

Also, once a month, I will have either a curator, a gallerist, publisher or art crtitic on the session as an added ebenfit to answer your questions.

Private Facebook Group
This is your 24/7 resource to get quick questions answered, ask opinions of others, find out what’s happening, and find useful resources. (Like printing, framing, shipping, etc.) This is where you can chip in, answer other’s questions, get resources you need, and provide resources you may have to share.

ArtpreneurLab™ is a mastermind community of like-minded individuals that are trying, just like you, to make their mark in the art world.

60 Minute Coaching Session

Are you feeling stuck? My 60 minute coaching session is an important time reserved just for you to handle a specific problem. Nothing is more exciting than having a coach focused just on you and moving you forward towards your goals and desires.

How does this work?

I answer any pressing questions you may have about your art practice. This could be in relation to:

  • Career advice
  • How to present yourself and your work to gallerists
  • How to find exhibition opportunities
  • Marketing your career
  • How to find an audience for your art
  • Pricing strategies for your art
  • How to edition your work
  • Your website
  • Social media
  • How to monetize what you do
  • Writing an effective artist statement
  • and so on…

 

$97

60 Minute Portfolio Review

Professional feedback is key for any artist, whether a photographer, a painter or other type of visual artist. A Portfolio Review provides an opportunity for you to improve your craft and help you grow as as an artist.

After reviewing your work, and depending on where you are with your work or career, I will provide some guidance on who you could potentially connect with professionally, be it a curator, publisher or gallery. 

Why Get a Portfolio Review?

As an artist it is important to get feedback on your work, and see if you are on the right track with what you are developing. It is also an opportunity to meet experts, such as a curator, a gallerist, or a publisher, who may be interested in supporting your career through an exhibition or a book deal.

Actually a portfolio review — whether with me one-on-one, or with other review programs — is one of the best and fastest ways to get your art in front of industry experts, from curators, to publishers, to gallerists and art critics. 

How Does This Work?

If you are local to Los Angeles, we will do the portfolio review at my gallery or any other suitable location.

What if I don’t live in the Los Angeles area? Video communication technology is amazing these days. If you do not live in Los Angeles, we can do the review online using Zoom, a video platform that allows for me to view your work as if I was there in person, via a camera. It works great. You just need either a smartphone or a tablet device that can be connected to a WiFi connection.

$97

About Me

For the past 30 years I have made a living as a musician, studio engineer, graphic designer, event and festival producer, design and marketing agency owner, and publisher. I currently publish an art magazine, run an art gallery, organize art fairs, and also run a social media and digital marketing agency for creatives.

In addition to all this I do a lot of coaching with what I call ‘artpreneurs’ — artists as entrepreneurs. Artists and creative entrepreneurs who are trying to build and grow their art brand and platform.

This coaching can either be through my VIP program, ArtistAccelerator™, or through my mastermind group, ArtpreneurLab™, or by booking a private 60 minute one-on-one session, if you need help with a specific problem.

The 21st Century Artpreneur’s life can be quite challenging, so I am on a mission to help you accomplish your goal of building your art brand, visibility and platform.

Testimonials

“There are many challenges to creating an art career. My focus has been on creating the art piece itself. And indeed this demanded considerable focus on the skill and expertise required for artistic expression. As an artist, developing my paintings has always been foremost in my mind.

But there is another part to an art career that is just as important — marketing, presentation and display.

I met Chris Davies two years ago and he has provided me with great guidance in this difficult arena. Because of his knowledge and vast experience in the art market, he has mentored me in social media, venues and much more, and helped me grow my art brand.

I’m happy to say that I have a firm path beneath me from marketing to showing and selling my work. Selling my art never grows old. What a joy to create a piece of art that someone else loves so much that they want to take it home to enjoy.

The future is wide open and I really enjoy working with Chris on this grand adventure. Now back to the studio.”

Nancy R Wise

Painter

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