Learning to be a Wealthy and Famous Artist by Taking on Traits of Amazing Living Artists

Charmaine Olivia

Alex and Allyson Grey

Natasha Wescoat

Amanda Sage

I admire the artists above for different reasons and I ask the universe to give me the following traits (or better traits) that I admire in them.

Charmaine Olivia

She is probably my favorite. There are quite a few things that I admire in her. She is upbeat, fun, adventurous and carefree and she documents her happy, magical life in absolutely beautiful pictures. She creates the art that she likes for herself, and does what she loves, everyday, all day. I’m sure there are things that she has to do that she doesn’t enjoy, but it seems that she does only what pulls on her heart. I love her photos and her delightful, childlike demeanor. Her popularity has come about completely organically, just from her doing what she loves whenever she wants and them posting it on social media for all to see. People really responded and she’s huge on social media. I adore her website and her online persona in general.

I love her colorful, realistic but painterly style and the emotional tone of her work. Honestly, I love what her life appears to be.

Alex and Allyson Grey

First of all, I admire Alex and Allyson Grey because they are an adorable couple. They clearly love each other. They’re always together happily. I also admire their broad vision and their mission to bring love and deep spirituality to the masses. They are not only sharing their art with the world, but they are also creating a community of peace loving free spirits. Alex gives talks at big events. They also give workshops that blend art and spirit that are very popular and well priced.

They have a cult-like following of spirit minded people, but they’re extremely accessible. They have parties every month and invite the public. They are authentic and outspoken.

Natasha Wescoat

There’s a lot to admire about Natasha. Her work ethic tops my list. She is one busy lady. She has multiple streams of income from all sorts of sources related to art and art business. She is not only an artist who sells paintings online, she also runs an online art business course, licenses her work and illustrates children’s books. She is an artist who really understands the business behind the art. More than anything I admire her unstoppable attitude, work ethic and deep understanding of how to make a lot of money with her art.

Amanda Sage

Something about Amanda Sage makes me want to say “Peace girrllll and party on”. I admire her crazy, funky, gypsy style and her dedication to her craft. I admire her authenticity and the confidence and ease in which she paints live at various venues. I admire her line work and her ability to create masterpieces with the same amount of effort that average people use to tie their shoes. She’s amazing in many different ways, but I think that what I admire most about her is the art she creates. It’s incredibly unique and beautiful. It stirs something deep within and calls it forward. I dig it deeply.

The point of this blog post is to learn from these wonderful people.  I’m going to break it down into what we can learn from these mentors:

  • Maintain an upbeat, fun, adventurous and carefree attitude.
  • Document your happy, magical life in absolutely beautiful pictures.
  • Create the art that you like for yourself. Do what you love to do, what speaks to you.
  • Take beautiful pictures of yourself and your art and put them on social media. Just put it out there for people to see, without necessarily expecting anything in return.
  • Let your love for what you do, your passion for it, come through in your interactions online and in “real life”.
  • Have a professional design your website.
  • Project an online persona that is authentic, but centered around a busy, full and fun art-filled life. This is your “brand”, (you are the brand).
  • Maintain your close relationships. Feed them love, joy and time.
  • Have a broad vision about the good that you want to bring to the world through your art.
  • Share your mission to benefit the world openly as often as you can.
  • Create a community around your vision and your mission.
  • Give talks about what your art is bringing to the world that is interesting to others (about them, not you).
  • Be very accessable and interact with as many people as possible, with your art clearly “visible”
  • Maintain a strong work ethic. Keep promises and over deliver whenever possible.
  • Create multiple streams of income from all sorts of sources related to art that interest you.
  • Learn about the business behind the art.
  • Have an unstoppable attitude and focus on making a lot of money with your art. I have a friend who writes a to-do list every day that she labels as “income producing activities”. If you’re not making money with your art, it’s a hobby, not a business. If you want to make money with your art, then you must focus on making money with your art.
  • Express yourself authentically and uniquely through your hair, make-up, clothes, car, accessories etc.
  • Dedicate yourself fully to becoming a master of your craft. This is in bold for a reason. It should be top priority.
  • Practice every day. If you’re a fine artist, paint without the aid of machinery such as projectors and light boxes. These can become crutches. Think of it as an adventure and try painting or drawing from your imagination.
  • Find a place to paint live. People love watching this process and they will be fascinated watching you create your masterpiece.
  • Don’t call a painting (or your craft) complete until you absolutely love it. I use a 1-10 scale. One is horrible, throw it in the trash, and ten is the most amazing work I’ve ever done. I don’t stop working on a piece until it’s a ten. Why do something if you’re not going to put the best of yourself into it?

A technique I learned from Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich” is to have a mastermind group. It’s very beneficial to have a group of people that are very successful in the area that you want to be successful in. They can provide insight and strategies that will really propel you forward in a huge way. However, it isn’t always easy to form a group of this nature. Napoleon suggests that you can do this with people you admire, just in your mind. Charmaine Olivia, Alex and Allyson Grey, Natasha Wescoat and Amanda Sage are my “dream team”. I’ve never met them in person, but in my imagination they provide me with much needed guidance. I ask for their assistance and their wisdom daily.

For example, I might ask Charmaine to help me to improve my social media presence. I often ask Alex and Allyson Grey to help me broaden my vision and live my mission. I ask Natasha for help in keeping the business part of my art running smoothly and I just asked Amanda Sage for help in finding a perfect venue that would love to pay me to paint live for their customers.

Remember – all minds are joined. You can form a “dream team” whose purpose it is to guide you to success.

4 replies

  1. Charmains success didn’t come about organically lol she was rich af before she decided to become a “famous artist” and had lots of money to get lots of exposure, fast, like facebook sponsoring and so much more. She never had to work therefor had all the time int he world to doodle and practice and then all the money she could ever want to pay for success int he public eye. God how does no one actually know anything about her? Of because she doesn’t mention any of this in her self written bios.
    I’m so sick of wealthy white kids coming in and literally buying their place in the scene, it makes me sick. Yea she ‘has’ developed a style over time but, she paints models, like, as in, super models. Do you know how many people on this planet do that? I have seen atleast a dozen artists with similar style and color pallet as hers who also just paint pretty girls. Usually the public doesn’t really care about something so mundane but because Charmaine had tons of money to make her image known, she has the success that poor artists across the globe will never see.
    I’m not impressed. So she’s pretty and has a 500 dollar hair doo that she has the priviledge to change every month…. Wooptydoo.

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    • THANK YOU ive been following her long enough to realize she doesnt have to worry about money at all…who the hell can afford a solo studio in SF with no job? she’s covered in tattoos from an artist who charges upwards of $2,000 a session, has a constant, steady stream of new panels and expensive oil paints and new brushes, doesn’t seem to need to sell anything too regularly… home girl is a trust fund baby, never had to worry about money a day in her life. With enough time and money anyone can achieve a following. I ❤ her work but it's just fact she hasn't had to work as hard as others… And then young girls reach out to her asking for advice about art school / how to make money as an artist and she responds with hokey ~follow ur bliss~ advice as if there aren't serious financial realities in the world. ugh privilege to the max. would have more respect if she was honest about it

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      • It’s true, the whole thing about follow your bliss, but there are definitely other considerations, ESPECIALLY when you have other people who depend on you. It’s almost like you could ACTUALLY say, “Follow your bliss while you work a full time job to pay the bills”. Which I think is challenging, but possible.
        I’ve never really had anything in my life as far as material wealth goes, and it used to bother me so badly. I will say that it would be tremendously helpful to have some money to get my stuff “out there” in the world (and to afford the materials, because damn….).
        But, I’d rather be happy with what I have than have and not be happy. And most days I am very happy. I’m not saying she’s not happy, she seems to be. Social media can make anyone look like a blissful rockstar though. I also think that maybe I was attaching the amount of money I wasn’t making with who I am. I’ve come to realize that it has nothing to do with that. People won’t pay what my art is worth unless I demand it, and they won’t find me unless I’m practically right in front of them with a neon sign. It’s a noisy world. My income is not a reflection of my worth, it’s a reflection of what I’ve learned about creating desirable art and marketing in the right way to the right people.
        I guess I just mean that my journey hasn’t been straightforward, as I’m sure yours hasn’t been, but it’s been rich and rewarding and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. In the past, I have learned to make do with VERY little and I constantly improving my skills so that I stand out a bit more. It’s been a lovely struggle.

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