:55 – Melissa’s Facebook auction & art sales experience (she sold 22 pieces of art)
2:45 – Cory introduces Richard Hearns and waxes sentimental about Ireland. Richard has been a full time artist since the age of 24 and has had over a dozen solo shows in Dublin and NYC.
5:10 – How Richard creates and maintains relationships with galleries. Richard has been recognized as one of the most influential artists in Ireland by various galleries and magazines. Here’s how he reacts to that.
(hint: he doesn’t like spreadsheets)
10:25 – Why Richard Chooses to have a blog. It acts as a diary, a contact tool, a marketing tool, and it’s really, really useful.
13:00 – figuring out what’s newsworthy and how to get people interested in your story
15:00 – Minnie asks why Richard decided to move to Thailand for a while, and how traveling changed his art (he got to live there and develop his work cheaply).
16:50 – printmaking. Should you sell prints of your art? How Richard is dealing with that decision right now is a great lesson for other artists. Richard & Melissa give a powerful short masterclass on how to make this decision.
23:00 – How Richard has dealt with all of the critics and gallery owners heaping praise on him, and how that experience informs his art.
27:30 – Richard reads a poem that he loves by John O’Donahue. It’s called For the Artist at the Start of Day. This is easily the most moving ending to one of our podcasts so far.
You can find out more about Richard Hearns by visiting his website, RichardHearns.com.