Youre at a party, a gallery opening or a workshop and someone asks what you do for a living. Will you say youre a banker (or a mother or a doctor or a real estate agent) or that youre an artist? Its your choice. Suggestion: Get in the habit of introducing yourself as an artist first. Chat about your artwork, your subject matter and your exciting process. Should you want it, there will be plenty of time later to chat about your other job. And when you exchange business cards? Thats right. Have your artist business cards handy.
Stephen Quiller lives in Creede, Colorado, with his wife Martha and their two children, Christopher and Allison. Hes a member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society and the Society for Painters in Casein and Acrylic, and is listed in Whos Who in American Art. Quiller conducts workshops throughout North America, has produced numerous video tapes and has published four books, including A Painters Guide to Color (Watson-Guptill). His work is available at the Quiller Gallery in Creede, Colorado and the Mission Gallery in Taos, New Mexico. For recent paintings and information on his upcoming workshops, visit www.quillergallery.com.