#61 Kecia Deveney: An Artist of Many Talents

Artist Kecia Deveney, has a style that is clearly her own. She paints, she sews, she creates 3D art pieces using vintage objects. She worked hard to develop her artistic style and now teaches art in many disciplines, from her home in New Jersey, to as far away as Australia. She tells great stories about her Australia trips, and how she’s has successfully sold her artwork through a Facebook pop-up shop.

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Kecia Deveney

This is the piece Kecia was working on while we talked. It's painted fabric with added stitching. Will she stuff this to make an art doll or keep it as a wall hanging?

You can find Kecia’s artwork on her website keciadeveney.com

Her main social media account is Facebook, and she cross-posts to Instagram and Twitter.

She teaches through Art is You, also known as Eat, Cake, Create.

Check out her website and Facebook for updates to her teaching schedule, as she is planning on teaching in Australia again in the summer of 2019.

Here are some great takeaways from this episode:

  1. Don’t be too precious with your art supplies. You’ve gotten them to make some art, so make some art.
  2. Have a comprehensive style over all your art that is uniquely your own.
  3. A great way to make art sales is to do a Facebook pop-up show around Thanksgiving.
  4. Art sales are more fun when they have meaning to it. What she means by this is, make art that means something to you, and you will enjoy the selling process.
  5. If you can develop an established relationship with people through Facebook first, then it will be easier to make them customers later.
  6. Save time by linking your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts so that one post hits them all together.
  7. If you want to teach a new subject, start taking classes to learn it.
  8. Formulate a way of making art that works for you, rather than just replicating the way it was taught to you.

Kecia also talked about how she creates a holiday pop-up shop on Facebook to see her artwork. I’m going to talk about that in my next business episode # 62, so be sure to tune in for that.

 

 

 

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