What would it feel like to create ANY artwork you wish to make?
Confidently call yourself an artist without going to art school or depending on image references.
Hi, I’m Carrie.
I’m here to help you kick your inner critic to the curb.
If the “can’t do” whispers of your inner critic have you worried about your skill,
I can show you the tools and techniques to build your skill and develop your unique artist voice.
For the ultimate confidence builder join me inside my program Self-Taught to Self-Confident.
This drawing foundations program will help you:
– Improve all the art you create
– Keep practicing fun
– Draw what you imagine
– Showcase your unique voice
– Proudly share your work with others
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How Can I Help You?
Fantastic Faces in 5-Days Course
Go from drawing mediocre portraits to producing something really lifelike
Learn How to ArtSpeak
READ to begin building the confidence to talk about your art with anyone, anytime.
Self-Taught to Self-Confident Course
WORK WITH ME to confidently call yourself an artist and improve ANY art you create in this comprehensive drawing program.
I help artists create the art they dream of making.
As part of Artist Strong, creatives identify which beliefs stop them from growing into the artist they are meant to become.
For those self-taught students worried about their skill, we teach you the drawing foundations that inform ALL art.
For the confidently self-taught, we begin to break down how to develop a regular art practice as you define (and refine) your unique artist voice.
I am a Mom to a strong, smart 3-year old, a fur-mom to a doodle that’s more muppet than dog, and currently live in Houston, Texas after 13 years in the Middle East and Canada.
When I’m not playing board games with my hubby, I’m baking, reading, and making my own art.
What I loved the most was your authentic and honest way of listening to my questions and giving your feedback…I love that you also discuss the emotions and business side of being an artist. I feel that you care and you have helped me to stay focused.
You are amazing and a true gift for all artists!
Thank you Carrie! I have learned so much from you, and the Artist Strong community. Finding you and this group several years ago made all the difference for me to pursue art AND think of myself as an artist, despite the “self-taught” stigma 😉
In just a short amount of time, Carrie has already empowered me with a variety of resources that will impact the sustainability of my business.
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Shae Irving is a self-taught mixed-media artist who likes to draw. She's been rescuing lost and injured domestic pigeons for three decades and celebrates their images and stories through her artwork. Shae lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their...
I spoke to someone who is struggling to show up for their art. He walks by his studio and looks at the unfinished work on the table, and keeps walking… At the same time he shared the real pull he feels to make art. He feels called to create! Right now I’m working on...
I sat on a gray carpet in the cool, windowless basement. I was in my sister’s house, looking at the pre-op papers scattered across the floor, on top of and underneath assorted tubes of oil paint, pastels, and my easel. The headaches were horrible but I hid in the...