We at Assets for Artists are delighted to announce the graduation of four of our Massachusetts artists: Kelly Carmody, Linda King, Ishmael Klein, and Aaron Slater. All four have worked extraordinarily hard to reach their savings goals and develop a business plan that will allow them to grow existing projects and embark on new ones. Read on to learn about what’s coming next for each.
Portrait artist and teacher Kelly Carmody, a resident of Waltham, has ambitious plans for the coming years. For years now, Kelly has taught oil painting workshops in two smaller, rented spaces, which has both limited her number of clients and restricted her ability to set up proper still life and models. Kelly’s aim is to set up a fully functional painting studio with a comfortable and inspirational environment for aspiring painters. In order to market her new space and craft, Kelly is investing in a new website. Concurrently, Kelly will be exhibiting some of her work in the fall.
Linda King of East Boston is a visual artist whose work spans painting, drawing, printing, digital media, and photography. Linda is looking to expand her existing customer base by establishing new relationships with poster and print companies, and by developing a new website that will enable her to sell her artwork directly to her customers.
Ishmael Klein of Amherst is a voice-over artist who brings to life books, cartoon characters, websites, and toys. In order to best foreground her voice, Ish will invest in a new recording device and a new computer, which, in turn, will give her access to more robust sound editing applications. Like Kelly, Ish hopes to build a website in order to market her skills.
Aaron Slater of Lowell hopes to further expand his glass-blowing shop Aaron Slater Glass with a variety of marketing strategies. Aaron will also invest in a camera that will allow his team to document the process of glassblowing and give buyers added insight into his techniques.
It’s been an honor to work with these four talented artists, and we wish them all the best of luck going forward!