Must Artists Suffer for Their Work? Free Teleseminar Reveals Keys to Success

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The tortured lives of Jackson Pollack, Van Gogh and Caravaggio make compelling movie subjects but must artists suffer for their work? Oakland, California artist Michele Theberge guides emerging artists to a balanced way of being creative and building a satisfying career.

Artists often wish they could devote themselves more fully to their art. It’s as if they just can’t seem to get around to doing the creative projects they want to do. Getting art out into the world is an additional step that can feel daunting or intimidating.

When it comes to allowing space for creativity and finding time for making art in their daily lives, many artists feel like they fall short. Even though they may feel truly inspired and really want to pursue their passions, they can’t seem to find a way to make it happen that actually works.

Michele Théberge is an exhibiting artist who has spent the past 20 years developing effective practices to sustain a balanced and thriving art career. She shares these techniques in her free teleseminar.

“Before things started to happen for me...I suffered from enormous self-doubts and questioned my work constantly,” says Michele, “I knew I wanted to make art my life but had no idea how to approach an art career.”

Over the years, Michele began to fuse what she had been learning from decades of meditation, spiritual and personal growth work with the basics of making and showing art. Her techniques began to bring results: she grew more confident and was invited to be in shows, and was sought out by residencies and galleries rather than having to pursue them.

On May 25, Michele will host a free teleseminar to help artists learn the key habits and practices that made a difference for her such as: how to establish an unbreakable studio habit, how artists unwittingly sabotage their own success, how getting organized supports creativity.

Michele has helped many artists become more effective. Many of her clients struggled for years trying to develop a creative life with little success.

Millicent Zimdars of Portland, Oregon shares that she “went from working irregularly, with minimal output, to working daily, completing projects that had been works-in-progress for years.”

Berkeley, California artist Laurie Miller is a professional gardener and calligrapher who felt her art studio wasn’t being used “AT ALL” as she puts it. She began Michele’s mentorship program and now reports, “I now have what I consider a regular practice, I feel more confident and more appreciated.”

Patricia Churchill of Washington was a television producer who made art on the side, but longed to devote herself more fully to it. It was harder than she thought it would be. She realized the skill she had mastered in the television world didn’t translate to the solitary pursuits of an artist.
“Michele Théberge’s crystal clear vision of the artist’s life shed a full spectrum light on my quest to become a more productive artist and an engaged member of my local community of artists. I am now on that road full-time.”

Michele says, “I just want emerging artists, budding artists, even people who are afraid to call themselves artists to know that someone cares and that their work is valuable and it matters. It makes me sad when someone gives up on their dream because they don’t have the wherewithal or the support or the mindset to keep it going. When you are creative, it’s not just for you, it helps lift everyone around in ways big and small.”

Those interested can register for Michele’s free teleseminar, 5 Keys To Success - Creating a Soul Infused Art Career on Wednesday, May 25, 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. (PST).

Michele Theberge is an internationally-exhibited artist. Her work has been displayed in museums, art fairs and galleries in New York, Osaka, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Miami and the United Arab Emirates. Her popular online Artist Mentorship Program ( helps up-and-coming and established artists tap into their creativity at a deeper level, and develop and maintain an effective studio practice and marketing plan. For more information about Michele and how she helps artists develop a fruitful creative practice, visit

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