An outstanding artist portfolio will open up many opportunities for you
Every artist has tons of material accumulated during the years of study, drawing courses, work and of course private projects. But should all these works be included in a portfolio? Probably not! Unless you want to spend a couple of hours enchanting your contact with all the marvelous art you have created in the past few years and decades.
A selection of representative works in your portfolio is the key
But how shall I choose from the many pieces I have created? Only my latest work? Only the pieces that got the most attention? My personal favorites? The number of criteria needed to put together a great portfolio is extensive. But the number of shots you’ll have at a job interview, open call or gallery appointment is just ONE. So your portfolio has to be to the point, convincing and show only the very best of you. To assemble a portfolio that fits these requirements, it’s often a lot easier to get help from an outsider to take a look and to give you their opinion on what to include and what not.
Your portfolio is like a mini catwalk show of your talent
Having a strong portfolio is very important and essentially indispensable, but that’s not all you should keep in mind when preparing for the big university/job/gallery/etc. hunt. In my Portfolio Revision, I can advise and support you with that. During each session we will get to the heart of it: Reviewing your works and selecting the very “best” of them for the offline and online portfolio, reviewing and creating persuasive informative material like your CV and an artist statement, and of course revising your social media choices so you will achieve a complete and representative portfolio package that shows how great you are as an artist. All these elements combined form part of how you will be able to present yourself, and as a result how the people in charge will view you as an artist.
My Portfolio Revision will also help you to structure your work and organize yourself
So if you want to get it right from the very beginning and think that my Portfolio Revision is exactly what you need to get started, just give me a call or send me an e-mail. You never get a second chance to make a first impression – so you better make it right the first time around.
For additional information you can download the PDF with all details and the different types of personal services for artists I offer to compare and pick what’s best for you. And in case you feel like you could also benefit from a self-management workshop because you want to take the next steps as a professional artist, feel free to check out my self-management workshop “The Construction of the Artist – Part I”.