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Natasha Wescoat        

Founder of Art Career Academy. Also: Artist, Author & Digital Strategist with 12+ years experience in e-commerce

Natasha Wescoat, a Michigan artist, has studied graphic design and fine art, but has been self-taught since she was a child. The award-winning artist has been featured in numerous articles, and is a juried member of EBSQ+ Self Representing artists.

She is also the author of Secrets of Powerselling Artists and Passion of Art, which was inspired by her personal success as an art business and as a listed contemporary artist. Her work has ranged from contemporary abstracts to pop art cartoons. In Fall 2006, her work was seen on Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

Wescoat has been offering her originals as a professional, self-representing artist since 2004, participating in online and offline exhibitions, with over 1000 original paintings hanging in private and corporate collections worldwide, including France, Japan, Belgium, Australia, Portugal, Germany, England, Bahrain, Finland, Greece, Italy, and the Meditteranean island of Malta.

The artist's work has been compared to Miro and Klimt.

Speech Topics

Young Artists

Natasha discusses how to start creating, careers to think about, how to put on an art show, blogging now, finding opportunities with teachers in school and thinking of the future possibilities. (Great discussion for students in elementary – middle school age.)

Creating an Audience: Building a strong brand through community

Talking about how creatives are using blogging, videoblogging, live streaming video, podcasting and other methods to offer an experience unique to your collectors and fans. Discussion of strategies for using and finding your audience.

Art 2.0 – Integrating social media into your art career

Natasha discusses how to get started in social media, using blogging to share you work and build a community around your art. Blogging basics, social media network discussion, a walk thru on how the tools work and potential strategies.

How to Create Your Own Career

Natasha candidly share’s her personal experience as a young mother of 2, coming from a small town with nothing but a computer to build her business. She shares her struggles and insight on how others can take her story to help empower and inspire them to follow their dreams no matter the obstacles.“

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