134: Artist Journey from So-So to Sold Out with Dawn Trimble

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, I’ve invited Dawn Trimble to The Inspiration Place Podcast and we’re talking all about how one artist went from struggling artist to sold out collections!


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Why you’re not alone in your self doubt
  • Why you can’t get “there” from “here”
  • Practical takeaways that you can start applying today

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About Dawn

Dawn is an architect and interior designer turned fine artist. After years of working in corporate design firms, she began looking for less stressful, more meaningful ways to express herself. She was naturally drawn to the patience and reflection painting with watercolor offered her. A layoff last April due to COVID gave her the courage to pursue her true passion. Dawn’s inspiration is rooted in her love for design and builds art collections that are in response to our current culture through the lens of her faith.

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies

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Listener shout out of the week!

“Thank you!
I have been feeling uninspired, lots of ideas, just limited materials. As an artist who grew up in persistent poverty, I am eternally grateful for this podcast helping me gain new perspectives. Thank you for answering so many questions that have crossed my mind. I feel much less alone.”


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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