176: Dreams Not Regrets with Susan Cohn and Miriam Schulman

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today I’m talking to one of my clients who started her art career when her husband gifted her with art classes. She was hooked and decided to continue. She went to weekly classes and painted daily because she felt like she had to catch up with others. That was 20 years ago and she’s still creating.

In this podcast, you will discover…

Find out when Susan realized she was an artist.

I asked Susan to share how it felt to sell her first piece. She remembers the painting and the people who purchased it. We both agree that when a painting is framed and hung in its new home, it completes the creation cycle. It begins a new life.

Hear how Susan got her work into the LA Art show. It’s an amazing story. She realized her dream of having people experience the art and come back to see it again. She used a contest at the show to inspire new artists and as a result has made connections with other creators.

It’s never too late to start. Susan’s story will inspire you and help you see the power of your own dreams.

Links Mentioned


The Spring Principle by Susan Cohn

About Susan

Susan Soffer Cohn is an internationally known and collected, award winning, artist. Her work is in collections throughout the USA, Europe and Australia.
Author of “The Art of the Mentor,” she reveals in her book her journey as an artist who found and finally became a mentor to others. All of this happened after she took her first art lesson after she turned 50. Her work has appeared in Professional Artist Magazine in the USA and Australia Magazine in addition to other publications, both print and online. Now, Susan is preparing for another exhibit for the LA ART SHOW in Los Angeles after being asked to return for having a successful show in July 2021.

@cohn_art instagram

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 or become better artists. 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 story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, 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, Artpreneur, 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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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity, learn new skills and techniques, 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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