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 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 in October 2022.
When I'm not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony.
"Gave me confidence that I CAN do it"
If your art has stagnated—or if you have no idea where to start—now is your time to change.
It’s time to connect with your inner artist.
It’s time to discover the joy that art can add back to your life.
And if you don’t think you have the time to master all this stuff, you’ll love Watercolor Secrets. Each video has been edited down to the essentials.
"I honestly never thought about value studies and I have taken many art classes. But the way you explained it in Watercolor Secrets and showed exactly how this matters is perfect. I will now never forget or at least try to always take the values as an important part of anything I paint. Thank you for the demonstration I will start doing the value sketching an amazing tool to have"
You have abandoned your creative side for too long, but right now you are ready to enter the more creative phase of your life.
Between all the art supplies, online videos, and everything else, you just don’t know what to do next...and you are overwhelmed... and maybe even a little bit frustrated.
The good news? The content inside Watercolor Secrets will simplify your next steps by showing you:
No more confusion. No more feeling overwhelmed. Just a more inspiration and skills to make your creative dreams real.
Plus, you’ll be surrounded by other artists cheering you on, all sharing insights from their experience.
I took this class to inspire myself to return to watercolor painting.
This class had easy to follow lessons and demos, a reference photo library, and interaction with community of like minded people. I liked how everyone is at a different level of experience and has a different style, and I learned to be a bit looser and to trust my own process.
"I do love Miriam's videos. I love watching them. And I feel so wired up by watching her and have been inspired to...PRODUCE, PRODUCE, PRODUCE!!"
~ Anji C.
I heard about your class because I stumbled onto your page and I’m so thankful for that. I hesitated to take this class because I was not sure if I could keep up or even like watercolors.
The class is perfect, Miriam. I wouldn't change a thing. I learned SO MUCH! Color mixing, sketching, marketing art. It was chock full of information, and I could go at my own pace.
I love Miriam's free style and confidence in all of us❤️ Really enjoying this new adventure.
Miriam's classes are exactly what I've been looking for, very timely and well designed.
Her style, support and social media groups work very well for my learning style. I liked learning new techniques, particularly doing shading in the first layer and confidence building. I learned that with the right instruction and support that I could do it.
I hesitated about signing up because of my drawing abilities and my watercolor abilities; however, no online or video course has ever been as fun, encouraging, easy to follow, or has the instructor painted the entire picture right there with you, and you did just that. You made the creative process go full circle.
I loved the support from you and the other students. The class videos were very well done with easy to follow drawing and painting instructions and demonstrations. Plus, it was so much fun!!