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Hi, I’m Miriam and I’m a full-time artist, art teacher, and art business coach.

I help artists (from amateurs to professionals) develop their skills, tap into their creativity, and grow thriving art businesses through my online classes, business coaching programs, and internationally top-ranked podcast.

mystory2

Hi, I’m Miriam and I’m a full-time artist, art teacher, and art business coach.

I help artists (from amateurs to professionals) develop their skills, tap into their creativity, and grow thriving art businesses through my online classes, business coaching programs, and internationally top-ranked podcast.

The “Bat Signal” That Changed My Life...

Ever since the fourth grade I wanted to be an artist, but didn’t believe I could make a living at it. Although I studied art history in college, I ended up taking the practical route, pursuing a career in finance. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I had a wake-up call and abandoned my lucrative hedge fund job on Wall Street to work on my art full-time.

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My love affair with portraits really kicked off during this time. I painted my son in his Batman costume. And he LOVED it so much, he was so proud of it, that he invited his friends over to look at it.

Those kids told their parents, and pretty soon I was painting my son’s friends...and then more people saw THOSE portraits and asked me for commissions… And pretty soon I had a business painting portraits!  I started selling my art online and I expanded to different medium and techniques, including mixed media and watercolor.

And then people started to ask me to show them how…

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Through my online art classes like Watercolor Portrait Academy, Painting With Words, and Farm Animal Spirits, my students get past the fear and doubt and truly enjoy painting their passion (whether they haven’t picked up a paintbrush since college, they’re doing it for the first time, or they’re an old pro looking for new tricks.)

(Pssst...have you downloaded your Free Watercolor Supply List yet?)

I believe

ANYONE

can make a thriving living from their art

I felt like I had so much to share about how I built my business - that I created the Inspiration Place Podcast to give a voice to my story. After dozens of episodes on mindset, marketing, building your email list, attracting high end commissions, and more, people begged me for a way to get more personalized help.

That’s why I developed the Artist Incubator Coaching Program to work with artists to go beyond the technique and grow thriving art businesses - so that they can have the time and freedom to create art and do what they love.

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Maybe you've seen my work on TV?

My art has been featured in major publications including The New York Times, Art of Man, and Art Journaling magazine by Stampington, as well as seen on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. Moreover, my art has been sold around the world and included in New York museum gift shops. Published works can be seen on my longtime blog, which is going into its 14th year, and in several, full length features in Professional Artist magazine.

When I’m not painting or planning art world domination, you can find me in a museum or spending time with my husband, two adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony.

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Here are 7 more fun facts about me:

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I’m vegan (most of the time) and lie about it the rest of the time.

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I brought a cat home without warning my husband (even though I’m allergic) but he’s her favorite.

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My daughter is a cellist and a music teacher (she’s a REAL musician).

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My son is finishing his nutrition degree (hence the most-of-the-time veganism).

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My art has been used for television and print ads by Sony.

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In college, I rubbed shoulders with CNN’s Jake Tapper (he was an ART major who also took the practical route).

7

During the 2020 quarantine, I reread the entire Harry Potter series.

Meet the Team

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Miriam Schulman

Artist | Owner

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Anna Kuhlmey

Operations and Studio Manager

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Fauzea Shah

Customer Service & happiness

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Brian Kane

Podcast Editor

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Shaun Roney

Mindset Coach

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