Critique & Coaching

Make Poetry

We create art by utilizing a visual language. This art making language is largely intuitive - but it must be recognized, understood, trained and applied discerningly. Similarly in a spoken language, just because one has a vocabulary and can carry on a conversation - it doesn’t mean one can write poetry.

All artists - accomplished and new - can benefit from fair, unattached, fresh-eyed feedback on their artwork. I offer coaching sessions to help artists encountering all kinds of roadblocks in their art making. Coaching sessions are $65 USD an hour. I offer a free 30 minute introductory call; a first 2 hour in-depth call; two or three follow up calls; and regular touching-base calls. 

A free 30-minute video session is where we get to know each other. Every artist is at a different place in their work. Generally, we discuss where you are in your art making experience, what are your particular concerns, and how a one-on-one coaching would work for you. For one artist we would identify the what, why and how one artwork is successful - and which others are not. A real-time image adjustment will demonstrate how the art making principles strengthen your work. For another artist, it might be a completely different conversation. Fresh eyes and a sounding board can illuminate what is lurking within you. Talking through your thinking and nurturing your latest creative advenbtures will help embolden and re-energize your art making.

To get started in a free 30 minute introductory call, email me 3-5 images of your artwork. Choose artworks that you are happy with, and in addition, include those artworks for which you have questions. If possible - write out your thinking and thoughts. Include dates, time of day and time zone when you are available. My time zone is EST in Toronto, Canada. We can then organize a time to call that is convenient for both of us.

The first coaching session after the introductory call will take us more in depth with your thinking and your work. We will further identify possible areas for improvement. I will give you some direction to work towards. Together we will strengthen you as an artist to make consistently stronger artwork. All of our discussions will be recorded for you to download and to review at any time.

Wishing you much success in your poetry... art.

Kevin Ghiglione

Kevin has coached with the Art 2 Life Creative Visionary Program reaching artists worldwide.

A stronger artwork that has been pushed further and is made more interesting by understanding and implementing basic art creation principles. What happened?  1. A pushing of the differences of the broad compositional values;  2. Subtle values established within the larger values;  and 3. Fine intricate and intimate details to be discovered and reward to the viewer.

BEFORE: A small and simple artwork that could be pushed further through the application of basic art principles.

A stronger painting with several principles applied.
AFTER: A stronger artwork that has been pushed further and is made more interesting by understanding and implementing basic art creation principles. What happened? 1. A pushing of the differences of the broad compositional values; 2. Subtle values established within the larger values; and 3. Fine intricate and intimate details to be discovered - and rewarding - to the viewer.