Interview with Alyson Stanfield

Conducted a teleseminar/interview with Alyson Stanfield last night.  Great woman out of Denver who is an art business coach. 

While I’m accustomed to radio interviews, this is rather different, as subscribers simply listen to the interview over their phones.  It’s a bit of a trip, as at one point she had everyone say hello (imagine a couple of hundred voices doing this at once), then she mutes that aspect, and the interview begins.  And although you can’t hear the listeners, you can sense them–if you know what I mean.  This is a great energy to work with, and kind of amusing at the same time. 

We spoke for an hour, covered a plethora of topics, then she had everyone say goodbye (one or two with Aussie accents).  If it’s of interest, the interview’s online at the above site.

7 thoughts on “Interview with Alyson Stanfield

  1. Hi Paul,
    It was a pleasure to get to know you through Alyson’s interview. I listened to it yesterday afternoon from Alyson’s website and it was very beneficial. I took a page full of notes and now understand how much galleries rely on their artists as well which will help make it easier for me when slaving away in my studio knowing I’m not the only one taking risks and working hard.
    Thanks again,


  2. Lauren: Glad you enjoyed the interview. I sure dug giving it.

    The thing about galleries and artists, as I see it, is each group needs the other. I wouldn’t have my success without my artists, nor they theirs without the gallery and the way I run it. This calls for mutual respect and understanding, especially when difficulties arise. Glad you recognize the importance of it; trust your dealers do as well.

    Is it fall there now? My my. Spring coming on here. At last.

  3. Hi Paul,
    I just lisened to the interview a couple of days ago. You sound like the gallery dealer every artist hopes to find;supportive, hardworking and totally committed to getting the artwork out there. I appreciated your remarks regarding perseverence. I’ve been in the business for 26 years and it has had its ups and downs. When you get to the place where you are ready to include artists from outside the region, I hope you’ll give my work a look. Thanks again for your candor.

  4. In a few more days it will be Fall here, yes. (We call it Autumn) I’m actually glad to see the end of Summer this year, it has been a hot one! Hope you enjoy the sunny weather headed your way.

  5. Hi
    I listened to your talk on Alyson Stanfield’s website this morning and found it to be really helpful. I am a fine art student in Australia who is planning ahead :-)
    Thanks from

  6. Sue: Please be sure to plan WAY ahead. I find that a career is commonly built upon a series of singles, rather than home runs. Hold it: can I put that in cricket terms? Not likely.

    Most careers take 10 years to mature. So keep the major goals in sight, and achieve the smaller ones year-by-year. Formulate a plan, and by god put it on paper. Then if you’re not where you want to be in 10 years (most of us aren’t), just let the plan keep evolving, and keep digging the ride.

    Hope you enjoy your autumn (note usage for Lauren). I’m done with winter–and fall–until next year.

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