Testimonials from past and current clients
I went to Brainard Carey looking for a mentor to help me find my way forward in my art career. He helped me plan and execute my first public art project, which lead to a full page article in Time Out New York, a national TV news feature and the confidence to create more projects on my own.
As a mid-career artist I had been in upscale galleries and museum shows. But still, I felt frustrated in trying to get to the next level. After working with Brainard, my work was accepted into 4 juried shows, 2 in NYC, and I was featured in regional and national art publications. Remember that scene in "Poltergeist" where Carol Anne is trapped in the TV set? Brainard reached in and pulled me back from the abyss of has-been hell. He is my Tangina!
Brainard is akin to having a secret agent, and wise uncle together in your corner. He is great at helping prioritize unruly piles of hopes and dreams into tangible goals with solid strategy to achieve them given his passionate and insightful understanding of the art world.
Brainard Carey understands and eliminates fear. His guidance helped me navigate my dreams and make them realizable goals.
Brainard is a pleasure to work with, his no nosense style is wonderful. He gets straight to the point and I feel my money is well spent.
When I started working with Brainard I had two main goals: getting my work exhibited in a museum and making money out of my conceptual art projects. It took eight months to achieve the first goal and a little over a year for the second. With a gentle and steady approach, Brainard helped me realize what was blocking me from achieving my goals and then he coached me to achieve them. What makes Brainard so effective is that he is both an artist and a mentor, a coach and the biggest fan you can get. If you are serious about committing to your work as an artist, working with Brainard will get you closer to your dreams.
I have been working with Brainard regularly for about a year and a half. In that time Brainard has helped me to jumpstart my career as an artist--which was a distant dream that has now become a near-reality: I am presently preparing for a solo exhibit in a notable gallery. He has helped me to develop a vision of myself as an artist that continues to expand and grow in unexpected and wonderful ways. Brainard encourages, nurtures and empowers. He is the one person in my life who has deeply inspired my artist-self.
Brainard's guidance helped me to finish writing and publish my book, Magic Medicine: Rx for Creativity, in less than a year. His expansive vision is inspiring, affirming, even infectious. Every artist deserves to give themselves the gift of working with Brainard. It is like having an art angel sitting on your shoulder saying "If you dream it, you can do it. Yes, you can. Yes, you can Yes, you can!"
Brainard helped me to see some of my self-created blocks and how taking steps in my art career is much more simple than I was making it out to be. He was supportive, commpassionate and focused when I shared personal art related experiences. He showed me that the "art world" is accessible.
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