I met Mary Erickson in person for the first time at the 2016 Plein Air South in Apalachicola, Florida. We bonded over cocktails and oysters. (Mary is the only person who has ever convinced me to eat oysters.)
I was immediately impressed with Mary’s business savvy, as I know you will be. Her art sales have paid for her lifestyle, which is comfortable and adventurous, but far from extravagant. She is a discerning investor and wise with her finances.
Mary says she paints so that she can buy real estate so that she can collect art–paintings by other artists. You’ll hear all about it in the latest episode of the Art Biz Podcast. You’ll also hear about:
- How she started selling and why she believes being involved in your community is key to an artist’s success.
- How she keeps up with the 8 different galleries that represent her.
- Mary’s legacy project: High Ridge Gardens, a bird sanctuary and artist retreat on her property, which she will leave with a funded endowment.
And you’ll learn the one finance book Mary recommends you read (if you only read one).
I hope you’re inspired by this conversation with Mary Erickson. Click on continue reading to listen in.