Sam Baguley is an artist specialising in oil paintings of seascapes, animals and the natural world. She captures the light, the colours and most importantly, the feeling of a place without making the paintings too much of a photo-realistic representation.
When Sam joined one of my Accountability Groups in February 2019, her customers where her family, friends and parents at the village school! Being a single mum with a young son she was struggling with time and how to manage creating her art and running a business. She was paying to have stalls at local fairs to try and sell paintings and small goods such as cushions, mugs, notepads and cards containing her art and unfortunately making very little profit. She wanted to do commissions for larger paintings but wasn’t sure how to get these customers. Also she didn’t have a website and wasn’t sure if she needed one.
Overall a very talented artist producing amazing work with a very small customer base and who didn’t really have a profitable business.
After just over a year being part of an Accountability Group, Sam is now getting regular commissions for larger paintings, expanded her customer base across Cheshire and into North Wales, stopped attending small local fairs, had some fantastic new branding and has her own website where customers now buy directly from. The website has already paid for itself within 3 months of being fully-operational. She has also exhibited at RHS Tatton for 5 days last July, painted a huge wall mural in a reception area of the offices of a plant hire company and had an article published about her and her work in Eclipse Magazine.
Most importantly Sam is now managing her time better, painting what she wants and now has a profitable business. She is getting the recognition she deserves.
The world’s her lobster for Sam, watch this space!!!
This is what Sam says about 'Group Accountability’…
“Since joining Karen’s accountability group, my business and my self-confidence have come on in leaps and bounds. When you work on your own all day, it’s vital to have someone to bounce ideas off and to give you unbiased feedback to help move your business forward, otherwise you end up stuck in a rut.
Karen is brilliant at giving no-nonsense advice, no matter what your business is. She is able to be both supportive and perceptive at the same time, and won’t let you get away with half-measures. She keeps me on the straight-and-narrow, which I really need, but is a great cheerleader for my business, too.”
Find ‘Sam Baguley Art’ on her website, facebook and Instagram.
All blogs are written by Karen @ Project Complete.