What's Your Excuse for not Succeeding as an Artist?:

Overcome your excuses, nurture your creative potential and thrive.

ISBN: 978-1-9999868-0-3

  • Are you currently enjoying being creative but wish you could take your art to the next level?
  • Are you proud of your art and your talents but don't feel that you're capitalising on your potential?
  • Do you feel you lack the resources or the confidence, or that your creative dream is too risky? 

In this book (part of the very popular What's Your Excuse? series) I take a look at the reasons you might feel stuck and why you might not currently feel able to progress to the next level. I offer simple, practical advice and ideas to help you move forward. 

If you are based in the UK, you can buy a print copy directly from me for £9.99, including postage and packing. 

It is also available via my Bookshop site. (Disclosure: If you buy books linked to our site, we may earn a commission from Bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookshops.) 

For a Kindle version, buy via Amazon UK or Amazon.com

Artistically You Book Club

Artist Jana Oliviera invited me on to an Instagram live to talk about my book. We had a great time working through a few of the excuses! She also recorded a short podcast review of the book.

"As I was writing this book, I also realised that this book is my love letter to creatives. I always say everything I know of any value comes from consuming the arts in some form. I want this book to be a hug on a shelf, something to reach for to spur you on, to help you get unstuck, feel less isolated. And to let you know there is someone else, besides your Mum, who is on your side."

From my book launch speech.

"This book is a must read for every artist. It's not just platitudes. It's not just top-tips. It's solid information by a coach who knows her stuff. Every artist hits the wall. Every artist feels lost and gets stuck. This book is a great resource to help you get past those blocks that stop you."

Reader review, Amazon.com

"I loved reading your book; it was like sitting down and talking to you."

"Your book has really helped one struggling artist friend already and I am sure you will hear of so many more."

"I enjoyed dipping into your book this morning over my cuppa and it definitely set me up thinking for the day."