Artists and shyness!

Ah, shyness… It’s a real poison, and even more so when you’re a painter!

Today I’m going to show you how to get rid of her!

But who am I to talk about shyness?

As you know, I’ve been a professional painter for several years. But there’s one thing you might not know about me: I’m very shy!

Yes, it is! I assure you! Some will say: “He’s got lots of exhibitions and YouTube videos, can’t he be shy?

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been a very shy and reserved person.

It took me a long time and many challenges to become more comfortable in public and overcome my shyness.

Even though I still find it hard to look some of the people I talk to in the eye, I’ve managed to overcome my shyness considerably.

Thanks to my will and my passion, shyness is no longer an obstacle in my life as a painter. This one doesn’t penalize me any more and I’m going to tell you my secret…

Painter & shyness

Painters are creative, and strange as it may seem, many creative people are shy . And of course that’s a disadvantage.

A painter, whether an amateur or professional artist, needs visibility, needs to show his or her work.

Depending on their degree of shyness, shy people sometimes have trouble with everyday tasks: making a phone call, talking to someone, etc.

This makes it all the more difficult for a shy person to carry out some of the tasks inherent in being a painter. And these tasks can become a real obstacle, for example:

  • Call to find exhibitions
  • Participate in an exhibition or event
  • Communicating
  • Selling, explaining and defending your art
  • Talk to buyers, journalists, etc.
  • etc (the list can go on!)

So what do you do if you’re a shy painter?

Lack of self-confidence

First of all, it’s important to understand that shy people often have very little self-confidence! If this is the case, I strongly recommend that you discover my articles and videos on the subject:

Why are you shy?

Shyness often comes from upbringing and overprotection. You have a misinterpretation of the environment and a fear of contact and exchange…

We call them irrational fears.

As part of your passion for painting, you have :

  • Fear of opinions
  • Fear of negative comments
  • Fear of remarks about your paintings and your art
  • etc.

 

How I managed to move forward and get rid of my shyness

As I said, I’m a very stressed person. And so, quite naturally, at the start of my career as a painter, I simply said to myself: “I’ll never exhibit!

And I was also convinced that I would never show my paintings, even to my family and friends. After a while, one of my friends saw one of my paintings hidden next to my sofa and told me he loved it!

It was when I got positive feedback from friends and family that I started to see things differently.

In 2013, I decided to try selling my paintings and become a painter.

It was then that I clearly understood that things would never happen on their own and that I’d have to get out of my comfort zone!

The solution is simple

In my case, the passion was so strong that it overcame my shyness. In any case, I had no choice but to force myself to do everything I would never have done before!

I set myself tasks like:

  • Register for exhibitions
  • Asking strangers for advice on my work
  • Show my work en masse on the Internet
  • etc.

By provoking contact, you’ll see that most of your fears are unfounded and based on genuine irrational fears.

So get your courage up and sign up for a show today. (A small local exhibition to start with).

Discover my article and video on how to find exhibitions

I promise you’ll get a lot of satisfaction and that you’ll be given all the keys you need to live your passion 100%.

Lest you have any regrets, you have no choice but to go for it!

Are you kidding?

To illustrate my shyness, I made a video for you in which I filmed myself on the way to an exhibition. And you’ll see how the stress and anxiety is palpable on my face!

Watch my video : On the way to an exhibition

 

To sum up

Dear Shy: If you’re passionate, you have no excuse. The only real way to move forward is to get out of your comfort zone by forcing yourself to perform tasks that are difficult for you.

Your efforts will be clearly rewarded by the satisfaction of simply having done it! At this stage, shyness will no longer be a hindrance but a real strength!

If my words speak to you, I’m counting on you to write me a little comment and tell me that you’ve decided to move forward!

 

 

 

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