Artists feedback about Art Coach
Art Coach was developed by Virginie Tison, also founder and curator of Art Trope Gallery. Passionate about her profession, it was obvious that she voluntarily brought her expertise during the Arles Exposition portfolio reviews. Her personalized support represents the essential basis of a good representation within Art Trope Gallery. Virginie Tison’s daily job is to analyze, advise and create all the elements that each artist needs. Her sincerity and her obsession with discovering talents underscore her involvement. This is how the first Master Class was developed and seminars are being held.
To develop an artistic career, skills in several areas of activity are essential such as: the proper management of your social networks, the establishment of a responsive website with an optimized natural SEO, the creation and layout of your documents (portfolios, business cards, newsletters, etc.), the retouching of your photographs, the configuration of your emailing to ensure the promotion of your artistic advances, and many more.
Collaborating with Art Trope Gallery and Virginie Tison is giving the opportunity for the artists to:
– find an artistic and strategic support for their career development through Art Coach
– be represented professionally with the different web tools used by Art-Trope
– be exhibited professionally with a real communication through Art Trope Gallery
– take part in international art fairs and become well known through Art Trope Gallery
– have a dedicated manager to develop exhibitions opportunities through Art-Trope Agency
Thus, Art Trope Gallery presents the testimonies of the various artists with whom we had the honor to work as part of our Art Coach program.
You will find in the file below, feedback from the various artists with whom we had the honor to work as part of the training sessions conducted by Virginie Tison of Art Coach:
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Feedback of the Artists of Art Trope Gallery
Florence Sartori, Sculptor
“The collaboration with Art-Trope is very beneficial for me and has given me the keys to carry out thoughtful artistic actions with a clear guideline. Personalized, useful and precise advice, especially for the communication around my work (whether on writing or on pictures) is very precious. The accompaniment provided by Art-Trope has allowed me, so far, to clarify the direction of my artistic career, to integrate myself in events to my extent while remaining artistically in tune with myself.”– Florence Sartori
Hélène Hubert, Photographer
“For the development of my career, Art Trope Gallery is my best ally. My magical encounter with Virginie Tison revealed the best of me. Her incisive and watchful eye brings coherence and consistency to my daily work, at the heart of my existing, present and future works. With the Art Coach Masterclass, I build a lasting balance in my life as an artist: mastering the right tools, at the right time, on the right situation, without a headache. The aim is to be understandable, to improve how to define my projects, to know how to establish strategies, to improve how to position myself on the art market, to assert my identity unequivocally. Within Art Trope Gallery, visibilities are grown with foresight in total transparency and fairness. The organization is rigorous and responsive. Commitments are kept. The atmosphere is collaborative and joyful. Joining Art Trope means living your art well.”– Hélène Hubert
Rosario Galatioto, Painter
“For a year I followed the training delivered by Virginie Tison, which allowed me to better understand the tricks of communication on social networks, to develop a clear and effective editorial line. Her advice allows each of us to enhance our artistic production.”
– Rosario Galatioto
Charles Weber, Photographer
“Meeting Virginie Tison in Arles was a great stimulus and a great relief for me. Always preoccupied with making new projects, during all my years of photography, I took little interest in the dissemination of my work and I ignored social medias. This is why the intervention of Virginie with her ART-TROPE concept was providential for me. While promoting her artists, she communicates her tireless energy to them. She has the gift of convincing and the courage to undertake to defend art and its creators, especially at this dramatic moment for the culture.”– Charles Weber
Nathan Soulez-Larivière, Photographer
“My return in France in 2019 was dedicated by the need of sharing my first photographic reportages. However the greatest obstacle was the beginning to share my Art. By the acknowledgment of my art and the professional approach rolled by Art -Trope, my photographs are now exposed to the public. This invites me today to continue my new reportages. I recommend to any artist believing in the strength of his/her art with a collaborative mind to join the wonderful venture Art-Trope.”– Nathan Soulez-Larivière
Bruno Palisson, Photographer
“Collaborating with Virginie means disseminating your art with today’s tools. More than ever, exhibition, media coverage and the economy of art are being disrupted. Integrating Art Trope Gallery and its Art Coach system , it is to learn not to undergo it, but to use it to reveal oneself better.”– Bruno Palisson
Alain Le Chapelier, Photographer
“I have met Art-Trope during an Art show in Paris in 2018 where I exhibited a series of photographs. I quickly accepted the proposition to join Art-Trope and I had a meeting with Virginie Tison, the Founder, who made me think differently to an artistic approach, and led me to professionalized my actions. I appreciate the facts that my series of photographs are online on the website and especially the regular exchanges with Virginie, which are always kind and nevertheless really professional. During the first lock-down in 2020, she knew how to continue to follow Artists and to propose meetings in distance, which allowed me to break this isolation and not to let us feel lonely. In summary, I am really sensitive to her accompagnement and at the same time to her strategic aspects in a pragmatic way to development of an artistic career.”– Alain Le Chapelier
Harry Ergott, Painter
“Since I started working with Virginie Tison in spring 2019, I‘ve made huge strides in my artistic career. Through her art coaching I now understand how important every aspect is for the advancement of my artist career. It started with organizing my oeuvre in series and continued with her competent help in writing the artist statement and biography. The consistent strategy in social media matters is also part of her coaching. I really appreciate the international visibility of my paintings through high-quality presentations at art fairs and in the Art Trope gallery in Paris. In addition, the Art Trope Gallery has a high level of competence in marketing tools and technology.”– Harry Ergott
Antoine Buttafoghi, Photographer
“Since collaborating with Art-Trope, I gained a much better visibility of my work and, above all, a new dimension. I feel far less pressure because everything is easier when you are well supported, and I focus more on my photographic work. Virginie Tison is very professional, passionate and our exchanges are always very instructive! It’s really hard to do better. As an artist, I recommend that you subscribe to Art-Trope and move forward at your own pace by applying the advice given.”– Antoine Buttafoghi
Mireille Lopez, Painter
“My collaboration with Virginie Tison is a real asset for me and it is thanks to her support that I have been able to develop myself as a thorough artist painter. The Art Coach sessions we had together have been essential to improve my technique but also to help me manage and professionalize my new artistic career. We worked together for more than two years and it is this state of mind that I particularly appreciate. Since June 2020, the physical gallery completes the services of Art Trope and it is a real opportunity to be able to exhibit in Paris, in a magnificent place and with Virginie Tison, the gallery owner. A lot of artists ask me what I think of Art Trope and I can only tell them that, without this service, I would have drowned in the storm of this artistic environment which I did not master and my work would not have developed as quickly. I also would not have dreamt of exhibiting in Paris and even less in Taiwan. What I particularly appreciate Virginie Tison’s coaching is that each session is organized around the needs of each individual artist. Overall, this collaboration has widened my possibilities as an artist but also has allowed me to meet other artists who share the same values of work and benevolence. Even today, I could not imagine my artistic development without Art Trope Gallery.”– Mireille Lopez
Evelyne Puech, Painter
“I feel the support provided by Art Coach as a real springboard in the pursuit of my artistic work. The multidisciplinary skills of Virginie Tison constitute, in my opinion, a necessary framework for the development of an artistic career. Her knowledge in very diversified fields of the artistic universe allow her a holistic approach adapted to each one according to each one needs. The professionalism, enthusiasm and generosity with which I feel supported have led me to have complete confidence in her support.”
– Evelyne Puech
Sabrina Le Roux, Photographer
“I consider my meeting with Virginie Tison an artistic opportunity. The values it conveys, based on the benevolence and love of art, allow freedom of creation. I feel an availability and a listening. This understanding helps me in my artistic questioning. My collaboration with Art Trope Gallery seems promising as a young artist. It allows me to evolve calmly in my approach.”Sabrina Le Roux
Denis Stracquadanio, Painter
“As an aspiring artist, I first contacted Art Trope Gallery for a one-hour analysis of my artistic positioning. A direct, pragmatic and relevant exchange urged me to be backed up to develop my art. A glance at the content of the Master Class sessions made me take the plunge and I was immediately surprised by the very operational content of the first module “Digital Communication” and its application the very next day. Under the impulse of Virginie Tison I joined the Gallery, the team took the lead in building my digital identity and in the presentation of my art with great efficiency. In just a few weeks, my marketing identity, my development plans were structured while benefiting from the gallery’s support in my many questions.”
Artists feedback who participated at the Master Class
“My meeting with Virginie Tison was a real trigger in my work and in the way of understanding my art. In terms of communication but also on the direction of my artistic production. Virginie knows how to listen, advise and put her finger on the fundamental elements to mature. His relevant and benevolent look is a tremendous asset in my progress towards a professional practice of my art. I felt for a long time that I was alone in a universe where I didn’t have the keys. That’s what my collaboration with Virginia has changed.” – Marion L.
“As an artist, it’s hard to find a listening ear concerning my doubts, my thoughts and who to ask for advice on the progression of my artistic universe while improving my communication strategy in order to develop my career in a professional way. I met Virginie thanks to a call for applications to which I responded, in my opinion, her approach is innovative because she offers coaching and care, personalized for each artist. Our Art Coach sessions are rhythmic on several axes and his benevolence allows me to move forward in total serenity.”Laure L.
“Meeting Virginie Tison and taking part in the Master Classes has been an extremely important event in my artistic life. As a Coach, Virginie’s outspokenness is not always pleasant to hear but vital for the development of my artistic work, which allows me to be efficient and waste as little time as possible. The Master Classes are accompanied by personal phone calls with Virginie: these moments of intense exchanges on my artistic practice allowed me to progress and gain more confidence. I would like to thank Virginie for her commitment and her professionalism.”
” As a result of many exhibitions, participation in local and national festivals and competitions, exchanges during photography shows, symposiums, portfolio readings or training, I realized over the years that it was not enough. With the creation of Art Trope Gallery including the Art Coach and its Master Class to professionalize artists during 12 months, I finally met the ideal blend to transition from amateur artist to professional photographer. The training is well structured with an ideal duration of 12 online Master Classes each month of the year and monthly individual coaching with Virginie Tison on my photographic projects. With access to her calendar, availability for interviews with Virginie couldn’t be better. Her human attitude, her kind explanations and her smart eye are very supportive. “ – Marion W.
“Thanks to her Master Classes, Virginie helped me to better understand the art market. As a coach, she was able to support me in periods of doubt and motivated me to take decisive steps in my artistic career. Her approach allowed me to better define my own path in Art. “
– Thomas D.
” Over the course of the different masterclasses, Virginie Tison allowed me to discover tools, applications and precious advice to set up a serious and appropriate communication strategy in order to enhance my work. Thanks to her listening skills, her professional approach as well as her kindness, I have recovered my confidence to smoothly move forward on a daily basis.”
– Sonia H.
“I gave a lot of thought before embarking on the Master Class training with Virginie Tison, but I definitely don’t regret my choice of trusting her, because her involvement with the artists and her professionalism have allowed me to feel supported in my work. Thanks to the training, I learn to get organized and clarify my goals. In addition to the professional support, Virginie is constantly responsive and provides us with valuable personalized advice, both artistically and in terms of personal development. I am just at the beginning of the training, but I have no doubt that it will be of great value to me in my professional journey.” – Noémie B.
“Virginie’s coaching helped me organize my social networks and improve the quality of my posts. My visibility is already much higher after only 3 months. But her support mostly urges me to refocus in order to give my artistic process and practice a stronger coherence.” -Benoît S.
” The training is clear and complete, it meets the objectives and helps us get the tools we need to make the most of our work. The monthly individual meetings allow us to address specific issues as we go along. I felt backed up and energized by Virginie’s professionalism and enthusiasm, and I was able to approach my creative work with a freer mind.” – Virginie D.
“When you sign up for this Master Class cycle, you quickly understand that you will get your money’s worth: Virginie Tison knows what she is talking about. It is clear, straightforward and intense, and she spares no time or effort in guiding us along a broad overview of the artistic profession. The monthly group session covers the essential aspects of effective communication, and you have free access to Virginie Tison’s agenda to discuss with her by phone any point that raises questions, and on which her expertise is truly valuable. It’s both comforting and challenging, and I clearly feel that through all of this I have reached a milestone in my artistic career.” – Arnaud R.
“Time flies and is fully used, thanks to Virginie’s professional guidance via the Art Coach Master Class! I still have a lot to do but the path she has laid out for me helps at each stage. The trust she creates from the start is an asset to understand and assimilate all the steps of the training. Each session is backed up with exercises and her advice is constant. With a professional expertise of the artists’ process, Virginie motivates you and assists you at all times with no stress so Thank you Virginie!” – Niki N.
“Virginie Tison’s Art Coach Master Class during 12 months allowed me to become aware of the various aspects and tasks one must master to become a professional. The content was informative and a good support for me to deepen later on. I particularly appreciated Virginie’s personal advice, her responsiveness, her patience and her comforting kindness in an environment where the operating rules and practices are not obvious to know. Rewriting the texts is definitely a necessary task as well.“ – Sandrine R.
“A big thank you to Virginie Tison for her feedback and good advice that helped me become more professional in my journey as an artist.” – Juliette B.
“I met Virginie Tison several times before we started working together and as time went by, trust was established. We discussed the tricks to master presentation on my website, my media, social networks, or to organize a future exhibition, etc. I also needed some insights about the European and American art market, her kind feedback was precious. Her professionalism and expertise combine genuine human values. Both passionate and informative, this is a collaboration I would recommend to artists. “ – Tanya A.
“ By chance, I discovered Virginie’s approach via an Instagram post. After an initial phone interview, I decided to attend her Master Class.The coaching sessions are dynamic, resourceful and well structured.On the personal level, I especially valued her visit to my studio in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Her wise and professional insight in my work, along with her technical guidance, has been of great benefit and now allows me to move on.I also appreciate her availability, her patience in case of problems with social networks – not always easy – and her understanding which helps me gain confidence in my painting.Now I just have to work and work again and again.” – Gisèle L.
” To be an artist is not just about creating, it is about being in a dynamic and on multiple fronts all at once. Aware of this, I have taken many online trainings on business strategies for artists and supplemented them with readings. In spite of this, I had a feeling of being stuck, with results that did not match the work invested and with a growing lack of enthusiasm. Following Virginie Tison on Instagram, I took up her invitation to a presentation of her Art Coach activities by Visio conference. As Virginie Tison’s presentation was so passionate and frank, after two weeks of reflection, I signed up for a strategic interview. And there, from the first fifteen minutes, I understood the basics of a professional activity, the Why and the How! Her insight about my digital identity, my events communication, about the coherence of my series and technical aspects of my works allowed me to understand that each action is part of a whole whereas I was working in a fragmented way. Thanks to her easy explanations, I finally understood how to develop my artistic career. Virginie Tison’s qualified external viewpoint allows us to diagnose the weak points, check the bases of a digital communication strategy with the right tools and tips to pinpoint fake professionalism leading to a lack of progress. From the start, my collaboration with Virginie Tison boosted my motivation because I finally have the answers I was looking for and I also feel supported. “ – Fanny D.
Artists who have completed a Strategic Interview
“My first strategic meeting with Virginie acted as a magic wand for my series. Her contribution of coherence, as if she was rephrasing my visual sentences, uncovered the essence of my approach. The objectivity of her vision and her determined but open and generous choices have justified my work with clear directions. In a perfect synergy, the Master Class taught me to set a dynamic framework to my professional activities. In a concise manner, she shares with us the outcome of her expertise in management, art marketing and communication. You will get the answers to the following questions : – How to build your artistic identity, digitize it, develop it and maintain it? – How to choose and implement the right strategies with the right tools for a visible, consistent and targeted digital presence? – How to build step by step, the appropriate action plan to realize a project and/or an exhibition? As many practical guidelines to define a strong, empowering and independent personal strategy in order to reach short, medium and long term objectives in a flexible way. Virginie Tison’s Master Class saved me time and allowed me to acquire valuable knowledge, without which I would still be fumbling my way. I turned my artistic dream into a goal, now I am watching it become my reality! Instead of just thinking about it, I strategized my career plan and took specific steps that will move me closer to my dream.”
“This interview, conducted in a very professional and constructive manner, is very valuable in helping us take stock of our artistic career, to identify concrete directions for improvement that can be quickly achieve”
“Clear and precise interview, Virginie Tison shows a great professionalism coupled with good spirits “
“A 360° interview that shakes up and highlights each component to be worked on, in a clear, synthetic and pragmatic way! It feels good! Get to work now … “
“I had planned for more than a year to develop further and more seriously my artistic project. By reading, listening, seeking advice and enlightening points of view to progress, I naturally wanted to try a coaching session with Virginie Tison. The distance covered in an hour was impressive. Virginie’s relevance, efficiency and foresight in scanning the nature of my work and its state of progress, all embodied in a twenty-point roadmap, excited me, leading to an immediate and mutual decision of collaboration. With Art Trope Gallery, I feel like I have found much more than a gallery. I joined a community of artists around a place where the project and the progress of each have their place. Virginie Tison’s energy, competence and knowledge of the art market are major assets, but her straightforward approach and the quality of the relationships that she intends to develop between all the participants to this adventure give it a unique flavor and great perspectives. I am a 100% supporter of Art-Trope and I am very happy to be a part of it.”
“It is thanks to the Art Coach’s strategic interview with Virginie Tison that I came to her Master Class in order to professionalize my status as an artist. My starting point was very far, since I was isolated in my art with no understanding of the codes and most of all with no series, biography, texts, etc… and social networks that appeared to me as a mountain to climb. The support I received from Art Coach and especially the personalized advice of Virginie Tison, wise and always kind, have helped me to improve, to get out of my comfort zone and to clarify the direction to give to my artistic career.”
“Art Coach’s strategic interview is well named: it is a very comprehensive work session that addresses all aspects of our own artistic career development. We are far beyond a simple portfolio reading. Help in the selection of our works, improvement of the coherence and impact of our series, evaluation of our digital communication, everything goes through it. We come out with much clearer ideas about what needs to be put in place to move forward in a structured way. No more fumbling around!”
“Last year, I decided to get support in my artistic life in order to be more efficient inside my studio as well as outside. The strategic interview allowed me to concretely target my strong points, my expectations, my work’s perfectible aspects and to start a coaching session suited to my needs and meeting the art market requirements: appropriate communication, accurate materials, professional writings… As a result of the strategic discussion, I naturally continued this coached training by attending the masterclass offered by Virginie Tison and I am very satisfied, both on the professional and human level: relevant topics, clear progression, interactions with other artists etc…”
“I started a year of training and learning under the direction of Virginie Tison. It took her no more than three hours to help me change my status, step forward on social networks, redesign my website, etc. But above all, she has already infused me with her energy to better harness mine. It’s huge and I expect a lot out of this adventure.”
“The strategic interview was my first contact with Virginie Tison during which I was able to get to know her background, appreciate her qualities, her energy and her professionalism. Thanks to this personal and attentive approach, we took the time to review my background and my artistic work. As a result, Virginie assisted me in defining different issues that needed to be addressed and/or improved through her advice and expertise, which will continue during the next Masterclasses.”
” The Gallery’s mission is not only to represent, but to help you grow, stay inspired and take your work to the next level, which to me is the key to success for every artist, whether they are emerging or established. “
“This first strategic interview with Virginie allowed me to assess my painting practice and the tools I use to communicate and sell my work. Her vision is very precise and professional while caring. Sometimes it’s a bit disturbing, but it’s to move things along. She gives me written feedback and that is precious. I am now looking forward to the next part, technical and digital elements to be more efficient! “
“My professional relationship with Art-Trope and Virginie began after our first phone call where I really felt an involvement and a commitment with all of her artists beyond her precious advice and her professional guidelines which opened my approach to new artistic and professional ways. Her ability to listen and her empathy seduced me too, maybe I can be a little wild and instinctive, but I felt confident and I have no regrets with this choice.”