Wisdom & the Dreamer: Achieving Fulfillment in the Arts - With paintings by: RICHARD SCHMID, NANCY GUZIK, TIMOTHY R. THIES, and one bronze sculpture by GEORGE CARLSON

“Wisdom and the Dreamer: Achieving Fulfillment in the Arts,” is all about achieving that balance and, through it, succeeding in the life of an artist. In what might be the world's first how-to book written with haiku-like brevity and depth, Kristen Thies answers the two questions that plague every artist in America today: how to make a living; and how to make a fulfilling life. Finances and fulfillment, in 74 lavishly illustrated pages. 

Soft-cover. With paintings late artist Richard Schmid, and one of his protege’s, Timothy R. Thies who passed in 2010.

Paintings by award winning Nancy Guzik grace Kristen’s book as well as one image of a bronze sculpture by foremost artist George Carlson.

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Book Reviews:

  • "I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your book last night." 
  • "Such a beautiful depiction of your story, your honesty, and openness about your life mirrored through the lens of the artists."  
  • "The artwork featured honors each chapter so beautifully."

"Your husband’s work is exquisitely portrayed, along with Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik’s magnificent depictions.  You offer artists such help highlighting rejection, hope, marketing skills, and life lessons all spoken with such gentleness and understanding. I felt an immense sense of peace and hope closing the cover and thank you so much for sharing your story with me." 

"What a wonderful gift for all those who have had the joy in reading your words and appreciating the artwork.”- Maureen Iaricci, Regis College, Weston, MA

“After many years of working with Kristen Thies, I have come to realize that anything is possible to achieve provided one has the imagination and willingness to work hard.” Richard Schmid—artist and author of ALLA PRIMA: Everything I Know About Painting and More, published by Stove Prairie Press, LLC

“Wisdom & The Dreamer gently nudges you forward into your life as an artist, encouraging you to follow your dreams and your path– whatever they may be. With art experience ranging from successful gallery owner to being the wife of an artist, and also the marketing executive for painters Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik, Kristen understands the nuances of making a living in the art world” – Sandra Carpenter, writer specializing in the arts and former editorial director and editor of the Artists Magazine. 


Soft Cover

ISBN: 978-09763655-01

Publisher/Author: Kristen Thies published by West Wind Fine Art, LLC.