Get to know me!
|artist Miriam Schulman at work, photo credit Alistair Quick|
What I do
As an artist and small business owner, I am always crafting plans for my business. When I first started in the professional art world, I worked mainly in traditional portraiture doing commissioned watercolor portraits of children. Although I still occasionally take commissions and teach watercolor painting techniques, I have greatly evolved my art making business and now design products with my art that has a more modern and contemporary vibe. Now my art has been published and is licensed with major partners so my art can reach the world in a way I can not do on my own.
I earned a B.A. in Art History with a minor engineering from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Science from M.I.T. I always loved math and computers equally with art -- always drawing and creating and now always looking to see how I can use technology to grow my art business. The two blend so beautifully when you are a creative artist entrepreneur with an online ecommerce business. I feel so fortunate to be born in the communication age where all this art making can be made accessible to an international audience
I have been full time self employed since 2002 when I decided that I would not return to my life on Wall Street and have not looked back since. I have never worked harder than I have as a creative business owner but have never been more happy with my career choices. I juggle my own business with managing my responsibilities as a mom of two very passionate and busy children, both musically gifted and always making sure that I take time for myself. I don't make as much money as I did when I was working for a hedge fund, that is for sure, but I am richer with experience and have learned to be happier with less.