A firm believer in sharing information, Ellen Sweetman is available for one-on-one artist consultations.  This can include portfolio reviews, artwork critique and/or practical business advice for artists. You will receive straightforward, honest feedback with information you can implement immediately. Phone consult 30 minutes to see if we are a good fit is free.

For more information on fees or to schedule a consultation, please contact Ellen directly.

Critique and Consultations include:

  • The Art of Being an Artist
  • Marketing and Web presence
  • Documentation
  • Record Keeping

Free phone consult to determine fit.

Contact Ellen Sweetman to find out more about commissioning a work of art.


  • HeART works January 2018- class details
  • Playful painting (intermediate) March 2018
  • Oil painting open April 2018
  • Plein Air Spring open 2018

Studio visits

Business hours are daytime hours during the weekdays. Weekend visits are made on case-by-case basis. Contact Ellen Sweetman to find out more about scheduling a studio visit.

Art lessons


Healing HeART Classes: Beginning January 2018

Are you seeking something a bit deeper than simply an art class?  Have you been wondering who you are in relation to the Divine?

Join Ellen Sweetman and Nina Guertin as they take you on a creative journey of freeing your inner artist!  This beginner course is about awakening, stirring deeply in order to heal, letting go of your inner critic, and letting your intuition and imagination guide you.

This four-session series offers you time, space and a sacred place to awaken, explore and deepen YOUR spirituality through Spiritual Companioning dovetailed with Art. With guidance and support, this class will transform the way you see your inner artist, start a conversation about who you are spiritually and create a one-of-a-kind work of art. A gift to yourself as a reminder of your deep and rewarding work.

$289 / 4-3 hour sessions


Join a Pilot 2-day Healing HeART Class November 13 & 16 from 9AM – 12PM at the beautiful livelybrush studio in Minnetonka! A one-time discounted rate of $90 is being offered in exchange for honest opinion and feedback. In this class you will have an introduction to Spiritual Companioning and Watercolor. Call 612-803-9159 to reserve your spot!

“I believe there is an artist in each of us.  We are storytellers and allowing our inner artist to explore and play, in turn allows us to heal, connects us to others and leads to wholehearted living.”

  • Ellen Sweetman,

“Each of us carries Divine Light within. Taking time to connect with our inner light offers us the opportunity to heal, come into harmony with our world, and to find inner peace.”

  • Nina Guertin,

Cost for the four-session Healing HeART experience includes Spiritual Companioning, Art Lessons and Guidance, studio time, all art materials and is $289 for the 12 hours. Classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call me at 612-803-9159 to reserve your space! You are worth it!