Art is a communication form, yet most of us don’t know what we are trying to communicate and need to try lots of different. . . read more
Is getting your art into a gallery the RIGHT choice for you? These days, many artists aren’t represented by galleries. Of. . . read more
The last decade or so has brought a lot of changes to calligraphy. Some interesting things are happening.
Writing tools have been vastly improved. Calligraphy has moved beyond the scriptorium—to the kitchen, the garden and the car. We have many choices for paper and other surfaces readily available. There’s less time (or it seems that way) so easier techniques are in demand. And. . . read more
Welcome back to “The ABC’s of Art Marketing”—an alphabet guide to marketing your art, from A to Z. In today’s article,. . . read more
If you’re a portrait artist by trade, you can expect to be asked to do a posthumous portrait at some point in your career.. . . read more
My Northern California studio is 22' x 12' with 4 windows that invite the outdoors in. Since 1995, I’ve created here, as a lettering artist, publication designer, and editor. About 5 years ago I added teaching calligraphy and mixed media, which has allowed me to meet many amazing students.
Over time I realized it wasn’t as functional as I needed it to be, and that put the. . . read more
Life is hard. . . art can be hard. And making a living with art? Well, that can feel impossible. I know; I’ve been there. A. . . read more
In today’s era of digital art and social media, there’s a growing business model that has become increasingly popular. . . read more
Art auctions held by non-profits are a win-win for everyone involved. These types of events are great because they promote the artist and the venue, they raise awareness for a cause, AND they help raise funds for the non-profit.
Luckily, my first experience with a non-profit art auction couldn't have gone any better. The auction included all local artists, and my art was even featured. . . read more
Last week, I shared a few ways to make sure you’re buying high-quality colored pencils. Since that article was geared. . . read more
With websites such as Pinterest, Etsy and DeviantArt, the Internet provides boundless opportunities for artists and designers to. . . read more