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Art Business Advice: Real Strategies to Help you Succeed in the Business of Art

When we’re young, we dream of becoming famous artists, traveling the world and making lots of great art (not to mention lots of. . . read more

NOTE: Today’s article isn’t about the technical transaction of selling. It’s not about how to sell your artwork,. . . read more

Making art can be a struggle—and for many artists, the idea of "quitting" always lurks in the background.

Now, when you think of quitting your art, you probably think of no longer doing art at all. That's the big one, but there other ways to let the "quitting bug" infect your work and life as an artist. Here are four.

• When you quit learning • Anytime you quit on. . . read more

This is what I know: art is power I just celebrated a decade birthday. I’m gathering up my blessings, taking stock. Have I. . . read more

In 2016, art insurance group Hiscox stated that online art sales jumped 24% from the previous year, totalling $3.27 billion in. . . read more

When artists ask me how to market their art, the real question is often, “What do I have to do to get people to buy my art?”

That’s a much better question.

Why? Because the emphasis is on people buying, and not on you selling.

True, if you fully engage in marketing your. . . read more

There IS a formula to improve your art skills. Are you using it? When people tell me they are bad at art, what they really mean. . . read more

Psychologists tell us that there are 2 main motivators in life—the fear of loss and the wish for gain. Depending on your. . . read more

Last week, I shared a few of my favorite reference photo resources for artists. While that list is nowhere near extensive, I included enough paid and free websites to get you started if you're looking for good reference photos online.

But, if you're the type of person. . . read more

While there is certainly great value in drawing from life, not all artists have the opportunity to study their subjects in. . . read more

With so many different ways to sell art online, many artists are in the process of transitioning from hobby or casual artists to. . . read more




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