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General Art Advice: Ideas, Inspiration, and Helpful Tips for Artists

There are a lot of good reasons for going to school to learn art. . . however, everybody else is doing it is NOT one of them. I. . . read more

Many artists are so focused on obtaining gallery representation that they overlook other potentially more profitable, and (dare I. . . read more

Headlines often pop up in the news about yet another link between mental illness and creative people. But why do we hear about so many artists who suffer from mental illnesses such as depression? Are creative people simply more prone to mental illness than the general population, or is something deeper at work?

In his book . . . read more

It’s possible to make money painting portraits for clients, but it isn’t easy. Nor is it a get-rich-quick proposition.. . . read more

There’s an ongoing debate about whether artists should participate with charities by donating artwork. Non-artists are familiar. . . read more

Not a week goes by without an artist asking me about their pricing strategy. And with those questions, I almost always detect a feeling of uneasiness and self-doubt.

Why is that? Why the lack of confidence when it comes to pricing and selling art?

I've seen many artists get discouraged because no one will buy their art. They are frustrated because people don’t seem to see the. . . read more

Even if you’re not a particularly prolific artist, when you paint long enough, sooner or later you’ll find yourself with a. . . read more

I’ve been drawing from the time I was old enough to clutch a crayon in a pudgy hand. There was never a doubt about what I’d. . . read more

Little as most of us want to hear it, few artists earn a living selling art. Many who do are well aware that the income generated from sales is subject to market trends, the economy, and a number of other factors beyond the artist’s control.

Many artists have found other ways to earn art-related income while others choose employment in an area outside their artistic. . . read more

One of the things that many people do not understand about art—especially in terms of turning it into a living wage—is that. . . read more

These days, it feels like there are a million and one art galleries online, all filled to the brim with (in many cases) rather. . . read more

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