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

Some time ago, I wrote a series of articles sharing how to find a gallery for your art and how to present your artwork to a. . . read more

Let me guess. . . you’ve just finished your Big Project, one that took weeks of labor to complete, setting a new standard. . . read more

Commission work: it's probably what most non-artists—and possibly a lot of artists, too—envision when they think of professional artists earning a living from their art.

For the majority of professional artists, however, commission work is only part of the picture. They may also teach art, or work at a gallery, or have another side job. And there are always non-art obligations that. . . read more

In the first article of this series, I discussed how everything you do in your studio is about you and making your art—but. . . read more

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

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

Last week, I shared a few of my favorite reference photo resources for artists. While that list is nowhere near extensive, I. . . 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 creative entrepreneurs. If that describes you, here are 7 useful tips to help you set up your business finances the right way:

1. Start a bookkeeping system

Bookkeeping is NOT the monster it is made out to be . . . it is simply an. . . read more

I’ve been an oil painter for years. Oil painting is the medium on which I cut my artistic teeth. My first paintings were. . . read more

Now that you’ve decided gallery representation is for you and have found a few galleries that are a good fit for your art,. . . read more

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