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

In February 2017, a light bulb went off. I was talking to a software engineer working at a physics research company, and hearing. . . read more

Last year I began an envelope exchange, a popular activity for letter lovers of all ages. Within a short time, almost 50 people. . . read more

Disappointment is as much a part of life as breathing. If you’ve lived any length of time, you’ve experienced disappointment; there is simply no way around it. You may even have already found ways of overcoming disappointment.

Some time ago, I wrote about experiencing disappointments in the studio and in life in general. At the time, I referenced a prestigious juried exhibit to. . . read more

As artists, we often run into obstacles that hinder our creativity. Maybe it’s just a small worry that sucks some of the. . . read more

I once had a kitchen window with an awful view: Dirt. That was all, just plain ol’ dirt. Nothing even growing in it. The. . . read more

Like the elephant in the middle of the room, expectations are rarely the topic of conversation at art events. We could save a lot of time and trouble if we explored and explained more of what we expect from our art. Here are 3 things I hear quite often:

1. The response to my new work far exceeded my expectations 2. My results at. . . read more

Many artists are trying to find their inspiration, their “muse,” their creative influence, or their USP (unique. . . read more

We’re all used to painting on stretched, primed canvas, right? It’s the default surface for painters everywhere. And. . . read more

One of my favorite parts of being a high school teacher was teaching IB Art, a two year art program. There was a moment every year when a frustrated student, who felt their art was boring or too similar to everyone else’s, discovered the common thread that connected all the artwork they'd been making.

Being witness to that lightbulb moment was magic.

Today’s message may. . . read more

Editor’s note: Recently I caught up with Dianne Panarelli Miller, a Boston-based plein air painter who also happens to do. . . read more

Every week we receive questions from new artists on what it takes to become a successful artist. The truth is, there is nothing. . . read more




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