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

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

You want to be happy, no matter what life sends your way? The first thing you need to understand is that happiness is a choice.. . . 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

Most people would agree that working as an artist is quite different from working in an office or going to a full-time job. As an. . . 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 money).

After a few years, maybe a college education and a “real job,” our dreams turn toward the time when we can retire from our day job and make art full time. World travel may no longer be part of the equation, but we do still dream of making money. . . 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. . . 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 stayed true to myself? Have I done good? Where have I fallen short? Where should I stay the course?

Pastel study. . . 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?”. . . read more




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