Want to be a professional artist?

Then you MUST know how to sell your art—online and off. At EmptyEasel we only share art business advice for artists by artists. You'll learn where to sell fine art online, get strategies on how to market your art successfully, and find out which art websites are better at selling original art versus fine art prints.


Not online? That's OK. Besides learning which art-selling websites are the best, you'll also find complete art marketing guides, tips for how to sell art at art fairs, and step by step instructions on using your email list (yep, email!) to build a successful career from selling art.


We also do our best to encourage and motivate every artist who stops by. And if you're an art buyer or new art collector, we'll occasionally share tips for buying art as well.

Explore all our art business advice below:

Keith Grove - Wildlife Painter
It is rare for an art website to automatically connect you with highly motivated buyers. It is rarer still for an art website to have a humanitarian component, donating proceeds to quite literally save lives. That’s the compelling concept behind PostandPaint.com. It’s actually a simple idea, and I’ve been using it myself for several months now. Here’s how PostandPaint works: 1. Potential buyers post a...
empty shelves in a grocery store
Every now and again, something happens that changes the way we look at things personally, socially, and globally. We are now in the middle of such an event. But it’s nearly always impossible to correctly assess the severity of a situation—any situation—while in the middle of it. Things always look worse than they are when they’re happening. Case in point—my husband and I have been...
Laptop with image of graphs on the screen
Artists always seem to be looking for the next new marketing tip or idea. I’m no different, I suppose—but so far, “new” hasn’t worked nearly as well as the tried and true online marketing I’ve done for years. So today, I’d like to share my best art marketing tips from among those tried and true methods. Before I get started, let me say that marketing...
Early painting of a horse cart racer
I recently participated in a group discussion in an art group on MeWe. One of the administrators posted a discussion-starter question asking what members thought was the most important tool in the creative process. Most of the respondents suggested things like the best paints or canvases, good training, and so on. . . all the usual things, in other words. But being the person I...
An artist drawing a detailed sketch of a flower
Have you ever binge-watched art tutorial videos? I have. I spent a huge part of three weeks watching video tutorials online because a bum wrist kept me from doing art of my own. But you know what? That time turned out to be well-spent on a number of levels. To begin with, I learned about mediums I’d never heard of before (Resin painting? Really?) and...
6 steps to selling art - Jessica Serran photo
I’ll let you in on some behind-the-scenes secrets: first, few of the things I create are fully fleshed out before I tell the world that they’re going to happen. And second, some of my greatest ideas came when all I knew was that I needed money—fast! I’ve sold art this way; I’ve created global art projects, hell, I ran a successful $13,000 crowdfunding campaign without...
A professional artist's brush and palette
A frequent question that comes up for artists who want more exposure for their work is, “How do I become a known artist?” Or, to put it another way, how do you make the move from being a living room-studio hero to an acclaimed, world-renowned (or at least nationally-renowned) bonafide artist? There are certainly the traditional routes (galleries, for example) but oftentimes those paths are...