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:

An artistic experiment
You’ve been an artist for a long time. Perhaps you’ve even been in business as an artist for a long time. But for some reason, you can’t work up the same sort of enthusiasm for art that you used to. In other words, you’re bored with your subject, your medium, or your art in general. . . so what do you do? 1. Don’t panic...
You can’t please everyone with your art—and you shouldn’t try! In the long run, the artist who is serious about his or her art truly has only one person to please: him or herself. But having said that, there are still ways to please MOST of your clients or collectors. . . most of the time. :) Here are 5 tips that will help you...
Making a living from your art can be quite a challenge. . . so here are a few of our favorite resources and innovative tips to increase your name recognition and sales this year: Stage your art Giving potential buyers a way to envision your art in their space is a fantastic way to market your art and close sales. Most collectors spend a lot...
Coffee and laptop in front of a comfy chair at home
Maybe you’ve always thought you needed gallery representation to sell your artwork and be successful . . but in today’s digital world, that’s no longer true. In this article, I am going to give you actionable tips on how you can sell your art from home so you can pay your bills and enjoy creating art that you know people are going to love. Sound...
alarm clock next to sketch pad to keep track of deadlines
One of the most stable ways to generate art income is by creating commissioned art. A successful commission artist has a base of satisfied (and hopefully repeat clients) so happy with his or her work that they’re promoting it to all their friends. That’s what makes the commission art business model so easy once it’s established. However. . .  not everyone is good at this...
Artist painting on multiple canvases
When most people consider a career, one of the first things they want to know is how much they can expect to earn. If you’re considering an art career, you’re probably wondering the same thing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has income statistics for every profession, including artists, so that’s where I went for answers. But. . . there are many different ways to make...