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

“Dang it, I’m an artist, not a photographer!” How many of us have said that before? Photography can be so technical. . . read more

A close companion to our first word for artists, observe, is PONDER: to contemplate, reflect, and perhaps ruminate a bit.. . . read more

Selling art is a lot more difficult than creating it, and it always has been. Yet many artists want to earn a living from their creative efforts. And there’s nothing wrong with that; it’s the best way to be able to make art full-time.

But building a business based on art—any kind of art—is not easy. Nor is it quick.

In fact, the most important thing to remember about. . . read more

There’s nothing more scary than handing over your dream to someone, especially if you’re doing it online—but that’s. . . read more

In today’s digital age, it goes without saying that any artist who wants to succeed (as measured by sales) needs some kind. . . read more

Some time ago I wrote down 6 words based on academic elements and principles in order to teach a design class. These words are concepts, and are often missing in contemporary classes because new students feel it’s all a little overwhelming.

And they’re right. It’s not something to "get" in just one class, but it is an important foundation for your journey. So I try to use the. . . read more

Maybe you’re moving into a new house. . . perhaps you’re remodeling and upgrading your current home. Or, maybe your. . . read more

Any time I buy a higher-priced item, I first do my research—I compare different versions of the product with my criteria and. . . read more

There are any number of reasons you might find yourself unable to make art. I’m going to focus on two because both are near and dear to me right now: injury, and unexpected life changes.

In my own life, I’ve been dealing with back pain that makes it difficult to work like I normally do. But any illness or injury has the potential to derail your art and your work. . . read more

Have you ever heard this poem? Stick to your task ’til it sticks to you; Beginners are many, but enders are few. Honour,. . . read more

If you’re a freelance artist working for clients, it’s vitally important that you are able to meet your deadlines. I. . . read more

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