9 Important Things to Know Before Committing to an Art Show

After several years of marketing exclusively through galleries and a website I decided to look into art shows. This decision was primarily because I was a single mom and the galleries’ high commissions made it difficult to make a living. About the same time a dear friend of mine who worked in bronze was contemplating it as well. We decided to venture into art shows together. … More 9 Important Things to Know Before Committing to an Art Show

Sales 101: Pricing & Marketing Your Artwork

When you have a small body of work, three to five pieces, it’s time to promote your business. Just as you were disciplined in producing your work, you must be disciplined in marketing. Whether painting or promoting always present your very best. Starting with the originals you choose to every statement on your website. Organize your schedule from times of creativity to those of promotion. You should address several questions… … More Sales 101: Pricing & Marketing Your Artwork

How to Successfully Begin a Creative Work: Vision, Materials, Research & Composition

Every creative work starts with an idea, painting is no different. You must start with your vision for the work. Once you have the idea, take time to consider the type of surface or support, size, and whether to build or purchase it… … More How to Successfully Begin a Creative Work: Vision, Materials, Research & Composition

Starting a Career in Art: 4 Essential Questions

Have you ever watched young children when they’re given a piece of paper & crayon. They take very little instruction before beginning to create something. All of us have the ability and desire to create. How far we take it is up to us. Years pass, but a few of us still pick up that crayon before anything else. I would be one of those people and if you’re reading this, I think you are too. … More Starting a Career in Art: 4 Essential Questions