Why is Selling Art Online SO Hard?
by Owen Garratt | Selling Art Online The 10 Biggest Reasons Selling Art Online is So Difficult: emember the heady days of the late 1990's, when all the propellerheads in the world reassured us that "All we needed was a website and 100 million...
The Top 17 Things About Being A Full Time Artist
Both artists and civilians alike ask me what it’s like to be a full time artist; here’s what I consider to be the best perks about being an artist.
Uncomfortable Talking About Yourself?
Does selling art make you uncomfortable? Do you hate the idea of schmoozing? Do you think you’re just not outgoing enough? Good news; you don’t have to be!
Nine Behaviors That Doom Artists to Failure
by Owen Garratt | The Art of Being an Artist This isn't likely to be a very popular post; "Doom artists to failure"?I mean, egad! can almost promise that each and every artist that comes across it is going to find themselves reflected in at least...
Building Confidence as an Artist
I got an email from a lady who asked me: “How did you get so confident, and how can I go about building confidence as an artist?” I get asked this a lot…
Can Being a Successful Artist be Predicted?
Can You Predict Who Will Be a Successful Artist? A Recent Article in Business Insider says Yes – (not about artists specifically, but the research is apt!)
A New Record: $300 million for a Painting!
What can the recent $300 million art sale teach artists about pricing art? Quite a bit, because selling art is selling art, even if you’re not Gauguin.
Beware False Economies!
Do you look like a Serious Artist, or a small time cheapskate? When you’re focused on cheap, you very often get exactly what you’re focused on!
Are You a Professional Artist?
Being a Professional Artist means setting things up so your time and energy are free to use in your art, not in struggling with crap you’d rather not.
Are You Just Lazy?
Are you just lazy? For as long as I can remember, I’ve been trying to get out of doing things that I just couldn’t seem to get excited about…