Who We Are
Marketing Tools for Artists is spearheaded by bestselling, award-winning artist Owen Garratt – The Pencilneck ®
Owen has been a full-time artist for almost 20 years and is “completely unencumbered by formal education”.
He’s partially colorblind, he doesn’t sell through outside galleries, he has no “representation”, and he lives in a small city of 25,000, but his Limited Edition prints sell for over $200, his original pencil drawings sell for over $10,000 a piece, he earns up to six figures for his commissions, and he’s done portraits for celebrities such as Gene Simmons, Joan Rivers, Ivanka Trump, John Rich, Kathy Ireland, Cal Ripken Jr, Barbara Cocoran, Jake Steinfeld, Adam West, Mark Victor Hansen, George Foreman, Penn Jillette, Rick Harrison, and William Shatner.
He’s happily married to The Colonel and has two young sons, and most days, he’s home to greet them when they get off the school bus.
See Owen’s bio page.
QUESTION: If you’re going to get a little career advice, should you get it from some “marketing expert” who’s never actually made a living as an artist…or would you rather get it from somebody who’s been in the trenches every day for over 20 years?
There’re lots of very caring people who want to help artists sell more art – in fact, Owen’s one of them! – but very, very few of them have not just knowledge…but true expertise and experience!
Here’s an interview Owen did with Cory and Melissa from Creative Insurgents.