Bionic Rats, Hyper-Evolution and the Future of Your Art Business

At first… it was just genetically modified rats. Then it was genetically modified rats with Monster energy drinks. Then it was genetically modified rats with energy drinks & bionic arms and legs. Then the rats got nuclear reactors. Then they got GPS. With smart phones and internet connections. Then they got Rat Rockets and Rat […]

9 Top Oil Paints Rated for the Serious Artist

Are you a serious oil painter and would like the top oil paints rated? Have you ever found yourself in front of the rows and rows of oil paints unable to decide which ones were best suited for you? Are you confused by the many manufacturers of oil paints and their claims? 9 Top Oil […]

Artist Resources

Welcome to the Smart Art Marketing Artist Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your business. I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to running my business (or were crucial to developing Smart Art Marketing to […]

Improve Your Drawing and Painting Skills in 30 Days

Want to know one of the best things I did to improve my painting and drawing? It wasn’t taking art lessons and workshops, although they were a huge help. It wasn’t spending money on new brushes or a better brand of oil paints. It wasn’t reading every blog post I could find on painting. I […]

Computer Pants, Sunsets and the 4-Foot Commute

A few musings on a pleasant afternoon in late November… I’m looking out my home office window right now at an absolutely gorgeous sunset. The Creator is really showing off. And I get to kick back, put my feet on my desk, and savor the equinoctial majesty. My friend David called me from his car […]

Calm in a Burning House

Do you constantly put yourself in impossible situations – simply because you’re eager and hungry for adventure and success – and then you find those situations get really unpleasant at times? I am always pressing MY envelope. I’m always taking risks to maximize what I can achieve. And that is scary. I constantly put myself […]

The Best Way For Artists to Make Money Online

I’m all about giving it to you straight. The #1 reason online artists fail is because they never find a way to make money. Plain and simple, if you want to want to be a successful online Artist/Entrepreneur, you have to create a business that generates revenue. If you are looking to provide value to […]

Is Your Traffic Obsession a Cry for Help?

“It’s five times more expensive to sell to a new customer than it is to sell to an existing one.” We’ve all heard the cliché hundreds of times, right? And yet, most entrepreneurs would rather spend time and money chasing after new customers. Getting us to focus on conversion and follow-up and selling to current […]

What Does It Take to Earn an Art Sale Online?

What do you think it takes to get your customers to actually make a purchase of your original art online? What does it Really take to earn an art sale online? Sometimes it can take just a little bit of luck, like being on the right page at the right time. Sometimes, it’s random. Most […]

Can Your Art Business Add a 3rd, 4th and 5th Gear?

“We had a really difficult problem. Gary pulled our online art business apart and put it back together again. It’s going to completely transform our business. It’s going to take about 30% of the time we currently spend on our business and it’s going to at least double our income” -Daryl Grant, after finishing Smart […]

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