Can Your Art Business Be a Star?

Got this from a reader of my ebook How to Sell Art Online: The Complete Guide… “I am doing everything from selling to invoicing. Difficult to even have the time to think about (strategic) things. Had I not read the book over Christmas, I probably would not have taken the time to read it at […]

Professional Artist or Employee? It’s Your Choice

How do you view change? Is it frightening and intimidating? Or is it an opportunity for positive transformation? When Charles Dickens was a small boy, his father was sent to prison for poverty. As a result, the theme of imprisonment appears repeatedly in his many articles and novels. In one short story he wrote about […]

3 Keys to Building Your Art Brand Online

Have you ever wondered what is the basis of building a strong art brand online?  Have you wanted to build an art brand online but was not sure how to do it? There is a lot of talk these days about building brands.  There’s lots of books on the subject and lots of articles about […]

Are You a Daydream Believer?

Are you a believer?  Are you a daydream believer? Are you finding yourself getting bored in certain areas of your life or with certain tasks you have set? Perhaps it’s time to make your life more challenging: make it more complex or shoot for a higher level of performance. If you’re stymied in your job, […]

Is It Too Late For You To Become An Artist?

Have you wanted to start your artistic career, but felt that the timing was wrong or that it was too late? Do you ever feel like your real chances to be an artist have all passed you by? It is never too late to start moving your life in the direction of your choices. I […]

Secrets of New York City Art Galleries – More Level 4 Galleries

Art galleries in major markets such as New York City can be difficult to understand.  There are a wide range of galleries in these markets and each one can cater to a very specialized market. There are levels to these galleries, what I call the “Pyramidal Hierarchy” in my ebook  “Secrets to Selling Art.”    […]

Letter of Desperation from an Artist Circling the Drain

In early 2008, just before the market crash, I received a desperate letter from Eli Sein, a 27 year old artist who was “circling the drain,” pleading for help. I took it to my mastermind group of art professionals and read everyone the letter, omitting his personal details. During 2008-2010, almost EVERYONE I knew in […]

Secrets of New York City Art Galleries: Chelsea Arts District

The Chelsea Arts District in Manhattan is one of the most vital and vibrant art districts in the world. There are around 1,500 art galleries in New York City operating at any given time. In Manhattan you find them in Soho, Tribecca, Chelsea, The Village, the Lower East Side, and on 57th Street. There are […]

Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor: Understanding Pigments

Are you a watercolor artist looking to improve your technique?  Would you like to better understand glazing techniques in watercolor? Then you will certainly enjoy this guest blog by watercolor expert Dr. Don Rankin.  He is author of Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor Volume 1: How to Make Your Paintings Glow. Don is currently a […]

Secrets to Understanding the NYC Art World: Beware the Vanity Gallery

Chelsea Art District in Manhattan If you are like most artists who take their career seriously, you are willing to give almost anything a try.  And if you are like me, you put a lot of care not only into creating your art but into the business side of your art. You love to create, right? […]

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