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 […]

Artists and the Right Brain Connection

I was consulting with a client, Michael, recently and he made this comment… “Gary, I’ve been applying the Smart Art Marketing Pro principles to my life and business for the last year or so, and now I have a very odd problem. I don’t know what to do with all of my free time. Tell […]

Are You Thinking….Or Merely Working?

I once sent an April Fool’s email offering readers the opportunity to use my shower, since that’s where so many profitable ideas come from. People thought it was a hoot. But was it really a joke? You see, most of us artists who are entrepreneurs like to think we spend our days thinking. Simply because […]

The Secret of All Genuinely Successful People

Did you ever go on a treasure hunt when you were a child, or read Poe’s “The Gold Bug”? Then you know the first thing you have to do before you can find the treasure is find the map. It may be hidden, it may be torn in half, or in a million pieces, but […]

Why Artists Are the Luckiest People I Know

“Picasso was drawing like an angel in the crib.” – Louise Nevelson, Sculptor Artists are the luckiest people I know. That may sound a little funny to you, but it’s true. Without question, artists are the luckiest people. Here’s why I say this. A few years ago, I was at a friend’s house socializing with a […]

Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?

“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”        –Mark Twain, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 – 1910) It’s been estimated by psychologists that during the course of a normal day the human brain will produce around 60,000 thoughts. And for some reason that the […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Sell Your Art on Auction Websites

Have you ever been tempted to put some of your art on auction websites? Or have you ever put your art on auction websites and wondered why it didn’t sell or went for such a low price? If  you’ve been thinking about selling your art on auction websites or even if you have tried it […]

Gary Bolyer’s 5 Most Inspirational Art Blogs of All Time

Do you want to know the most inspirational art blogs? Okay, so you want to be inspired? You want to feel something don’t you? You want to feel it in your bones? Then you must read these 5 inspirational art blogs that I have written. If you don’t know what I’ve been writing about lately, […]

Do You Have a Bucket List?

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.  ~Pablo Picasso As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do. ~Zachary Scott To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.  ~William James A few years back, Jack […]

Beauty only comes by grace…

Someone once told me that beauty only comes by grace. So it came to be that I stood with my sister in the presence of grace in the form of beauty, in the form of art, in the form of paintings that hung in long hallways that echoed as we spoke. They were seascape paintings, images of […]