The Business of Art Made Easy

The Business of Art Made Easy

The business side of art doesn't need to be complicated. I wrote recently about the difference between left and right brain and as artists, that more creative right side is usually working in overdrive. While that right side is what ultimately fuels our creativity, it's the left side that often needs a helping hand. Artists are passionate about creating, and we would prefer to be in the studio doing what we love. Nevertheless, as working … [Read more...]

Creative Ways to Showcase & Sell Art Online and Off

Whether you intend to sell art online or not, displaying your artwork in the right way will enhance the beauty of your paintings and entice people to look at them. Here are some creative suggestions you can make use of while displaying your artwork online and off. Displaying Artwork at a Gallery The way you display your artwork at an art gallery will affect the way people perceive it. The paintings you choose to exhibit must be cohesive with … [Read more...]

5 Inspirational Quotes to Brighten Your Day

5 Inspiring Quotes to Start Your Day

Sometimes an inspirational quote from a friend or a thought leader can help brighten our day, lift our spirits, or reinforce our personal journey. I love collecting quotes and words or wisdom to share with my readers. Here are a few that jumped off the page at me today. Please feel free to share them with your creative friends. Do you have a favorite inspirational quote? I hope you enjoy these...   Let's also … [Read more...]

Meet Me At Oil Painters Of America National Exhibition 2014

Meet Me At Oil Painters Of America National Exhibition 2014

This event was a great success. Stay tuned for my eBook that will be filled with even more info! Meet me at the 23rd Oil Painters of America Annual National Exhibition and Convention, being held in Bennington, Vermont, June 7 - July 27, 2014. I will be painting, and then speaking about, "Brand Building & Art Marketing Secrets Using Social Media and Blogging."  In April, I had a great time speaking and teaching at the 3rd Plein Air … [Read more...]

Successful VS Unsuccessful Artists

successful vs unsuccessful artists

The infographic above breaks down many of the traits between successful vs unsuccessful artists. Although sometimes there are circumstances beyond one's control, most barriers to success are self-generated and can be fixed. Artists are naturally born to manifest. We have a thought, imagine it and make it come true on paper, canvas or out of stone. So why do we have trouble manifesting our art business dreams? The great thing about having a … [Read more...]

Becoming a Successful Self-Representing Artist

Matt LeBlanc Artist

Is it better to strive for success as a self-representing artist or try to get your feet wet in the gallery world? That is such a common question these days among artists. I truly believe that most artists will come to a cross road where they will have to decide on which route to take as it’s extremely hard to be successful in both worlds. About six years ago, before starting my art career, I made sure to research the art market and ask … [Read more...]

Hacked Again! Valuable Lessons Learned To Protect My Blog

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Just when my blogging life seemed to be running smoothly after re-branding both my sites, FineArtTips.com got hacked - again! This is a long post, but those of you who are interested in blogging and using WordPress might learn how to prevent a malicious hack like I have endured... I was hacked in August 2011, and both my WordPress blogs were down for nearly 3 weeks. I lost blog posts, tons of traffic, and my Google ranking fell. It took at … [Read more...]

Monday’s Motivation: Artwork IS Work

artwork is work

Many people idealize the profession of being an artist. They imagine the artistic lifestyle to be stress-free, romantic and fanciful.  For, how can creating artwork or a thing of beauty be considered work? Yes, being an artist is a wonderful lifestyle, but it truly does take a lot of hard work. So, for Monday's Motivation I thought I'd share a few reasons why artwork IS work... Artists are self-starters. We have learned how to carve out time … [Read more...]

RSS Feeds for Successful Artists

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Earlier this month I posted, Top 2013 Art Business Tips From The Pros and promised to share more tips about RSS feeds for successful artists... RSS Feeds for Successful Artists Today, more than ever an artist needs to increase their exposure on the Internet in order to reach their target audience.  An art website setup with an RSS feed can help an artist to achieve this goal. An RSS feed on an art website can increase the following and the … [Read more...]

Top 2013 Art Business Tips From The Pros

top 2013 art business tips

With the holidays behind us, it's time to get back to business. To help get the new year off to a good start, I asked some of your favorite Art Business industry leaders to share their top art business tips for 2013. It's an honor to have my colleagues share their expertise with us. There is a wealth of knowledge in this short post, and I hope to encourage you to visit their amazing art business blogs too. Here are your mentors in alphabetical … [Read more...]


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