Tracking Your Art Inventory and Contacts

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As a working artist I know how hard it can be to keep good art records. Keeping track of my art inventory, clients, gallery contacts, competitions and other aspects of my art career can be overwhelming. At times, my desk has been like a chaotic mess of notes, spreadsheets, database software, and business cards! Yikes, I don't want to spend my time dealing with the mundane business side of things - I just want to create! I talk and work … [Read more...]

Improving Your Art: What a Difference a Year Makes!

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Dedication, determination and a desire to improve are important factors to the success of any artist. On my my Fine Art Tips fan page, we share our art and ideas. A while back, a young artist from Bermuda shared her enthusiasm about her personal growth as an artist and what a difference a year makes. I was inspired by her story and wanted to share it with you... Guest artist/author: Vanessa Turner What a Difference a Year Makes! Last … [Read more...]

Focus and Plan to Paint!

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My wise mother always reminds me, "scatter your fire, and you miss the mark." This rifle analogy, especially rings true for artists who need to take calm aim and focus in order to hit their mark. Artists are multitalented individuals who sometimes lack this important discipline which is needed to obtain their desired goals. In fact, I know this from personal experience. I have so many interests, it is easy for me to find myself drifting away … [Read more...]

One Simple and Effective Way to Show The World You’re an Art Pro

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Guest artist/author: Stacey Cornelius Recently, I had the opporunity to help a painter put together a new portfolio to take to galleries. She was going on a trip and decided to look for a few new venues while she was away. This artist is a very good writer, so I made only a few edits to her artist's statement. She had her CV (curriculum vitae) nicely formatted, a couple of reviews, a business card, and some wonderful reproductions of her work … [Read more...]

How to Jump Start Your Art Career!

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Are you an artistic person who loved to draw as a kid or took art classes in college, but you were discouraged away from art at as a serious profession? Or maybe you are a frustrated or struggling artist who has to work a 'real' job, or rear children with no time to create. Obviously, we all have rent or house payments and other bills to pay. So how does someone being to follow their dream of being an artist? Walt Disney explains, "The way to … [Read more...]

How to Create a Powerful Art Portfolio

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As an artist, the portfolio is your primary tool in getting your work in front of potential collectors and gallery owners. The art portfolio is going to be the first impression you leave, and you want to leave the right impression so you can find the right gallery. After photographing your artwork, there are three primary concerns in creating a portfolio are: format content convenience You want to present your artwork in a way that is … [Read more...]


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