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How to Make it as an Artist: Part 8
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 8

Finding your own individual and easily recognizable style is one of the hardest, yet most important tasks as an artists.  Wether it's as a painter, a sculptor, wood worker, writer or singer/songwriter, being recognizably unique is one of the most effective ways gain a fan base.  If your art looks or...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 7
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 7

One of the biggest stereotypes of artists is that they are lazy and unreliable.  In many cases that is true.  For anyone who has ever currated a show a tried to deal with getting bios, label info and images of the pieces for the show from artists in a timely fashion I'm sure you experienced more tha...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 6
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 6

If you are planning on a long and exciting career as an artist then having a good solid record of all your work is important not only for yourself, but also to show your clients how you have progressed over the years.  When you actually sit down and look at your entire body of work after a number of...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 5
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 5

One of the biggest challenges for an artist is how to build up a body of work for a show or a big project without selling the pieces, while still making money to cover your expenses.  I have been asked this a lot over the years and I usually respond with the same answer... GET CREATIVE!

If you are ...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 4
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 4

Do you have a bunch of paintings you have done just leaning up against your wall in your studio or spare room?  Are you walls completely covered entirely in your own art?  Have you run out of space to have all your new pieces??  If so, then you have a problem!  Either you are too wicked awesome and ...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 3
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 3

As I mentioned in yesterdays blog, Social Media and a web presence is essential in todays day and age to carve out your place in the art world.  It can seem like a daunting task at first because there are so many platforms to do this on and intially until you get the hang of it it can seem like it t...

How to make it as an Artist: Part 2
How to make it as an Artist: Part 2

Gaining exposure within the public eye has always been a challenge in the art world.  In times before the internet it was important for artists to be involved in galleries in order to gain exposure, becasue they were about the only way to do so. But now with the internet and social media it is easie...

How to make it as an artist: Part 1
How to make it as an artist: Part 1

Over the past 13 years as a professional artist I have achieved many great successes and continue to have amazing opportunities and exposure coming my way.  Some people have reffered to me as an anomaly because I have carved out my success on my own with the support of my amazing and loyal fans, sup...