Selling at Artists’ Open Studios

Selling at Artists’ Open Studios

Artists need card payment facilities for selling your art at open studios or your own exhibition, especially now as people tend to carry less cash.

Why artists should take part in Open Studios

Why artists should take part in Open Studios

I’ve previously written about why I think Open Studios are a great idea for artists whether they are working from home or a separate allocated studio space. Particularly for artists who are not working with galleries, this is a great way to get exposure and get...
The asset most overlooked by artists

The asset most overlooked by artists

Recently, I asked an artist where would they like their work featured to feel they had achieved a big art goal, the answer came back as a major gallery, influential blog, national newspaper and industry journal. Then they carried on and listed fashion & interior...
Some of the worst approaches from artists to a gallery

Some of the worst approaches from artists to a gallery

Over the years I’ve had some hilarious and some terrible approaches from artists wanting to work together. Here I write about a few of them. 1. An email that had only ‘ what do you think?’ as the text and multiple jpegs attached. [ like journos, we hate...
3 Image types all artists and makers need

3 Image types all artists and makers need

Whether you are a designer maker or a fine artist you will know that you need to have great images of your work if you want to sell online or offline. The biggest thing i notice that many creatives miss out on however, is the different types of images that they need...
The Audience for your Art

The Audience for your Art

I meet so many artists who throw open their studio doors or plan exhibitions but overlook some critical factors for the success of their art careers.  Here I cover a long term view on creating and keeping an audience for your art. Build an audience Long before you...
Selling – Options for an artist

Selling – Options for an artist

I’m often asked about the options for an artist who wants to start selling their art. In this post we go through some of the choices available to them. 1. Selling online – Selling art online through your own website is rarely as straightforward as many...
What would Van Gogh do in the digital age?

What would Van Gogh do in the digital age?

I got to thinking about artists and posthumous fame, and naturally Van Gogh came to mind.  I asked what would he do if he were living in Arles in the social media age. By my reckoning Twitter would have been his social media platform of choice; it’s immediate...
Make 2017 even better, with ‘Dream Plan Do’

Make 2017 even better, with ‘Dream Plan Do’

Two of the key differences between the people who move their creative business forward and those who are still stuck thinking about it is clarity and action. Having a clear vision of what you want your artist practice to look like whether that be the places you want...

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