Artist Career

Help your Client Choose a Painting

The discovery of the existence of the so-called Lascaux cave paintings in France in 1940 has proven that man’s need to express himself through art has long been with us since the ancient times. A passion for painting has been imprinted into the human soul even at that early stage of our development. It is therefore unsurprising that our fascination for paintings has not waned over the years. Part of this cultural evolution includes the ever growing demand to hang paintings on our walls as an integral part of our home decor. If you would like to buy a painting for your living room but have never tried it before, and you have no idea where to start, consider the…

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Art Website – Promotion Tools

A great way to advance your strategies in site promotion is through the use of visual arts. Often this is accomplished through video, but it can be done with photography to great effect. Following the Greensburg, Kansas tornado in the spring of 2007 a radio station known for their audio presence took their new web site design and demonstrated that a visual presence could be an effective means of enhancing the experience for online visitors. Two different photo slide shows were developed with music. Thousands of individuals downloaded the moving presentations and sent others to do the same. In this case the expectation was less about site promotion and more about information in an emotionally moving format, but the idea…

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Top Tips: Seven Ways to Market Your Art Online

As an artist you are creative by nature, which means the business aspects of marketing and selling may feel uncomfortable. Developing an online presence can help with the process. Each online activity creates permanent evidence that you have been there and serves as a marketing assistant helping to market and sell your work 24/7. There are many such activities an artist can utilize. Here are seven. 1. Register with online portfolio services. Before registering, write a brief statement explaining who you are as an artist and other information important to clients. This can be as short as two words or as long as a paragraph. Also, choose the one image that conveys who you are as an artist this will…

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Collecting Art As Your Hobby

Collecting is a fun hobby, and one of the most interesting things to collect are art collectibles.  Many different items can be painted with artwork and become an art collectible.  Hobby enthusiasts collect such things as saw blades, and wooden eggs which have had artwork painted on.  People even collect designer rugs as art.  Another art collectible hobby is collecting limited edition plates, thimbles, Christmas ornaments, and figurines produced by such companies as Bradford Exchange.  And of course, many people collect fine art paintings.The person with an art collectible hobby will probably find his or her own favorite artists whose works they appreciate.  They can choose to focus on one particular artist, either past or present, or they can choose…

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How to Make Money With Arts & Crafts

As our economy continues to decline and rising unemployment rates continue to increase many Americans have been scrambling for alternatives to making some extra cash , but you are not alone! Many opportunists are well aware of your need and are quite willing to help you part with your hard earned money by offering over blown income claims. You can protect your self by just doing a little research and using a little common sense. Do you have a hobby? Most of us do! And if you are good at it, you can turn it into a money making opportunity! The Arts & Crafts industry contributes 10’s of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy every year and this may…

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How To Sell Your Art – Advice For Artists On How To Sell Your Art

We all know that Van Gogh only managed to sell one painting in his life – a clear illustration of the fact that making art and selling it are two very different things (and great comfort to those artists who never sell anything!).  The ability to create good art does not necessarily bear any relationship to the ability to sell it.  Completely different skills and knowledge are involved.  The traditional model has been that the selling side has been taken care of by galleries, leaving artists to concentrate of the creative side.  This is fine if you are lucky enough to have a high profile gallery on your side, but a whole new field of opportunity has opened up now,…

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The Big Question: Does Art Sell On The Internet?

If you are interested at all in art and photography, you will no doubt have noticed the huge number of impressive looking online galleries all over the internet. Judging by the numbers of signed up artists and photographers they seem extremely popular. But do these online galleries actually sell the work they display? Well yes, quite often. It is a fact that many artists do very well selling art and photography on the internet. However, as with any offline gallery, showing work simply provides the opportunity to be seen by a larger audience thereby increasing chances of making sales. That said, the internet is a gateway to a worldwide audience and by joining an online gallery an artist has the…

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Important! Launching Your Oil Painting Career

Oil painting is the ideal medium for the novice. It is an excellent way to study, because changes and corrections are easily made. Unwanted passages of color can be scraped off the canvas any number of times without injury to the surface. One color can be painted over another, drawing and proportions can be corrected, and all the nuances of light and shadow can be studied experimentally. The painting can be put aside at any time, to be picked up and continued at a later date. Some beginners choose oil without considering other media because of a reverence for the “genuine oil painting.” When they take up painting as a hobby they want to produce “pictures that show the actual…

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Contemporary Art Galleries in London, UK

Art galleries are the perfect settings for exhibiting art, generally visual art such as paintings, sculptures and photography. Basically, art galleries feature a variety of art styles including contemporary and traditional fine art, glass art, art prints, and animation art. Art galleries are dedicated to the promotion of emerging artists. These galleries provide a platform for them to display their works along with the works of nationally and internationally renowned artists. Types of Art Galleries Art gallery is the name given to a place where some type of visual art is displayed. The two different types of art galleries are the art museum and the contemporary commercial art gallery. An art museum is usually publicly owned and is non-profit making…

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The List of Top Art and Design Colleges and Institutes

Nowadays, there are a number of professions that are available for those who have a passion for art. However, apart from the fact that there are quite a number of careers in art to choose from, some of these professions pay really well, which makes them very attractive to those who want to have a career in art. As a result, there are now a large number of art colleges that help people who want a career in art get the skills they need to be able to practice a profession in art design, direction, and other professions. Unfortunately, the wide selection of art colleges to choose from in the market can make the search for an art college very…

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