Art business tips for artists!

 

 I think one of the best pieces of advice I have ever received when it comes to selling art is to have clear pricing AND to have a tier system. Have art that is under £50, art that is between

It's been a minute.

 

 I guess it's been a minute huh! It seems like every now and again I lose momentum, lose hope, lose my mind or all of the above and seem to drop off the map when keeping up this blog. But…

Progress, not perfection.

 

 I skip from video to video watching artist after artist, musician after musician, writer after writer and every time I'm left there thinking, “I haven't done enough!”. Somehow my brain compeltely forgets that I just looked in on several artists…

Back at the canvas!

 

I can't describe to you how good it feels to have the fire back in my belly. This week I have not only managed to get a painting done but I am itching to find some time to sit my…

Tricks are for kids.

 

After doing all the research I thought I should do on art marketing it just comes back to the same thing over and over. Put what you have out there, be professional and treasure those who fall in love with…

90s playlists and coffee!

 

 Coffee shops are the new office! I'm sitting here right now next to about 5 other people all on their lap tops. Do we talk to each other? No. Are we exchanging awkward glances? Sometimes. It's like the unwritten code…

The bugger got me!

 

I can almost feel each of my vertebrae click as I stretch my spine back into place. My neck has decided that it hates me and for some reason I am now squinting at the page I am looking at…

The rapids of passion.

 

 I was on stage and looking out into the crowd, 3 songs into my set. Sweat was already dripping down my face and the usual smell of beer and musky bar covered both me and my instruments. A few friends…

All art is valid.

 

 As I've said before art is not my day job. That doesn't make it any less important to me or make me any less of an artist. I happen to love my day job and I have no intention of…

What's important for your creativity?

 

 I just unwound and fell into the meditative pattern of pen to paper. Watercolour, pencils, pen, ideas, no finished pieces just the place to explore whatever is in my head. I love sketchbooks and last Saturday I curled up for…

Just keep swimming.

 

 

 

 Bullets of rain hit at the windows this morning as I dragged my bum out of bed to get myself ready for the day. My stomach is still full from the Valentines meal we had last night and there's a…

Telling your story.

 

One of the areas of my work that I am attempting to improve on is story telling. Over the last few years I have been trying to get colour right and I think now with all the work that Ive…