Category Archives: Business of Art

National Exhibition of Wildlife Art Review

Wildlife artists, professional or amateur, this one’s for you: I’ve just written a guest post about my NEWA experience for the Artist Competitions blog. It’s not a review of the exhibition images, but rather a look at the experience of entering from … Continue reading

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How Can I Market My Art?

Those of us who produce art know how good it feels when someone wants our work enough to exchange good hard cash for it. So how can we experience that feeling more often? To sell our work, we have to enable potential buyers to find it. However … Continue reading

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Are You Making the Most of Art Materials Websites?

Are you making the most of art materials websites? I include two groups in this catergory: manufacturers (Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Sennelier, et al) and online suppliers (Jackson’s Art Supplies, Ken Bromley Art Supplies etc). It’s only during the past year or two … Continue reading

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Who Should I Follow on Twitter?

At its simplest, an artist’s business can be defined as Do your best work, then show it to people. All the tactics and strategies are about putting your work in front of people. A painting can’t sell if no one knows it … Continue reading

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The Business of Art Development

Last Friday I mentioned Twitter’s #FollowFriday hashtag and how I planned to link #FF to my blog. (Here’s the post if you missed it https://garnerwildlifeart.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/follow-me/.) Can’t believe it’s Friday again already, but here’s my second #FFblog. Making a living from … Continue reading

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Follow Me!

Eleven months ago, despite earlier protestations that I never would, I started using Twitter. (For those of you who’d like to follow me on Twitter I’m found under the name of @garnerart.) On Fridays on Twitter many people use the … Continue reading

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The Arts – the Cost of Cutting Back

Cutbacks. They seem to be the only subject in the media these days. Whilst I appreciate that the arts will suffer in the same way as other sectors, I confess some of the comments I’ve read recently made my blood boil:  “I appreciate … Continue reading

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Artists: Beware the Scammers

Recently I had the kind of email that every wildlife artist loves: a request from a buyer to buy two original paintings. Excellent news… except my immediate impression was that it was a scam. It could have been plausible. The polite enquiry came through my website … Continue reading

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Artist Against Exploitation

Job offers are great, aren’t they? Imagine that warm feeling when someone has sought you out; they must like your work, appreciate your skills, and think of you as a valued member of their team, mustn’t they? Maybe not. Last … Continue reading

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Exhibiting Success

I recently submitted work to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours annual exhibition and was later happy to announce I’d had work accepted. One of the congratulatory replies I received raised some questions: How do you assess if … Continue reading

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