Featured Artist Helen K. Beacham

The Doge's Columns

Enjoy this stunning collection of works by Helen K. Beacham, and visit her website for more from this talented artist.     I am a contemporary painter originally from Montreal, Canada. My work reflects self-expression and … [Read more]

Should You Quit Your Day Job?

Vision, Plan, Success,Strategy

by Carolyn Edlund Is launching into a full-time job as an artist a good idea? Maybe yes. And maybe no.     Several people lately have asked my opinion of simply quitting their day jobs and going solo as an artist. I’m … [Read more]

Featured Artist Kelli McGregor

Land Rites

Kelli McGregor creates art that is thoroughly Australian, exploring the people, places and culture of her homeland. Enjoy and visit her website to see more of her fascinating portfolio.     My work has evolved continuously, … [Read more]

Taking Art to the Mass Market

Art area rug

by Carolyn Edlund Erik DeAndre’ Robinson, an artist originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been creating since an early age. After art school, he traveled to Europe to take advantage of an atelier internship which gave him a … [Read more]

Featured Artist Will Eskridge

Fleece or Pasture

Artist Will Eskridge creates delightful mixed media paintings that are quirky yet compelling. See more of his portfolio by visiting his website.     My mom is an artist and my dad is a veterinarian, so I think it was apparent … [Read more]

Featured Artist Kevin Champeny

GummiKing

Sculptor Kevin Champeny uses surprising materials to create amazing artwork. Enjoy, and visit his website to see more of his portfolio.     My goal as an artist is to simply create art for a living and to share my work with as … [Read more]

Why You Must Start Your Email Marketing Campaign

Just Hit Send

by Guest blogger Mckenna Hallett Just how important is that direct personal contact with your prospective customers? Here's the best way to connect and grow that relationship.     First a few definitions – Important … [Read more]

Featured Artist Kim Ellery

Dark into Light

Enjoy painter Kim Ellery's joyful collection of artwork, and visit her website to see more of her portfolio.     I was born in Rhode Island in 1963. I was twelve years old when I knew what I wanted from life. I wanted to be an … [Read more]

The Nature of Art

Vitally Important II

by Carolyn Edlund The natural world provides an endless source of creativity. Artsy Shark celebrates the love of nature by sharing works by our artist friends, and their inspiration. Enjoy!     Lisa Aerin Collett offers … [Read more]

Featured Artist Jessica Dodge

Diptych, Woman Leaning on Counter/Man Leaning on Counter

Artist Jessica Dodge uses a fascinating technique to create her paintings, each of which tells a story. Enjoy her portfolio and visit her website for more information.     The first time I really noticed that I’d lost track of … [Read more]

Featured Artist Shirley Scarpetta Skidmore

Strolling Around

Working in several mediums, Shirley Scarpetta Skidmore creates a stunning portfolio of sculpture. Find out more about this talented artist by visiting her website.     I consider myself to be an endless student of the arts. … [Read more]

Why People Buy Art

How do YOU stand out?

by Carolyn Edlund As an artist, you’d like to find potential customers and sell your work. But do you know what inspires them to buy?     Artwork doesn’t sell itself. That is a common misperception, usually resulting in … [Read more]

Featured Artist Tara Gill

"Acorns & Their Caps, quercus" Archival digital photograph, 50" x 50"

Tara Gill presents a delightful collection of botanical images from her portfolio. Enjoy, and visit her website to see more of her work.     I am a photographer and designer transplanted from Canada to the San Francisco Bay Area … [Read more]

Are You Panicked About a Drop in Art Sales?

Are you panicked about a drop in your sales?

by Carolyn Edlund     A few months back, I talked to a very well-known artist who had made a fortune licensing her popular paintings several years ago. She still has licensing contracts – but her income was down 20% over last … [Read more]