A Transformation from Addict to Artist

At 30 years old, having just finished a one year program for drug addiction, Peter Bragino made the decision to turn his life around and fully pursue his childhood dream of building his life as a professional artist.

The Pain and Power of Tough Criticism

Have you ever received criticism that was hard to take, yet has made a major change in the way you approach your studio work?

Creating an Art Business with Limited Energy

There are things I can’t do right now because I don’t have the energy to do them, and it took me a long time to realize that that’s okay.

Telling Your Artist Story

People buy art because 1. They like it; 2. They buy a piece of us. No, not physical slices, but think about the slice you can tell people to encourage their interest.

Playing Up

For many people who have reached their goals and been blessed with success, gratification comes not through more conquest, but through helping others.

Is Fear Running Your Art Business?

Most every artist deals with some level of fear, manifesting itself in a variety of ways.

Artists at Work: Why Do You Create?

I am inspired when the sun begins to set, and the lighting deepens to a rich, warm glow. Even the most mundane objects become the star of the show.

Artists are the Luckiest People

Why are you as an artist so lucky? Your friends have boring jobs; they think yours is fun. And it is! Plus nine more reasons to celebrate.

Artwork in Progress

Is there anything more wonderful than a work of art? Artsy Shark takes you on a tour of our artist friends creating in their studios and on location.

The Personal Touch

Talking about your artwork in front of others helps expand your comfort zone.

Exercises in Creativity

The moment you jump tracks and you start to work a different way, suddenly your work takes on a huge degree of freshness.

Talented and Able/Interview with Rob Florio

I could not ignore the path I chose. Every painting I complete gets better and better.

Do You Fit the Artist Stereotype?

There seems to be a general consensus even in the art community that many artists are a little “out there.”

Thriving as an Artist in Mid-Life

Being centered and aligned with your resources, lining up the right amount of support, confidence, and happiness in your process and target market is key to planning a move forward and staying the course.