Sunday, April 19, 2009
10:50 pm edt
"I don't like to talk about selling art. I don't like to talk about how much another artist might sell."
That would be a lie! Of course I want to know what others like me are doing. I compare my work with theirs, figure my career
and my art versus them and try to understand the price. I've been given a lot of advice on selling art in the past, artist
are usually the first ones to let you know if you are priced too high or priced too low.
I think most artists don't
want to charge anymore than they have to. Artists would love to price work at a point that anyone can take it home, the art
sale is an awesome thing.
Pricing is a large part in selling art of course.
Even more important is
in making art. I've found that the art buyer steers clear of anything that I have made that I think might sell. The art
buyer always seems to find the most honest and original paintings I have.That is what sells.
As a painter my goal is
to stay original for myself, to challenge and continually ask "what else can I do." And if that sells then that
Now that my art is my primary income, when I am in the studio, I am even more aware of the business of selling
art. I think this has to change my approach to my work.The change will be even a stronger focus on the honesty and originality
I pursue in my art.
I hope that has always shown through.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
10:00 pm edt
Ahhh, I love spring.
I took my daughter to a gallery last weekend. She is five months old and just able to
look at objects. I can't wait to see her development as she experiences new things. The gallery is quite the environment,
quiet, focused and intimate.
My mother took me to galleries when I was an infant, now it's my turn. I realize
you don't need to be an art lover or even be a friend of the artist at the gallery. It's the unique space a gallery
offers that I look forward to exploring again.