There are many reasons we love to create art; humans are designed to express ourselves, be it through language, images, gestures and many other means. We create to portray memories, dreams, love and reality; to let go of emotions; and for some of us–because we seemingly have no choice but to be creative–it’s just meant to be. Painting and drawing are prime examples of expression and creation, and while you may not create art with the intention of making money off of it, at some point you may start to ask yourself questions about selling art: Should I sell my art? What do I need to do to get started?
If nothing else, it’s nice to be able to at least cover your expenses: brushes, canvases, fixatives and of course your chosen media–they all add up pretty quickly, not to mention if you’re renting a studio space in which to create your art. Many artists dream of being able to make a living using their creativity to paint, draw or any other means of making art. Taking it to a professional level takes time, practice, thick skin and bravery, just to name a few things. But once you’ve decided to sell your art, it’s time to take action.
While you may start out selling paintings randomly here and there, eventually you’ll need to have a game plan that includes marketing your art to galleries, promoting it via social networks and creating a website that allows you to share your vision and ultimately sell your art. What do all of these have in common? The art of writing.
There are three essential pieces of writing that you’ll want to learn inside and out so that you can tell your audience and clients who you are, what you’re about and what they can expect. Sometimes this needs to be expressed quickly and concisely; sometimes you have more flexibility and space. Understanding when to be wordy and when to get straight to the point is important so that you keep others’ attention and give them what they’re looking for.
Enter Lori McNee and “The Art of Writing Bios, Blogs and Statements,” an article you can download right now for free, as our way of saying thank you for being a loyal reader. Get Lori’s professional advice and make the process easier by knowing what written copy you need for various circumstances as you begin the process of selling your art.
Wishing you the best of luck,