One of the myths about being an artist is that you can create a work and sit back and reap the profits.
In reality you sit, and sit, and sit until you find yourself starving: a starving artist.
The truth is, if you hope to sell work, in addition to being an artist you have to become a marketer and sales person too. And you must hustle hard.
I'm definitely no natural salesman. So, I am constantly researching the business side of things. I regularly find myself acquiring information on's tremendous site ArtsyShark.
Coincidentally, she invited me for an interview on just these topics.
Check it out at the the link below (photo featuring)
Promoting a Body of Work | Artsy Shark
by Carolyn Edlund Artist Paul Roustan has developed an incredible body painting portfolio, and published a book this year about his work. I recently spoke with