Art Commissions – How to Get Them Quickly? (It’s Easy But Scary)

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The obvious way to bring in some extra cash is to find some commission work. That’s all well and good but how do you get art commissions quickly? The easiest way to get art commissions is to display your artwork on a busy street. It’s perfectly legal to promote your services. Have a comments book to gather testimonials and emails. Engage with the public and demonstrate your skills if possible. Make sure you collect the details from everyone who makes an inquiry and follow-up that evening. Orders will follow if you are pro-active. This …

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12 Wildlife Art Bestsellers (Use These Subjects to Make Money)

12 Wildlife subjects that sell three bestselling prints

When it comes to selling wildlife art you have to be pragmatic and concentrate your efforts on making art with a proven chance of success. That’s why I’ve listed my top 12 wildlife art bestsellers with a bonus list at the end. After 20 years selling and making wildlife art …

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Why Art Competitions and Juried Shows Are Not Worth the Effort

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There’s a great temptation for artists, especially at the start of their careers, to enter art competitions and exhibit in juried shows but are they really worth your time and effort? Entering an art competition is an expensive, time-consuming, lottery. The selection process by self-appointed unaccountable experts is arbitrary and …

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