Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Marketing Art

Bold self-expression can be even more satisfying when you're able to make a living at it: that way you can do it full-time, and get it out into the world.

Jackie Battenfield is an expert on how visual artists can do that. Writers and other artists can learn from her as well; I've attended a couple of her classes and found her thinking inspiring and her suggestions specific and useful--and applicable to what I'm doing as a writer.

Now she has a book out: The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love. She knows what she's writing about. She has been a self-supporting painter for over 20 years, and launched her career visiting Washington galleries with newborn in tow.

You might also have a look at Jackie Battenfield's art. I particularly like her Water Series.

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Enchanted Forrest said...

Wow Peggy! This book sounds like exactly what I need. I'd dearly love to be able to earn a living with my digital artwork but wasn't sure how to make it happen.
Thanks for your post!
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Peggy Payne said...

Your kaleidoscopic flowers on your site are amazing, Sue. Like mandalas. I hope Battenfield's book gives you exactly what you need. Let us know about your specific goals and progress. It helps to declare oneself publicly.