Thoughts To Myself About Marketing and Selling of Art As An Artist vs Business Person!
perhaps the gallery or galleries in your area that you have hung the images that you have painted for yourself are not of interest to the handful or people or the small percentage of the population that exist in your area and that means that there may be many many people who have not yet seen those images that you did for yourself but who would if they did see them - love to buy them - it is even additionally possible that the folks who would love to make such a purchase have not been born yet - I believe that was part of Van Gogh's problem - where many of the people who would come to appreciate his work and manner of expression as well as his subjects in his paintings had not yet come to be born (that is if they were born already and had simply not seen his work hanging in some of the galleries where his work was displayed) and so to take this even further - there are perhaps outside of your immediate area where the galleries that you hang your art in draw viewers from what some 7 billion people less the population of your immediate area - and how exactly will you get those individuals perhaps 6.999 billion people to even see your work let alone have an opportunity to even think of making a purchase of one of these - here are some of my thoughts the other day about just this very same topic:
The Bottom Line
The one thing that I am most sure of is that there is a fundamental difference between the business person's mind and the mind of an artist - and that is that the artist is continuously looking for new and more interesting subjects to focus on while the business person will take one product and advertise and promote it until that product is sold and he or she makes a profit from it and then that customer begins to purchase even more of the business person's other products or even more of the same product -
5-29-2012LABCDEF by Walter Paul Bebirian