How to promote and sell your art

Updated: Mar 5

Having your own website is a good choice for selling your art, many customers have found me through my site. Having links to it are essentual. Finding sites that alow this can be limited. I have links from Artgallery SW. CO.UK and from various art magazine sites and from my own FaceBook page.

Spreading your art over several sites can help to get it noticed. Do remember to remove it from other sites once you have sold it. Ebay, Sattchi art, artgallery co.uk, as well as artgallery.SW. co uk, Etsy and my facebook page, have all lead to sale for me.

Recently I started writing and illustrating my own books for children and self publishing them on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B084BVH1MG is a link to my latest book, about a very small pony who feels shy and lacking in confidence when he starts sharing a field with larger horses. They have games to get to know each other, and Smarty the pony thinks they are all so much better at things than he is. Then he thinks of something he can do, that he knows they can't. Well they did all choose games that they knew they would win. The story should encourage children to realise that different people are good at different things. They feel a failure at something? Keep trying, but what are they good at that others can't do so well at?

Another way to get your art noticed is to attend fairs and craft stalls. Have some smaller, cheaper works, as well as larger one or two to show what you do, and greeting cards, either hand painted or prints from your art. Make sure you have business cards with a link to your website or FB page, or where ever you have your art.

Belonging to at least one art group is useful, for getting out and meeting others, peoples opinions and tips about your work and many of them have exhibitions or can pass on information about up and coming exhibitions.

Herons At Sunset. There is a funny story about this one

Herons On The Lake. Then I did a semi abstract version of it.

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