If you are an artist, photographer, or work in a solo entrepreneur creative field, I am here to help you create a successful, sustainable and rewarding career. You will find numerous ways to grow your career through my books, blog posts, workshops, online training, consulting and more.
You can get a clear idea of the marketing insights and industry knowledge I share by visiting ArtMarketingNews.com. You'll find more than 600 art business and art marketing posts. It is ranked # 1 by Art Business News. Each of my five books on art marketing have been "Business of Art" bestsellers on Amazon.com.
Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery, and I have presented dozens of free hour-long webinars on email marketing, blogging, advertising for artists, how to sell art, self-promotion, and more.
It took me forever to discover my purpose. Learning I am an ENFP on the 16personalities.com website gave me clarity on why it was such a long strange trip to get where I belong. Among my many careers and jobs. I've been an advertising executive, serial entrepreneur, fireman, soldier, Teamster, insurance agent, and steel mill worker.
Working nearly 20 years in the magazine publishing and tradeshow business changed my life. I learned so much by repping trade publications in a wide range of businesses. However, it was my work with Decor magazine and Decor Expo tradeshows, where I advised artists and fine art publishers about marketing strategies, that shaped my future.
My work with artists, photographers and fine art print publishers on plans to grow their businesses gave me experiences that lit a path to my future. With the collective knowledge, wisdom and inspiration I gained, I created a business model based on purpose, passion and prosperity. My mission is to share my secrets and wisdom with you so you can create a fantastic, rewarding career.
My mother was a fine artist who was skilled in oil, pastel and watercolor work. She had some of her work displayed at the St. Louis Art Museum. I got my interest in fine art from her. Our library was filled with books on Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and many other artists. I'm sure my desire for creative fulfillment through woodworking is stimulated by her own creativity. She never had the chance to sell her art. In some ways, my work in this field honors her and what could have been.