"Its not about telling others about your art. It's giving them a reason to ask about it."
I read this quote a few years ago and have thought about it or repeated it a hundred times. Sadly I don't know who wrote this but I love it.
Talking about your art is something that artist's really struggle with. I am not sure why. Maybe it's intimidating. Maybe it feels like bragging. Who knows. All I know is that I love talking about my art when someone asks about it first.
So I know what you are thinking. How do I get people to ask about my art?
It's easy. You just need to share your art. Don't sit in your studio and paint beautiful paintings and not show them off. Share them on social media. Send out a press release about your art and be sure to mention something exciting that you are doing. Enter a local art show. Do anything to give others a reason to ask about your art!
The article above was featured in this month's South Pasadena Quarterly Magazine. They contacted me about doing an article after the editor attended my art show last November. It's been great because the phone calls and emails have started pouring in!
So don't be shy. Get out there and give others a reason to ask about your art.
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