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15 Things an Artist Should Never Say

Valerie Atkisson | ArtBistro


#5 “You can have it”


Never give your work away. If someone is interested in buying but the price is a little steep, offer to discount it 10% or 20%. The value you place on your work is an indication of how successful you feel.

Exception: Giving artwork as gifts or a trade with another artist is fine. In fact, it may help your career.

#4 “I’m an artist not a computer geek.”


Some use this excuse to not learn the necessary tools to promote your work in this day an age. Every artist needs to promote their work on the internet. You can do it!

#3 “I’m a failure because I’ve never sold”


Van Gogh only sold paintings to his brother while he was alive.

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