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On Being Thankful with Best Wishes for You on Thanksgiving and Beyond
Time for Gratitude and Thankfulness If we have faith in humankind And respect for what is earthly And an unfaltering[...]
Best Ways to Sell Art. How Do You Do It?
Selling Art Is a Challenge... Then and Now! What are the best ways to sell art sounds like a loaded[...]
Fundamental Shifts and How to Deal with Them
After days of suspended animation, we in the U.S., and closely watched around the globe, concluded the long Presidential campaign.[...]
Art Marketing: The Ultimate Guide for Artists
The perfect resource for beginner to advanced art marketers looking to learn new skills or hone existing ones. Presented by[...]
To Improve the Groove Is Something You Should Do
There is something likable about short rhymes that pack a punch. Improve the groove is such a phrase. However, interpretations[...]
Why the Art Marketing Toolkit Is about Lifestyle Choices
As I write this post about the Art Marketing Toolkit, I'm thinking about how I got here and why I'm[...]
Changes | How Learning to Let Go Creates Opportunities
If this post feels familiar, it might be because it's an update with substantial changes to the original from another[...]
Evolve Artist Asks. Who Doesn’t Want to Know How to Paint with Realism?
I trust most people to know quality when they see it. It's human nature to enjoy observing excellence in any[...]
How to Market Art with Simplicity, Sanity, and Integrity
Half a lifetime ago, I began a mission to help artists answer one question. How do I get my work[...]
On Putting Down Pretenses and Getting Real
This post is a bit of a manifesto and announcement. It all started because I'm rereading my Guerrilla Marketing for[...]
Do You Need Better Ways How to Sell More Art? There Are Riches in Niches
Why You Need to Know about Riches in Niches? There are numerous examples of artists who have developed a loyal[...]
What Happens When You Feel Doing Nothing Is the Best Choice?
While doing nothing might feel right, you have alternatives. Take your pick. Today so many reasons can cause a pause[...]
Why Art Marketing Shouldn’t Drive You Crazy. You Have Options.
How to Learn Art Marketing in Comfort and Sanity Just as with how you approach art marketing mastery, your vision[...]
2020 | How to Do Digital Marketing for Artists in a Pandemic
Should You Be Thinking of Digital Marketing for Artists Now? During a pandemic, thinking about digital marketing for artists seems[...]
How to Get into Art Galleries
How Do You Find Art Galleries That Are Willing to Give You a Chance to Showcase Your Work? The above[...]
What Stories Are You Telling Yourself in the Covid Era?
We All Have Stories... What Are Yours Telling You?  Whether consciously or not, we all tell ourselves stories about ourselves.[...]
Where Are You Going and How Can You Get There?
You’re never too old to get going and make changes Despite the turmoil brought upon us by Covid-19, or perhaps,[...]
Confidence is Contagious | How to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs
Build Your Confidence to Your Delightful Advantage Ambition will where talent will not – Barney Davey The above is a[...]
Artists Knowing Yourself Helps Your Story Come Alive, and Your Dreams Come True
Your Personal Stories Help Your Dreams Come Alive Personal Storytelling is not sales talk. Someone in a gallery or at[...]

Barney Davey
Barney Davey
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About the Author

Barney Davey has an extensive background in the art business and is an ardent encourager and enabler of the direct patronage movement. He began teaching artists new ways how to find art buyers and how to sell art in 1988. 

He shares insights and experiences with artists. They use his insider knowledge to help them find collectors, sell more art and create abundance and prosperity in their businesses.

Davey is the author of six bestselling books on art marketing. He's presented workshops and published articles for The Artist's Magazine, Art Business News, Art World News, Professional Artist, Picture Framing Magazine, Artists Network  and more. The online courses and workshops he produces at include the most comprehensive art marketing training available for artists. 


“Thank you for the excellent instruction you provided for us sculptors at the 2017 Loveland, Colorado Sculpture in the Park artist's seminar. Because of your presentation, I was able to sell 60% of the sculpture that I brought to sell at the show.”

J. Richard White
Jane Smith

“I've been an artist in two different mediums for over 25 years. I had some modicum of success. However, since  I've been reading Barney Davey’s books and joined the Art Marketing Mastery Workshop Facebook group I've learned more about art marketing and found tools that consistently work…Each time I utilize your training, I learn something, and go on to make art sales. I'm very grateful.”

Jana Kappeler
Shane Melaugh

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