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How to Boost Your Marketing Plans with a Mind Map
What Are Your Marketing Plans? Do you have a formal marketing plan? Or, do you skip around trying a little[...]
How to Make Success Selling Art to Interior Designers
Don't Let the Old Man In My good friend and muse, Dick Harrison, is a remarkable person in so many[...]
What Is Love?
Insights into an Artist's Advocate Motivation It’s February 2, 2019. Exactly 112 years ago, my mother, Mary Glynn O’Neill was[...]
How to Get the Best Results from Email Marketing Now
Use email to sell more art, own your distribution, and control your career! Before you can get the best results[...]
Local Marketing | How to Make a Thriving Art Career!
Advantages and challenges of local marketing Editor's note: This post is an excerpt from my Guerrilla Marketing for Artists: How 100[...]
55 Easy Ways to Grow Your Art Career
There Are Many Different Things You Can Do If you have other quick tips and links for how to build[...]
10 Things for Your 2019 To-Do List
10 Very Good Things Artists Should Do in 2019 What are your plans for 2019? I’m not a believer in[...]
How to Cure Your Art Career When It Needs a Kick in the Butt
Are You Repeating the Same Marketing Efforts and Getting the Same Results? I regularly see artists, even established artists, making[...]
How to Make Your Best Life with 90-Day Goals
Now Is the Perfect Time to Become a 90-Day Ninja A Ninja's success comes from training, trust, and awareness. They[...]
On Being Thankful – Heaven’s in Our Heart
With My Heart Full of Gratitude and Thankfulness, Well Wishes and Warm Thoughts to You If we have faith in[...]
How to Make a Powerful Art Marketing Machine in 10 Steps
Discover How to Transform Your Art Career into a Marketing Machine One Step at a Time Overwhelm and dread are[...]
The Art of the Ethical Bribe | How to Build Your Email List
What is an ethical bribe? It’s trading something of value for your time or interest. You know those free samples[...]
Your Confidence Crisis and How to Make It Better with These Ten Tips
Ten tips on how to help you boost your confidence. Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage,[...]
How to Use a Lead Magnet to Grow Your Email List
"Focus on growing your list all of the time as newer subscribers are more engaged adding to healthier open rates[...]
Best Ways How to Use Marketing Automation in Your Art Business
Email has an ability many channels don’t: creating valuable, personal touches – at scale. David Newman When it comes to[...]
How to Sell Art with Personal Storytelling for Best Results
Storytelling is universal. It is as old as humanity. Too often in business, we forget or don’t know how to[...]
How to Dumb It Down & Make Simpler Better
K.I.S.S. My Complications... Goodbye The most complicated skill is to be simple. ― Dejan Stojanovic We are each wired up[...]
How to Sell Art | Timely Tips to Create Art Sales Success
How to Sell Art Frustrates Artists Selling art is not a B2C (Business-to-consumer) proposition. It is all about H2H. Human-to-human[...]
How to Make Lasting Success with a Small, Mighty List
Did you know you have the Visual Artist’s Advantage? Of all the arts and practically any business for that matter,[...]

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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