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Happy Easter! Happy Passover! Happy Birthday to Me!
Happy Sunday to You! Besides being a religious date for many, it is my birthday on April 21, 2019. I[...]
What Is Art Marketing? | Why It Is Important?
Art Marketing Works At its basic level, art marketing is a systematized process of creating awareness and interest for an[...]
185 Art-related Alternatives to a Full-time Art Career
Finding satisfying options for art-related careers. To begin, I would never discourage someone who has the passion and wants to[...]
How to Write Copy and Get Better Results for Your Sales Pages
Why Artists Should Learn to Write Copy For artists, brushing up copywriting skills pays off in many ways. The saying,[...]
5 Reasons Why People Don’t Buy Art
Understanding Why People Don't Buy Art Is Not Easy. Do you know why people don't buy art? As an artist[...]
How to Know You’re Not a Failure… and Other Assorted Thoughts
You May Be Successful and Don't Know It! Likewise, You May Be Oblivious to the Fail You're In The test[...]
How in the World Do You Sell Your Art? Who Do You Trust?
There are many questions for artists when it comes to decisions on how to sell their art and get work[...]
Want to Know the Real Truth About Success? It’s Not What You Think
You Have the Skills | What Holds Your Success Back? Have you observed the success of another artist. perhaps with[...]
An Art Career Roadmap Guide for You
The Journey That Is Your Art Career We're each on a journey in our lives and careers. Having a practical[...]
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[...]

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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