Free & Recommended Tools & Tips for Visual Artists

Resources for Artists

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Artists will find recommended tools and resources for artists. They start with the extensive archives of the Art Marketing News blog, which are a treasure trove of useful art business information and advice. You can subscribe below. I publish helpful free art marketing tools regularly like the 7 Essential Marketing Tools Artists Need report. I trust you'll find these resources helpful. Some are affiliate links, but are also tools I use myself, and the price is the same.

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Free Guides and Paid Courses from Art Marketing News

Discover a wealth of knowledge with Art Marketing News’s Free Guides and Expert-Led Tutorials. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned artist, our resources are crafted to guide you confidently through the art world. Our Free Guides give you key insights to make your art stand out, while our Expert-Led Tutorials equip you with comprehensive strategies to market your art successfully. Begin your path to artistic and commercial triumph with Art Marketing News now!


Stories for Artists: How Storytelling Empowers Visual Artists

Stories for Artists: How Storytelling Empowers Visual Artists

Get your free copy of 'Stories for Artists: How Storytelling Empowers Visual Artists' here. Learn new ways to make your art stand out by telling its story.

Discover tips on how to share your journey, connect with people, and get them excited about your work.


Art Talk Secrets Mini-course

Art Talk Secrets Mini-course

Struggling to talk about your art in a way that captivates viewers? We get it!

The Art Talk Secrets Mini-course equips you with powerful, yet simple, tools to:

  • Uncover the stories waiting to be told within your art.
  • Gain the confidence to share your artistic journey with ease.
  • Learn to answer questions thoughtfully and effectively.

Stop feeling like a wallflower and become the captivating artist you were meant to be! For just $5, Art Talk Secrets is your first step to mastering art conversations.

Resources for Artists I Use and Recommend

It takes a great collection of useful tools lot to build a thriving, active online business. I use and recommend these artist resources without hesitation. Most of the artist resources listed contain affiliate links. When you use them, I get a small commission, but you don't pay more. Instead of advertising, the company pays me to introduce them to new potential customers. Your support in using these links helps me pay the bills and to keep publishing Art Marketing News at no cost to artists.   

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ConvertKit - Email Marketing for Creators

ConvertKit offer flexible segmentation that is at the heart of sending personalized, targeted email sequences. It is superior to Mailchimp because it was built to use tagging and autoresponder software. Convertkit uses tags that allow you to include or exclude people on your list when sending a broadcast or series of emails. It is free for the first 1,000 subscribers, so you have nothing to lose by giving it a try. 

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Evolve Artist - the Most Impressive Realism Painting Course Ever

If you want to learn how to paint in the style of realism, check out Evolve Artist. It is the most professional, well-designed, and thorough painting course I've ever seen. Use this link to take its free painting course.

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Thrive Themes - the best WordPress Theme with Plugins

My sites, and WordPress sites are built on Thrive Themes. It provides themes & plugins that are designed to make your entire website convert more of your visitors into subscribers, customers & clients! It replaces nine plugins. Everything is included in one price. It updates every month. Here is an impressive example

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LightningBase - Fast, Reliable, Affordable WordPress Hosting

My sites, and WordPress sites are hosted on LightningBase. The support is excellent. They will transfer your current WordPress site at no charge. 

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ThriveCart - Independent, Flexible Shopping Cart

I have used ThriveCart for years and love it. Robust shopping cart to sell digital and physical products. It collects taxes and calculates shipping. Excellent customer service. Use it to create high-converting cart pages and one-click upsell funnels. You can add bump offers, trials, and recurring payments

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Find Links to Resources for Artists that I Use and Recommend Below

There are a couple of ways to support my efforts to help artists learn marketing so they can sell art comfortably and lead productive happy lives as an artist. The first is join my weekly blog as a subscriber. It's free. Lastly, use my affiliate links listed below when you are going to purchase the artist resources I use and recommend.

Art Marketing News Is a Labor of Love

Helping artists lead fulfilling lives is my mission. I began publishing this free weekly blog in 2005 with the goal of teaching artists how to market their art and enhance their lives as artists. When you join my newsletter you'll get the 7 Essential Marketing Tools Artists Need pdf.  

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I believe setting and achieving goals is how you make dreams come true. And I'm here to encourage your best self, help you set goals and get things done. 

Books by Barney Davey 

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8 Books by Barney Davey

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I am the author of eight bestselling art marketing books. Order them them on Amazon.

  • Blueprint for Art Business Success
  • Self-Empowerment Journal for Artists
  • Straight Advice: How to Market Art Online
  • Guerrilla Marketing for Artists: How 100 Collectors Can Bulletproof Your Career
  • How to Sell Art to Interior Designers
  • The Zen of Selling Art
  • How to Profit from the Art Print Market
  • How to Price Digital Fine Art Prints