Describing Art Online Using SEO Techniques

Describing Art Online Using SEO

art descriptions and SEO to market your art


The art of marketing art in 2018

Each week I write a brand new article to support members of our three wonderful art groups on Facebook, The Artists Exchange, The Artists Directory, and The Artist Hangout. This week we take a look at art descriptions and using the correct metadata so that your images can be found online. If you want to know about how using SEO techniques can increase views of your art on Print on Demand and social-media then read on!

The way we market our artwork is going through a period of change right now what with all the changes affecting social media and the algorithm updates that have definitely been affecting post reach of platforms such as Facebook, but thankfully the changes we need to make to how we market our work shouldn’t be too difficult and neither should they come as a total surprise.

A couple of weeks ago you will remember I published my article on the art of documenting your art which you can read here: https://www.beechhousemedia.co.uk/2018/03/the-art-of-documenting-your-art.html where we looked at the importance of documenting your work and previously I had covered the art of the artist’s statement on more than one occasion.

The way you describe your work online and offline is such an important part of the artwork that you create and I can never stress enough just how important it is when it comes to marketing. The description you provide along with your art will give viewers valuable context that is useful not only to guide potential buyers and help them choose but it is also useful to the search engines that index your content to display in their results pages. 

Giving artwork a context by adding a relevant and meaningful description is something that you should be spending more time on every time you have created a new work. In fact it is so important that you should probably go back and update past descriptions and metadata for the artwork you have already uploaded online too. For some that’s going to be a mammoth task but one that could see sales come from older works. 

Not only has the way we market our art changed in recent years but the way search engines find our work and list it in the search results pages has significantly changed over the past year alone. There are billions of pieces of art online but carry out a quick search on Google or another search engine for a phrase such as “tropical sunset art” and what is noticeable is that each of the search engines will be bringing back similar if not the same sets of results.

This is because they are looking for content that matches the search terms you have provided and the search engines are picking up on and how relevant it feels the metadata, content, and descriptions are compared to the parameters you defined in the search. 

It’s a decent enough way of ensuring that what you are searching for is what you see in the results but the problem is that much of the content you will see has been online for many years. Let me put that into some context. If you searched for tropical sunset art six months ago you will have received a set of results displaying what the search engine believed to be the most relevant content. Carry out the same search six months later and with few exceptions it is highly likely that you will get similar content displayed as you did last time.

This doesn’t at all mean that no one ever produced new art depicting a tropical sunset in the past six months, but the content that has been created in between hasn’t been picked up by the search engines as being relevant and that’s not because it’s not relevant, but because the search engines cannot correlate it or compare it with anything because the information they need isn’t there to determine if it is relevant. 

There is a reason for that and that is because we spend too little time considering things like search engine optimisation whenever we start marketing new artworks. Hence I keep going on and on about making sure that any artwork wherever it is posted online includes some context and a relevant description. If you want to make sure that your social media posts really start to generate some traffic to your work then it wouldn’t hurt to throw in some keywords that people will use when searching for that particular type of artwork.

If you post a new artwork on Facebook and you don’t provide any context or a good description of the work not only are people more likely to keep scrolling past it, the search engines that look for new content by indexing what is out there will ignore it too. The search engines are also clever enough to detect any spam which is why mimicking the patterns of a spammer by sharing the same content with a million low quality hashtags across everywhere all at once raises a flag and the search engines ignore it and think it’s not relevant. It is relevant of course but the poster was in a hurry. 

Talk to any artist who would rather be spending time creating rather than writing or marketing and they will probably tell you that the last thing they consider when publishing their work online is what is known as Search Engine Optimisation or they think that #art equates to full on SEO, yet this really is just as important as the art itself. 


describing art and marketing


Whilst engagement is the only metric that matters on Facebook right now, the only metric that matters in the wider online world beyond Facebook is engagement and SEO. 

I often hear that artists struggle to get seen on Print on Demand services and that the POD sites do little to promote individual artists. The reality is that they do promote artists they’re just not promoting every artist. 

The role of POD (Print on Demand) sites is to give you an online presence to showcase your art and to fulfil any orders and carry out the transactions. It’s not really their role to promote every artist although it would be nice just occasionally, but that’s not really what they are about. They’re more likely to promote certain artists who they deem as being relevant and who they know will be the safer bets to sell their art, but realistically unless we are helping the POD sites and users to find us we are more often than not going to be sat on the lower end of the results pages until we generate many more sales. 

That problem mainly sits with us as artists to solve if we want to creep higher up in those results. Sales will have a bearing on where we are seen and ranked, but it is difficult to get sales if you are sitting on page 75,000 of the search results, no one is going to look through more than a handful of results pages. 

If you are placing your work on a site that is controlled by others then your options to improve the overall rank of your art are going to be more limited than if you were to place that content on your own website. For your artwork to be ranked higher then you kind of need to take the bull by the horns and do a little extra work to get it noticed. Creating great art alone doesn’t make people go out and find it or buy it. 

Many studies carried out over the years have indicated that those who carry out searches generally give up looking after the first couple of results pages, with only around 10% of those searching continuing to look at pages beyond the first few. 

That’s probably going to be similar when our art is ranked in the POD sites results pages, if it doesn’t appear early on then it is likely to hang around much lower in the results. Search engines whoever they are operated by work along similar lines, although the algorithms will and do vary between all of them.

At the beginning of April 2018, the web contained more than 4.52 billion web pages according to the World Wide Web Size site and that’s only the number of indexed pages, many unindexed pages exist too. That’s a huge number of pages and gives you an idea about the level of competition for search ranking space that you are up against.

In short you need to do something that will get you and your work seen and this essentially means that you have to make it easier for bots to see that your work and the text accompanying it is relevant and readable to the bots. 

Indexing for the search engines is carried out by bots but bots are nowhere near as intelligent as humans are despite having come a long way in the past five or six years. When a bot crawls a web page it is looking for relevancy, the length and reading level of the content, the number of pages on a site, the age of the site and its structure, and the sites ease of use amongst many other factors and it is those factors that will determine how high whatever you post gets scored and ranked. The moment the bot doesn’t quite understand what it is looking at is the moment it forgets and moves on to something it does understand and this lowers the score and the ranking of your content.

There is no way of knowing for certain how the algorithms in Facebook, Google, Bing, or any of the POD sites really work, but many SEO experts have tested out different ways of increasing content and websites reach so we do know quite a bit about how they work in principle. The exact technical specifications will be closely guarded secrets that only a very few people will know.

Our focus if we are using POD services has to be to ensure that what we are using a relevant description that describes what the art is about and that the metadata tags we chose are intelligently chosen and have a fit with what we are describing. 

Using the wrong meta-data tags for example is a little like using the wrong hashtags on social media. If you use the hashtag #ModernArt to describe something such as a sandwich the tag won’t be seen as being relevant. If you are using a trending hashtag such as something like #trendingTopicOfTheDay just to encourage click through’s to your site or content then this will be seen as click-baiting and your rank will suffer. 

Using low quality hashtags and meta-data or anything that is not relevant to your art will also lower your ranking. That’s one of the reasons I have maintained over the past twelve-months that using the wrong hashtags or too many of them in social media posts is more likely to drive down engagement and clicks instead of pushing them up.

SEO is really important and whilst it’s important to understand the nuances of it there are some simple things that you should be taking more notice of and doing than other things. Let’s take setting up some SEO for your art page as an example. 

If you use keywords that describe you as a landscape artist you wouldn’t show up anywhere near the top of the search results because there are literally millions of artists who create landscape art and you would be competing for the same space in the search results. Many of those artists will already have a grip on SEO and will dominate their respective areas for a while to come.

This is where you have to become smarter at optimising everything to reach your intended audience. Landscape artist is too generic and will have a very high competition for search traffic, but refining it so that the data you use to describe what it is you do might put you at or near the top of search results when those searching are using more niche search terms.

If you paint landscapes of your local area there still might be some competition for the keywords so you need to refine the list of potential keywords a little more. If you can whittle the keywords down and make them even more relevant to what is being searched for, your ranking will improve. 

In this example we might want to add “affordable landscape art in Florida” if Florida describes the subject location and style of your work and that it is affordable. 

Coming up with good keywords thankfully is relatively easy these days. Google’s very own Keyword planner is a useful free tool which will give you some insights into the best keywords to use at any given time, but I maintain that one of the best ways of coming up with relevant keywords is to grab a notebook and a pen and do some good old fashioned brainstorming and start thinking about how you would search for your own work. 

You need to think of at least 25-30 ways of asking Google to display your work or your site. Searching for Mark Taylor art will probably throw up my work somewhere on the first page or at least first few pages of a Google search but searching for Mark Taylor Beechhouse Media art, will or should put me at the top of Google’s results. That’s because it is very specific and to get the best results when searching for anything, you have to be specific. The more specific you can be in matching the words that people might use to search for you the better the results. 

By being specific though you will encounter a slight downside. The total number of people searching for the general term “art” will likely miss out on results pointing them to your page because the competition is so much higher for the keyword “art”.

However, “art by (insert your name here)” makes the search far more specific and the results are likely to reflect that and point back to you. 

So imagine this in the context of print on demand. When I took a look through a couple of POD sites last week I purposely went towards the back end of the search results and found some exceptional work by artists who I had never heard of. There was something in common with most of the works though and it was that there really wasn’t very much in the way of a description of the art and keywords seemed to be few and far between, not relevant, and that’s for those who included keywords in the first place. 

Some of the art was more relevant to me than the art I was searching for, but the keywords and tags or lack of them, down-ranked the works to the point that it might as well have been invisible and I expect so much more of it was. Bots aren’t clever enough just yet to find relevancy in an image with 100% success, they are though much better at detecting relevancy from text.

Use keywords wisely…

Now we know that keywords are the true masters of our online destiny one would be forgiven for thinking that we should use every phrase someone might search for within our metadata. That’s a big no, no too. This is what is known as keyword stuffing and bots are really good at detecting sites and content that pushes keywords at the expense of good quality content. Frequent use of the same keywords or keywords that don’t seem to have a fit with the content on the page will indicate to the bots that the keywords have been used to drive traffic irrespective of what content is on the link. 

The Description…

So now know that keywords are important we should also consider the descriptions we place next to the art that we display on the POD sites.

In one of my previous articles about writing artists statements we looked at how we could use various words to describe our art and so I thought it would be useful to include them in this article too so that you can access them whenever you need to write a new description for your latest or even not so latest artwork.  

A description need only be relatively brief, although not as brief as the 24x30, oil, $300, IM me, descriptions we see so much of on Facebook. The description of your art is not only telling the viewer what your art is about it is also letting the bots know what is going on too. 

Ideally descriptions should be simple and readable, provide an introduction to the work and open up the viewer to some basic ideas and principles used within the work. What they should never do is tell the viewer how to interpret the artwork, and at the point of describing your art, you are not describing you. 

You can expand on the detail by adding in some of the following too:

  • Why
  • History
  • How this work relates to your previous works
  • How the work fits in current art 
  • What or who inspired the work
  • Who or what influences were used in the creation of the work
  • How the work fits in with exhibitions or competitions if that is relevant
  • How the work may form a series of works
  • Why a certain style is important to the work
  • Medium the artwork is produced on and size if multiple sizes aren’t available. 

Sometimes it is difficult to find the words to describe the piece of art so we often use repetition of words we have historically used in art descriptions but there is no one size fits all art description that can be used so that the viewer can read it and the bots can too. 

For this next part I have republished the lists of useful words that can be used as a prompt when writing descriptions of your artwork so that you have a variety of them to use in anything new and in order that your descriptions don’t all sound the same!


the Art of art terminology


Subject Specific Terminology

Describing Lines

Flowing

Simple

Broken

Dashed

Curved

Curvature

Arc

Bold

Thin

Fine

Thick

Linear

Diagonal

Oblique

Parallel

Ridged

Serpentine

Solid

Straight

Tangential

Wavy

Describing Tone & Colour

Ablaze

Subtle

Contrasting

Muted

Dramatic

Bleached

Bold

Brash

Bright

Clean

Cool

Warm

Delicate

Harmonious

Harsh

Glowing

Iridescent

Opaque

Light

Monotone

Neutral

Opalescent

Restrained

Sombre

Translucent

Vibrant

Rich

Watery

Washed-Out

Faded

Describing Texture

Rough

Fine

Smooth

Coarse

Uneven

Flat

Raised

Finish

Feel

To the touch

Velvety

Glazed

Glassy

Rustic

Rusty

Metallic

Flexible

Glossy

Pearlescent

Slick

Oily

Wet

Sharp

Bumpy

Pitched

Convex

Concave

Abrasive

Calcified

Cottony

Cracked

Aged

Cobbled

Depressed

Distorted

Embossed

Engraved

Dull

Gauzy

Impenetrable

Porous

Irregular

Woven

Pebbled

Paved

Protuberant

Silken

Unblemished

Describing Shape

Organic

Aerodynamic

Curvaceous

Geometric

Angular

Asymmetrical

Rugged

Closed

Concave

Convex

Spherical

Cylindrical

Concentric

Congruent

Convoluted

Fitted

Malformed

Misshapen

Proportioned

Round

Circular

Tapered

Well-turned

Two-dimensional

Three-dimensional

Wraparound

Describing Movement

Swirling

Flowing

Dynamic

Dramatic

Fast

Swift

Brisk

Nimble

Deft

Slow

Unhurried

Measured

Stately

Leisurely

Sedate

Deliberate

Lazy

Languid

Glacial

Sluggish

Leisured

Balletic

Dainty

Lithe

Fluent

Feline

Graceful

Describing Scale

Large

Small

Intimate

Miniature

Monumental

Disproportionate

Isometric

Life-size

Scale

Giant

Microscopic

Immense

Petite

Vast

Great

Tiny

Colossal

Short

Tall

Small

Gigantic

Huge

Describing Contrast

Dramatic

Subtle

Strong

Heavy

Light

Pale

Harmony

Likeness

Uniformity

Divergence

Dissimilarity

Oppositeness

Opposition

Adverse

Contraposition

Differentiation

Distinction

Comparison

Contrariety

Dissimilitude

Unity

Conformity

Sameness


The following list covers many of the artistic styles and movements and I am sure that there are some which I haven’t remembered to include, but these will help you to come up with even better descriptions of your work and will let the view know that what they have in the search results will be relevant to them.


Describing Art Styles & Movements

Abstract

Abstraction

Abstract Expressionism

Art Brut

Art Deco

Art Nouveau

Baroque

Bauhaus

Ceramics

Classical

Constructivism

Contemporary

Cubism

Dada

Digital Art

Expressionism

Fauvism

Fine Art Photography

Folk Art

Found Art

Futurism

Glass Art

Gothic

Graphic Design

Harlem Renaissance

Impressionism

Installation Art

Linear Expressionism

Medieval

Minimalism

Modern Art

Modernism

Neo-Classical Art

Neo-Expressionism

Op-Art

Orientalism

Outsider Art

Painting

Photography

Photorealism

Pop Art

Post Modernism

Pottery

Pre-Raphaelite

Prints

Realism

Representational

Rococo

Romanticism

Surrealism 

Symbolic

Traditional

Virtual Art

Wood Working

OTHERS not in any order

Futurism

Vorticism

Suprematism

De Stijil

ASCII Art

Abstract Illusionism

Academic Art

American Impressionism

American Realism

Aestheticism

Analytical Art

Auto-Destructive Art

Les Automatistes

Assemblage

Blobitecture

Contextual Art

Daul-al-Set

Excessivism

Feminist Art

Figurative Art

Folk Art

Harlem Renaissance

Hyper modernism

Humanistic Aestheticism

Typographic

Kinetic Art

Land Art

Landscape Art

Letterism

Lyco Art

Massurrealism

Maximalism

Neoclassism

Naïve Art

Objective Expressionism

Pixel Art

Plasticien

Post Minimalism

Primitivism

Procedural Art

Purism

Shock Art

Street Art

Synchronism

Toyism

Transgressive Art

Tonalism

Video Art


General Descriptive Words

Absorbing

Abstraction

Acclaimed

Accomplished

Aesthetic

Aggressive

Appealing

Atmospheric

Authentic

Avant-garde

Balanced

Banal

Abundance

Boundless

Balance

Beauty

Body

Brushwork

Brush strokes

Candid 

Characteristic

Collectable

Complimentary

Contemplative

Controversial

Conversational

Conviction

Concept

Character

Complexity

Composition

Contrasting

Creativity

Daring

Decorative

Daring

Dazzling

Dense

Detailed

Disciplined

Dimensional

Delicate

Dreamy

Dreamlike

Divine

Distinguished

Disruptive

Dense

Dynamic

Design

Detail

Diptych

Duality

Decorative

Depict

Develop

Display

Distort

Distortion

Drawn

Depth

Drab

Dull

Disturbing

Eclectic

Elevated

Embellished

Embody

Emerge

Emphasise

Enchanted

Envision

Etched

Evoke

Exhibit

Explore

Experience

Explore

Exploration

Expressive

Expressed

Elevating

Emerging

Emergent

Emotion

Emotional

Emotionally charged

Energetic

Engaging

Engrossing

Enigmatic

Epochal

Ethereal

Evocative

Exceptional

Extreme

Explosive

Erotic

Figure

Figurative

Form

Figure

Format

Fascinate

Feel

Feeling

Focussed

Focus

Fusion

Fused

Forced

Forced Perspective

Flat

Frantic

Frigid

Fascinating

Figural

Figurative

Fluidity

Fluid

Freelance

Fresh

Famed

Fluidity

Gorgeous

Graceful

Granular

Gallery

Gravitas

Gothic

Geometric

Geometry

Honest

Hyper-Realistic

Hyper-Creative

Hanging

Hung

Hue

Hollow

Hotel Art

Incompetent

Inconsistent

Inexperienced

Insincere

Irrelevant

Iconic

Icon

Iconic Value

Ideal

Illustrated

Illustration

Images

Imagery

Impact

Innovative 

Innovation

Innovate

Inspired

Inspiration

Intricacies

Interlace

Interpret

Interwoven

Interweave

Intriguing

Intrigue

Inverted

Invert

Intensive

Insensitive

Interesting

Infusion

Infused

Intuitive

Inventive

Journey

Journal

Juxtaposition

Japonism

Judaica

Junk Art

Justified Type

Juvenilia

Jaggies

Jali

Jalee

Jamb

Juxtapose

Kagle

Kakemono

Kamakura

Kelvin

Kerf

Kerning

Keystone

Kiln

Kinesiology

Kinetic

Kneaded

Labyrinthine

Layered

Lifelike

Literal

Lateral

Luminous

Lyrical

Lacking 

Loose

Lost

Lacklustre

Lifeless

Mature

Meandering

Mosaic

Mosaic-like

Moving

Mysterious

Mystical

Mediocre

Manipulation

Masterpiece

Mastery

Maturity

Meaning

Medium

Methodology

Method

Mixed-Media

Mood

Motif

Movement

Museum

Mystique

Moving

Motion

Motionless

Narrative

Nuance

Numb

Naïve

Namban

Naming

Naples Yellow

Nera

Narthex

Nave

Negative Space

Neo

Neolithic

Netsuke

New

New Wave

Niche

Niello

Nimbus

Non-representational

Nuance

Nostalgia

Numbered

Organic

Obelisk

Objectify

Objectification

Objectivity

Oblique

Oblong

Obtuse

Occlude

Ochre

Octagonal

Oculus

Offset

Oil Gilding

Oilstone

Old 

Old Master

Opalescence

Opaque

Opaqueness

Oppression

Original

Ormolu

Orpiment

Outsider

Outsider Art

Overpainting

Ovoid

Over glazed

Pedestrian

Passion

Passionate

Plain

Paradoxical

Peaceful

Predictable

Pretentious

Paisley

Pale

Palaeolithic

Palette

Palladian

Panache

Pantheon

Pantograph

Papier Collé

Papyrus

Parabola

Parallel

Parchment

Parergon

Parquetry

Passé

Passe-partout

Pastiche

Patron

Patronage

Pedagogy

Penumbra

Perpetual

Perpetual Abstraction

Period

Periodicity

Peristyle

Permanence

Persistence

Personification

Perspective

Photogram

Photogravure

Photo screen

Pictograph

Picturesque

Pigment

Printing

Printed

Pitch

Pixel

Pixilation

Pixel-Shim

Planography

Plasticity

Plinth

Pointillism

Polyptych

Philosophy

Photo-realistic

Photograph

Positive Space

Post-Minimalism

Primitive

Prism

Positively

Perceived

Perception

Quatrefoil

Quart

Quarto

Quill

Quin

Rabbet

Radial

Radius

Raising

Rarity

Realgar

Recto

Reflective

Reflection

Reformation

Reflexivity

Refraction

Regular

Regularity

Relic

Render

Repetition

Replicate

Repoussé

Resin

Retinal

Retouched

Retrospective

Reversal

Romanesque

Realistic

Reality

Removed

Rusticate

Rustic

Rusted

Senseless

Sanctuary

Santero

Scale

Schematic Stage

Screen print

Scrim

Scumble

Secession

Section

Semi-mat

Senses

Sense

Sensorial

Sensuality

Sentiment

Sepia

Serigraphy

Shadow

Shang

Shard

Shim

Simile

Sincere

Size

Slurry

Socio-Realism

Spiral

Split

Stabile

Stereoscopic

Stimulate

Simulate

Stipple

Subjectivity

Subjective

Subliminal

Suffuse

Support

Surface

Symbiotic

Synaesthesia

Synoptic

Synthetic

Synthetic-cubism

Synthesis

Tactile

Talent

Tamping

Tanka

Tapping

Torn

Teleidoscope

Teleology

Temper

Temperature

Tendentious

Terra

Tessera

Texture

Tilt

Tuluene

Tonality

Tonal

Tone

Transformed

Transparent

Truncated

Typography

Typology

Uniformity

Unidroit

Unique

Universal

Unpack

Value

Value Key

Variances

Variation

Vanishing point

Variegated

Variety

Vellum

Veneer

Vermicular

Vignette

Viridian

Virtual

Visual

Visualise

Vitreous

Vitrify

Vitrine

Void

Volatile

Volume

Vorticism

Voussoirs

Wall

Warm

Warped

Wrapped

Washed

Water-Soluble

Weaving 

Woven

Webbed

Xanthic

Yayoi

Yellowing

Zinc

Zoom

Zoomorphic

Zoopraxiscope


Using words from each table should help you to be able to describe whatever work you want to describe, and each will add some additional relevance to your keywords and SEO when used sensibly. Just don’t turn them all into hashtags and list them on everything you write!


the Art of using metadata to sell your art


Update the SEO on your own pages too…

Updating the search engine optimisation for your images viewable through print on demand is something that you should be doing on a regular basis. If you last updated your descriptions three or four years ago then what was relevant as a keyword back then might not be at all relevant today. 

If you have a website that is external to the print on demand site then you will have another opportunity to control the metadata and descriptions and make your website easier to search for too. 

Every web page has a description but again one of the things I often find is that it’s never filled in or it is filled in with the wrong type of description! If you leave it blank then Google will capture the first 70-characters or so of the text on the page and this is what Google will use as a search description which might not be totally relevant to the overall content further on. 

So here’s a tip, when writing anything at all use the first 70-characters of the main text to let people know what else is on the webpage and if you forget to update the page description at least the search bots will still find some relevancy in the initial content.

When it comes to images of our work as I said earlier, the bots aren’t too hot just yet on getting the context of an image. Whilst Facebook and Google have some image recognition technology we are still a way off this being really useful to us as artists.

Make sure that the images you have on your sites also include metadata too. The data can easily be added from software such as Adobe Lightroom and if not make sure that you can add data to the images alt-image tag. Alt-tags are second only to the description of the image so it’s a wasted opportunity if you don’t include them.

Now get writing!

Knowing that descriptions and metadata are essential in getting your artwork seen there is no time like the present to get started on updating those descriptions and tags and making them even more relevant than they were when you last updated them. Think of SEO as a living thing, it constantly needs to be fed with relevancy.

A really bad website can generate way more traffic than the best websites out there and this is all down to optimising it properly. If someone spends time creating quality content and thinking about sensibly using keywords and descriptions the bots and indexing algorithms will pick it up. 

Of course the expectation has to be set around how long this will all take. It takes some time before the bots will start looking for new content but sites such as Google will allow you to submit content so that their bots can start indexing on their next trawl in your specific area as it were, but we have to be realistic that good SEO is an ongoing strategy and one which will take some time before we start to see significant increases in traffic. 

There is no guaranteed fast-track way of speeding any of this up but there are other things that you could be doing to increase your visibility online. Engagement is the key metric that Facebook favours right now so whenever you are participating in groups, start engaging and having conversations. 

If you are a member of the myriad of forums become more active in those communities too and let people know that you and your work are out there. 

And look at content that you have created in the past and figure out what did and didn’t work. Did a single piece of art gain more views than your other works combined? Perhaps that was the subject matter or perhaps it was the way you described the artwork or the tags you used to bring people to that artwork. 

No one said art was easy and they definitely never said that marketing it was either, but unless you do something that makes your work visible I’m afraid the reality is that it will be forever invisible and that’s a real shame. 

Do you have any art tips to share with other artists on getting your work seen? If so please do feel free to leave a comment below!

About Mark…

I am an artist and blogger who specialises in abstracts, landscapes, and seascapes. My work is sold in more than 150 retail locations across the USA and Canada including The Great Frame Up, Framing and Art Centre, and Deck the Walls and you can also buy from Fine Art America or my Pixels site here: https://10-mark-taylor.pixels.com 

All artwork and art collectibles sold through Fine Art America and Pixels also come with a 30-day money back guarantee and any proceeds from sales through Fine Art America and Pixels go back towards maintaining this site for the benefit of other independent visual artists and art buyers. It takes a huge amount of time to write articles and support the many artists who reach out to me for advice outside of this site, so even buying a greetings card through my Pixels site allows me to keep doing it! The great news is that I have just lowered my artist’s commission on Fine Art America and Pixels across a range of products for a limited time!

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