Art is Art, Part 2
Last week, I expressed some of my intentions behind one of the most controversial pieces I’ve posted on social media. The point of that piece was not to make people mad, nor to get cheap likes.  ‘ART IS ART’, scrawled in capital letters with an acrylic marker over one of my acrylic landscape paintings, was a deliberate statement designed to spark an important conversation about the nature of art. Last week, I mainly focused on how it’s important to have a childlike sense of play and experimentation when you’re making art.  Not only will that make art more fun, but...
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Art is Art
I’m not usually into explaining my art. I think the beauty of art is that there isn’t always an easy explanation.  Some of my favorite songs, for example, remind me of specific memories in my life or even make me think of certain colors. I know the artist who wrote those songs couldn’t have possibly known exactly how I would feel or what I would think about when listening to their music. In the same way, why would I try to give you a specific meaning for each of my paintings and rob you of the chance to feel something...
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The Business of Art, Part 4 Finale: “How Do I Make a Stable Living as an Artist in the Online World?”
Welcome to the final installment in the Business of Art series, where I answer your most pressing art business questions. I’m writing this with the help of my wife Andrea, who’s the business mind behind ColorByFeliks! This week’s questions all have to do with the most critical part of making a living at your art: actually getting paid for it! So let’s jump right in and answer your questions! “How do I transition art from a hobby to an actual career?” The first step in any artist’s journey is to develop their skills. The more interesting, skillful, or just unique...
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The Business of Art, Part 3: “How Do I Balance Creativity and Business?”
Welcome back to our Business of Art series, where I answer the most common questions I get from artists like you about starting a business with your art!  Once again, I’m writing this one with the help of my wife Andrea, who’s the business mind behind ColorByFeliks! This week is all about BALANCE.  Making a living off your art requires being both an artist and a businessperson, and as an artist myself, I know it can seem intimidating when you think of the business side of things.  Thankfully, it’s not as hard as you think, and Andrea and I are...
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The Business of Art, Part 2: “How Do I Price My Art?”
Welcome back to my Business of Art miniseries!    In this series, I answer some of your most pressing questions about starting an art business and making a living at what you love. I’m joined by my wife, Andrea, who is the business brain behind ColorByFeliks! Creating simply for the joy of creating is the most important thing as an artist, and not everyone has to make a business out of their art.  That being said, if you feel called to earn a living doing what inspires you, then I’ve got you!  I’m going to spend this week’s blog answering...
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