The Artist’s Mantra

The Artist’s Mantra

There are several definitions of artists that I personally subscribe to, but my favorite is this: artists are alchemists. During the Middle Ages, an alchemist was known as someone who could transform base metals into gold. I believe that as artists, we turn everything into gold. Think about it. Through an artist’s touch, a blank canvas […]

Art Fair Report: NYC

Art Fair Report: NYC

I’m just back from Art Expo New York and it really hit home for me how important these events have become. FACT: Did you know that more art is now being sold at art fairs than bricks and mortar galleries? Overall, artists are now reporting nearly half their income is derived from art fairs. But […]

The Artist’s Dance

The Artist’s Dance

We all know artists who do incredible work, but fail to achieve their professional goals. It’s tragic and feels unfair. At the same time, I’ll bet you can also name several artists who enjoy great commercial success – but their work leaves you scratching your head and wondering why? Why them? It would be better […]

Framer to the Stars

Framer to the Stars

Though he called himself “Framer to the Stars,” I never saw any stars in Bill’s Custom Frames. But I did see plenty of artists. Every artist has their favorite framers, and ever since I was in art school Bill has been one of mine. When I later worked as an art dealer, Bill helped me to […]