Write Your Artist Statement To Sell Your Art.

You’re an artist, and you love to work on your art long hours and you would love to turn your art into your career.

how to write your artist statement


Today might be the day, you give yourself a moment to think what is the next step to take to think on your art as a full time career.

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Many artist are making a full income from their art today!

What is the difference between you and other artist?

It’s time to think on your art as your main income stream.

Why do you make art?

Since the first times in history, humans had been making art.

Art is another form to communicate with others, people had used this way to communicate moments, feelings and events through art.

You can find art everywhere you go, you can find art in homes, restaurants, schools, hospitals, business, you name it.

Today with the help of internet you can see many artists are working full time and they can make full income from their art.

To start selling your art you will need to take a moment to work on your art statement.

How to write an artist statement that sells art.

An artist’s statement (or artist statement) is an artist’s written description of their work. The brief verbal representation is for, and in support of, his or her own work to give the viewer understanding. Wikipendia,

An artist statement is the information about you and your art you want to give to know to people and more important to your clients.

An artist statement is an information that describe or gives an introduction to your art.

You can write your own artist statement in two ways:

Long Statement.

You can write on a long statement information for your client about your art as why you are an artist, what is your method or technic you use to make your art.

Your story, and your art story, who had inspired you, what is your current work.

You can write on this statement all you want your client to know about you as an artist and about your work.

Short Statement.

Your short statement will give your client a brief story of you and your art.

How you can write your own artist statement.

Keep it simple.

Talk about your art work as simple as you can, people will understand it better.

Talk as if you were talking to a friend, what would you tell your friend about your art?, how would you explain to your friend your art career? how do you use your technic?

Think on what words will help you to make a connection to your friend when you talk about your art.

Tell more about your art.

  • What makes your art unique?
  • What technic do you use and why?
  • Why you make this kind of art?
  • Why do you create art?
  • Do you have a message to give to others with your art?
  • Write something you want your client to know about you, you don’t need to write all your personal life here, just the facts as an artist you want your client knows about you.

Take a moment to work on your artist statement, write down on a paper all the ideas you get on this moment about you and your art.

Read it out loud and listen to it, take out the words don’t need to be there, and work on it again.

Keep it short and easy to read, give on your artist statement something to your client to remember you.


5 thoughts on “Write Your Artist Statement To Sell Your Art.

  • July 3, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Before I even got past the first couple of sentence I bookmarked the page because I knew this was an article I would want and need to reference in the future.

    You said “You can write your own artist statement in two ways: A long or short statement” So it should be one or the other and not both?

  • July 3, 2017 at 4:43 am

    This really is a great idea that I never thought of. I’m a part time photographer and I think writing an Artist Statement could help me sell photos to. Do you think it’s a good idea to write both a long and short statement? The longer one for some occasions and the shorter for sharing on social media and so on?
    Thanks for great ideas how to get some art sold:-)

  • July 3, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Very useful information provided here and I have already bookmarked your page. I also share it with my wife as she also an artist for art.

    I haven’t heard of anything like this before. Is it getting passed around social media?

    Thanks for letting me know and get in touch with you soon.

  • July 8, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Alejandra,

    A friend of mine asked for my help to approach some clients through email. I had not idea about selling art online so after a few minutes research, I found your site which is very helpful. I will send him a link to this post.

    Thanks for this informative post,

    • July 25, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Hi Ilias,
      I thank you also for your visit and your comment, I’m glad you found this information helpful for you.


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