Saturday, May 4, 2013
Finally I set up an online Art Website!
Just finding time and energy to paint is struggle enough, it seems to me. But art study and professional exposure are important as well, and I've finally begun to devote some much needed efforts on both.
It's time to begin to establish a presence as an artist that will set the stage for the next phase of my artistic journey. My friend Ruth Andre ( RuthAndre.com ) has long been sending me marketing (exposure) tips; she is quite accomplished at it. And my online 'mentor' Dan Edmondson has included a huge amount of information about beginning to establish yourself as a engaged professional in his "Art Masters Program." So armed with good advice I have finally taken a first, small step and set up an online art website.
I chose Fine Art Studio Online as my online service provider. I'm sure there are other equally competent services out there...and I checked out a couple of them...but in the end I selected FASO because they seemed to provide all the necessary tools in a convenient and accessible way, and, maybe most importantly, nearly every current artist that I pay attention to and follow seems to have selected FASO as well. That was important to me.
I still have quite a few 'tweaks' to do to the website and many more paintings to upload, but it's in place and fairly presentable so check it out and follow along as I update and polish it. You can find it at brucehancockfineart.com
My next effort will be to set up an inventory tracking process. I'm currently reviewing several programs set up do keep track of paintings, gallery submissions, sales, etc. I'll keep you posted on that.
My Art Site: Bruce Hancock Fine Art