New book from world-renowned marine life artist reveals art world secrets of success
Creative people often ask if they can make a living as an artist. Wyland provides the answer — and it’s a resounding yes — in his latest book, "Don’t Be a Starving Artist,’ now available as a free download online at wyland.com.
The tightly written, 25-chapter account of the artist’s career – from his earliest obstacles to his greatest successes — provides a timely, useful guide for new artists and seasoned professionals looking for an insider’s guidance on such topics as sales, pricing, public relations, contracts, and licensing. Most importantly, the artist, who has hundreds of thousands of collectors around the world, provides a candid account of the perils and pitfalls of navigating the art world and how to avoid them.
"Art is a huge business," says Wyland, who is best known for his life-size Whaling Wall murals and his efforts for global marine conservation.
"But success in the field doesn’t come easy. It takes talent, perseverance, and lots of integrity. I always had questions when I was a young artist and wished I had a resource like this."
Wyland’s message in the 100+ page book is for artist’s to sharpen their business skills, while retaining the passion that led them to an art career in the first place. He explains how to leverage the work that the artists are creating into a wide range of additional business and philanthropic opportunities. The bottom line, he says, is to find every way possible "to get your art in front of the world."
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In addition to the free download, "Don’t Be a Starving Artist" is available in soft cover at www.wylandstore.com/books/dont-be-a-starving-artist/ for $22, with net proceeds to benefit the Wyland Foundation, the artist’s non-profit foundation that promotes clean water and healthy oceans through art, science, and community engagement.
An audio version of the book is available for purchase at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dont-be-a-starving-artist/id1188011899
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