One of the first paintings I ever sold was of a white cat and a butterfly in a field. I painted it when I was 13 yrs old and sold it in a sidewalk sale; the first one I ever participated in.
It’s funny to me how I can remember particular paintings from my past (and that anyone one would want to buy my art). I decided to reinvent that same painting today.
Here is today’s version of my Cat with Butterfly.
Here is what my art stand looked like for my very first art show, the Portland Sidewalk Art Festival in Portland, Maine. I was young, still in High School, but with the love and support of my parents and a couple of artist mentors I decided to give it a try!
I actually sold $1000.00 of art that day, and was hooked from then on to create and sell my watercolors! I love to paint watercolors just as much now as I did back then.
This is what my art stand looks like today. It’s grown a bit from that first show.
Selling art is a whole different ball game these days now that we have the internet. We have access to cool new technology, equipment, and resources at our fingertips. The art world is more diverse than ever.
I often wonder how all these fast acting changes will affect art shows?
I’ve decided to look forward to the future, and experimenting how to present myself to the world online. However, I’ll take a good old fashion indoor or outdoor art show any day of the week! It will always be my favorite place to connect with people:)