Five Stupid Mistakes to Avoid in Your Art Career

It may be an unwise man who doesn’t learn from his own mistakes, but it’s an absolute idiot who doesn’t learn from other peoples’ ~ Frasier Crane Christopher Gallego June 7, 2019   10 Comments The things we most regret are the things we never tried. Oh, do I disagree with that one. Disagree because the older I get, the more I lament over the moronic, […]

Stop Worrying

Artists are a particularly worrisome bunch. We worry about everything,”Is my work good enough, will it be seen and appreciated, am I making any progress, will lesser talents get more recognition, can I ever measure up to the great masters?” 

A Note to a Student

The following is an e-mail that I sent to a student just after one of our private classes. We had discussed whether to push a particular piece a little further and risk losing some of the freshness and spontaneity Nobody loves beautiful paint, brushwork, and an expressive touch more than I do. These are the things that make art such a treat to look at. […]

What Kind of Art Sells?

Giorgio Morandi Christopher Gallego Updated November 1, 2018 Answer: “Great Art Sells” This from an art dealer that I met years ago. And although her words can certainly be argued with, I’ve never forgotten them. While it’s impossible to define great art, what I believe she meant was that artists unusually sell their strongest work, and that subject matter is secondary. Whether they know it or […]