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Making a living as an artist

Hey artists, do you have a difficult time trying to make a living through your art sales alone? It’s useful to have multiple sources of income, such as gallery showings, teaching, online sales, commission projects,  grants, selling reproductions of your work like prints and greeting cards, and product licensing. Social media is booming, there are many artists doing tutorials on YouTube. You can make money through paid ads if you have a large following.

4 Ways to Earn Money as an Artist

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The Healing Garden – Colouring book

Healing Garden by Ann-Marie Cheung

You can purchase my colouring book on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.

Relax and enjoy colouring these intricate drawings by artist Ann-Marie Cheung. They will provide hours of stress relief resulting in your own delightful works of art. Coloured pencils are recommended.

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How To Write An Artist Statement (from Saatchi Art)

Finding out more about you as an artist is very important to art collectors who are considering buying your work, as well as to our own curators when selecting artworks to feature on Saatchi Art. 

Your bio should include such information as: where you were born and raised; where you currently live; your education; prizes and awards you’ve won; exhibitions that you’ve taken part in; and collections (both private and public) that include your work. 

The artist statement is a basic description of your works and your reason for creating them. A successful artist statement clearly explains the reason you’ve made your work. We recommend that an artist statement be no longer than 200 words. 

Some questions to consider:What is the subject matter of my work?
What is my work about?
How do I make my work?
Where do I find the images I use?
How do I want the audience to respond to my work?
How does my work compare to historical or contemporary artwork?

Visit my portfolio on Saatchi Art
 

My Shop at TeePublic

Now available in my TeePublic shop:
Apparel: T-Shirts, Tank Tops, Hoodies, Crewneck Sweatshirts, Long Sleeve T-Shirts, Baseball T-Shirts, Kids T-Shirts, Kids Hoodie, Kids Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Onesie
Home Goods: Wall Art, Notebooks, Mugs, Pillows, Totes, Tapestries
Cases & Stickers: Phone Cases, Laptop Cases, Stickers

Tank top art by Ann-Marie Cheung T-shirt art by Ann-Marie Cheung Throw pillow art by Ann-Marie Cheung Coffee Mug art by Ann-Marie Cheung

Artists/Designers open your own TeePublic Shop Click Here!

Railway City Arts Crawl 2018

Coming up next is my most favourite event of the year… the Railway City Arts Crawl!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD: Crawl runs from 6pm – 9pm
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH: Crawl runs from 11am – 5pm

SATURDAY NIGHT CELEBRATION: 6pm-11pm

Visit 10 sites and you are eligible for some amazing prizes!
*pick up your passport at any of the participating venues

I’ll be at the Brewery with something exciting planned…

RAILWAY CITY BREWING
130 Edward Street, St Thomas, ON

Railway City Arts Crawl

Railway City Arts Crawl 2017

Railway City Arts Crawl 2017

RAILWAY CITY BREWING 130 Edward Street

RAILWAY CITY BREWING 130 Edward Street, St Thomas, ON

 

Mandala at the Arts Crawl

Come help me colour in my Mandala at the Arts Crawl!

 

My artwork chosen for a limited edition beer bottle label 2018

My artwork chosen for a limited edition beer bottle label 2018

artwork chosen for a limited edition beer bottle label 2018

My artwork chosen for a limited edition beer bottle label 2018 “Happy Castle” acrylic on canvas 34″ x 34″


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The Why: Power of your Purpose

by Ann-Marie Cheung

I’m working my way through the The Artist’s Profit Plan training with Alexis Fedor. This is the first work sheet The Power of your Purpose.

What is the first memory you have connected to creating art?

I can’t remember my first time creating art, but aren’t all children creative? I remember my mom showing me how to draw cartoon cats. I had a wonderful elementary school teacher who gave me advanced class assignments. While the other kids were drawing cones and spheres, I was learning to draw and shade drapery. Miss P. with her heavy blue eye makeup, long dark hair and mini skirts (this was the 70s) was an amazing guide. I was also fortunate to have a fantastic high school art teacher, Miss W. I remember her heavy Egyptian style eye makeup and long black hair. We had an artists cafe night where we would paint a self portrait in the style of a certain artist. I chose Van Gogh, don’t know what happened to those early paintings. She also arranged my first public group art show of still life charcoal drawings at the Toronto Dominion Centre in downtown Toronto.  With so much encouragement how could I not decide on an art career attending the Ontario College of Art. 

What is the most profound experience you’ve had as an artist in your life (if you had to pick just one, in this moment)? 

I was in an exhibition entitled SHE at the Illumine Gallery in St Thomas, Ontario. For this show I painted “She Survived” which was donated to raise funds for Violence Against Women Services Elgin County. I felt a deep sense of purpose and joy knowing that I helped other women. Four years previous to this, I left an abusive relationship.

She Survived 2017 by Ann-Marie Cheung

She Survived, 12×12 acrylic on canvas 2017 by Ann-Marie Cheung

I went through a dry period of about 15 years creating no art at all while in this stifling relationship. When it inevitably came to an end, I began to make art again and have shows. I healed myself through art.

How are the two connected?

The connection I see is women helping and connecting with other women on a deeper level and being inspired and motivated by strong women.

What is your WHY?

Why I create art is to express and share my inner goddess and help people heal and feel joy through art. This is how I communicate and deeply connect with the world.

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What are at least three traits those who have resonated with and/or invested in your work or your services in the past have in common with each other?

My clients tend to be leaders in the community holding an upper management position or running their own businesses. They are strong, independent, confident and usually women. They express gratitude, are generous, joyful and appreciate nature and art.

What is the one question you can ASK your potential ideal clients to learn more about how you can help them with your offers?

When it comes to making an art purchase, what is your single greatest challenge?

Upcoming Events 2017/18

November is going to be  a busy month! Here’s where you can see my art…

ST THOMAS-ELGIN PUBLIC ART CENTRE
St Thomas, ON
Annual Fall Art Auction Preview Oct 28 to Nov 3, 2017 
Auction Friday November 3
7:00 – 10:30pm  (SOLD OUT)

Support the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre by participating in our Annual Fall Art Auction.  This year’s selection of art works is better than ever with a mixture of returning and new artists.  This exciting evening features live and silent auctions of original art.  There will be an abundance of delicious hors d’oeuvres.  It is a must-attend event with tickets going fast!  The limited number of tickets will go on sale in early September.  We encourage you to come and support the biggest fundraiser of the year for the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre.  You won’t be disappointed!

St Thomas Elgin Artists’ Guild Annual Show and Sale
CASO Station St Thomas, ON
November 10-12th, 2017
Fri. 6-9pm, Sat. 10am – 6pm, Sun. 11am – 5pm

CRAFTED: Unique Wares and Originals 
The Arts Project
November 14 – December 21, 2017
Meet-the-Artist Reception is Tuesday, November 14 at 6 – 8 p.m.
203 Dundas Street, London, ON

Crafted at The Arts Project

CASO Night Market
One night only
November 30th, 2017 4-9pm 

The Art & Soul Cafe
291 Bridge Street, Port Stanley, ON
Showing until the end of December

Railway City Arts Crawl 2018
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD: Crawl runs from 6pm – 9pm
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH: Crawl runs from 11am – 5pm

Visit 10 sites and you are eligible for some amazing prizes!

I’ll be at the Brewery with something exciting planned…

RAILWAY CITY BREWING
130 Edward Street, St Thomas, ON