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Join the Artist Interview Series

Updated on July 10, 2011

What is The Artist Interview Series

Welcome to the Artist Interview Series

For the past year I have been interviewing Artist's about their motivations and inspirations. Since most of these artists have been people whose art I discovered via social networks and random chance, I modified the format to include questions about marketing techniques.

Basically, How are you getting your art out there? And in what ways are you monetizing your efforts?

This project has brought out some really creative people and techniques, such as William the Canvas Killer's Miniature Art Hunt

So, if you are reading this, then YOU ARE INVITED!

Who is an Artist? Well, you are! , Whether your a writer, visual artist, web designer, photographer or secret sketcher, Your welcome to participate.

How to Participate in the Artist Interview Series

Simply copy, the Questions below, respond in an email to

Attach 3-5 copies of your art, or if you are a writer attach some links or text files (excerpts) to works you would like featured.

See an example of a completed interview here

www. Make Money From My Art .com : An Interview with William Hessian

If you are a HubPages user than feel free to use the internal contact features if you like. If you are not a Hubpages writer, why not sign up and start earning money from your writing?

Basic Contact Info:


Fields of Focus
Contact info: (optional)
Age: (optional)
Education: (optional)
Ebay Address:
Etsy Address:
T-Shirt Store:                     Dont have one? get one here
Merch Store:                      Dont have one? get one here
Print on Demand Store:     Dont have one? get one here
General Web Store:           Dont have one? get one here

Note: All store sign ups are for FREE web resources _________________________________________________________________

The Questions

Many intelligent people have accepted the false idea that accuracy in representing visual facts is a sign of progress in art. Such imitation of superficial effects has nothing to do with art, which is and always has been the making of mental concepts. Even the scientist is interested in effects only as a phenomena from which to deduce order in life." ... "'Looks like' is not the test of a good painting. It indicates merely visual similarity and shows that the artist has not put his brain to work. "

Discuss this statements relevance to your own artistic philosophy

    1. Have you always been an artist, as a youth were you drawn to the act of creation?

    2. What are your earliest memories of art?

    3. What have been some positive influences in your development as an artist?

    4. Do you have a favorite artist, or school of art?

    5. Did you receive a formal education in arts, if not how did you learn to use the materials and mediums that you choose?

    6. What is your opinion of arts education? Is an artist born or made - or both?

    7. What do you feel most influences your current attitude/style in painting/media. i.e. Do you find reference and inspiration from pop culture, philosophy, the human body, wonderful vistas etc.

    8. Has your passion for art detracted from your success in other areas (i.e.have you had to "suffer" to do what you love)

    9. If someone asks you "what do you do", how do you respond?

    10. What are you currently working on, how is it different from past works.? (08/09)

    11. Do you feel you evolve as an artist?

    12. Describe a day in the life of you, the artist:

    13. How important is the company of other artists and creative individuals to your well being and creative output.

    14. Do you dislike/disdain the works of other artists?

    15. Do you display your works? If so, where have you displayed.

    16. Do you have any words of wisdom for artists trying to "break out" and begin to learn the business of art.

    17. Do you find that the practical aspects of selling,promoting and marketing yourself as an artist detracts from your creative process.

    18. What is the goal of art!

    19. What are your goals as an artist ?

    20. We are more than what we make, what other activities do you enjoy.?

    21. What do you do to get over the visual equivalent of "writers block" ?

    22. In 20 years, what are your aspirations, what would you like to achieve ?

    23. Have you done any commercial, public or commissioned work ?

    24. If so, how do you feel about your vision being directed by third parties ?

    25. Do you have any opportunities to offer other artists (collaborations, gallery space, friendship etc.) ?

    26. Favorite writer, favorite song, favorite inspiration ?

    27. What is the most beautiful thing in the world?

    28. What is beauty?

    29. How has the internet changed your promotional activities. ?

    30. Do you have any favorite resources you would like to share?

    31. Where can one view your work online?

    32. Tell the truth, do artists make better lovers?


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    • kirstenblog profile image


      8 years ago from London UK

      How about this as a question....

      Can you be a profitable artist without compromising your artistic integrity? Or must you be a starving artist (until hopefully your paintings sell for ungodly sums) to be a real artist?

      By the way, once I have my new laptop to replace my dead computer I will no longer be on a borrowed computer and will be emailing for an interview. I could cyber kiss you for this hub!


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