• The Peoples Opinion: Emerging Artist Portfolio Advice

The Peoples Opinion: Emerging Artist Portfolio Advice

What advice would you give to artists who are preparing their portfolio of art, at the beginning of their career?

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What advice would you give to artists who are preparing their portfolio of art, at the beginning of their career?

“This is my art blogs titled “The Peoples Opinion”, of which this will focus on: “Emerging Artist Portfolio Advice”.

I know that these are often subjective opinions/ experience, but I wanted to share some of my experience and knowledge. My wish for these art blogs is to offer a teaching tool and offer a starting point of sorts. I hope they are interesting, make us think and that you enjoy them!”


  1. Prepare a portfolio of your work. You need to show a style in your work…something to say… that is my style.
  2. Make sure you have found out the owners name.
  3. Check the spelling of the gallery.
  4. Make sure you know the type of artists work they have.
  5. Keep to one style and colours etc.

> ….at first yes, until you explore media.. and move out of the normal, then art becomes play and play is vital for originality.

 6.  The very best photos you can get. Get proper job! 😄

7. Know your brand, find your market, sell your brand, prepare for rejection, believe in your brand. Keep going

8. Best quality you can afford – portfolio itself, paper, printing, pockets etc. And make sure it’s all pristine, well presented with minimum text and an interesting layout. Remember you need to stand out from the crowd and the Devil is in the detail! Then network, network, network…. be seen, be friendly, be professional!

9. Join the Guild Society Of Artist’s. They’re great for helping artists to grow their businesses with links into all aspects of the art business. You can get qualifying letters after your name to boost your provenance to the buying public and win awards through their exhibitions. Great group to belong to!!


My ideas and experience:

  • Selection of drawings.
  • 4 or 5 good artworks that represent your style
  • And some prints.
  • Keep to one style and colours etc.

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