Fine Art America is the world's most powerful sales and marketing tool for photographers and visual artists.
Simply open an account, upload your images, set your prices for all our available products, and you're instantly in business! FAA provides you with an e-commerce website, fulfills your orders for you, and sends you your profits each month.
Let's not kid ourselves - one of the main reasons that I'm here is to sell you something. NOT just anything, though, but hopefully something you will really like. If art could satisfy sex drives, then this task might be easy. Alas, art has to satisfy aesthetic drives, and these are as varied as the wind.
Even so, I am a pimp of sorts - parading my candidates before you, hoping you will shell out your pecuniary approval in an online purchase. Actually, I am a pimp underling, appearing partly on behalf of the master pimp, who is the owner of this website and who parades all us artists here before you in hopes of making a tidy profit for himself. THAT's business, of course, and the business of art is no different really than all the other businesses from which you buy things.
I am not without a conscience or morals. I see a lot of different angles, so I have a lot of different art styles. Experts say that serious commercial artists should focus only on one style, but tell that to the manufacturer of canned tomatoes. Art is not totally unlike canned tomatoes, and I make different varieties of canned tomatoes, you see. If you are a devout Christian, then I have something for YOU. If you like to make fun of certain scientific ideas, then I have something for YOU. If you like pure color, shapes, textures, fascinating forms, and chaotic, chance designs, then I surely have something for YOU.
[Notice how I use the word 'you' a lot. Marketing people say that this is important to giving potential customers a sense of personal engagement, but that's not why I do it. I do it, because it just reads more natural, and I get sick of all the obscure, fake niceties and engineered language that TRIES to sell people. Notice, I use the word, 'I' a lot too for the same reason.]
A word of warning: If you want to buy lots of art at one time, or if you want to buy a big sized canvas, then look elsewhere, because shipping costs for big pieces or big quantities are prohibitive here. If you are financially well endowed, on the other hand, and you do not care about this, then proceed til your heart's content. Buy all my stuff.
Think I'm being too tacky and too cavalier about all this? Well, think again. I'm a pretty smart person. Smart people tell it like is, and they can have different sides to their personalities without being dysfunctional nut cases. In real life, I'm quiet, polite, considerate, and respectful of others. That's why here, on the internet, I can defy such a persona and be this wild, crazy guy.
Okay, THAT's my preposterous pitch. Now here's my philosophical pitch:
''My atoms were born in the deceptively full hollows of intergalactic emptiness. My anatomy arose from the turbulent patterns of wild fluid fires, in a cosmic cataclysm that fixed life's genesis on the shores of terrestrial fluid waters. All human bodies on Earth arose from these waters that eventually stood up on legs to marvel at the night sky from which they originally came, first as stardust, then as rain, then as liquid bubbles, then as genetic chains, ultimately self-organizing into cellular clusters and complex brains. The whole of human existence is immeasurable, both in time and in space, because each of reality's seemingly separate bodies is perpetually malleable, never absolutely fixed, and continuously connected to every other body. The individual artist, thus, is a momentary manifestation of an infinite, eternal being.'' -- Robert G. Kernodle