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The Value of Art: A Personal Perspective for Artists

How can artists overcome doubts about the value of their art when potential buyers hesitate due to the price?

Here's a personal insight that I've gained over the years as an artist and gallery owner. It's a lesson that has shaped my approach to art and the way I engage with others in the creative realm. So grab a cup of coffee, find a cozy spot, and let's dive into this inspiring journey together.

The Futility of Convincing Closed Minds

You know, it's an interesting thing about art. Trying to convince someone who has already made up their mind about its value is like chasing after a mirage. Trust me, I've been there. We've all encountered individuals who simply cannot fathom the worth of art in their lives. And you know what? That's okay.

The Elusive Quest for Art Buyers

It can be disheartening when someone inquires about your art, seemingly interested, only to retreat once they hear the price. We've all experienced those moments of doubt, questioning our abilities and the value of our creations. But let me tell you something: it's not you.

Art and the Mosaic of Personal Values

Here's the thing: we all have different priorities and values in life. Some people would rather splurge on expensive shoes or the latest gadgets, while others recognize the profound impact of original art on their homes and hearts. It's about personal choices and what resonates with each individual.

The Power of Art Appreciators

For every closed mind, there are open hearts eagerly awaiting the magic of your art. There are people out there who understand the beauty of owning an original piece, who cherish the emotions it evokes and the stories it tells. These are the art appreciators—the ones who will invest in your work because they truly value it.

Beyond Price Reductions: The True Worth of Art

It's crucial to remember that reducing the price won't change someone's perception of value. The cost is not the determining factor. Instead, it's their deeply ingrained sense of what art means to them that comes into play. So, when someone goes silent after hearing the price, don't let it dim your passion or confidence.

Embrace Your Unique Journey

As artists, we embark on a remarkable journey—one filled with self-discovery, creativity, and a unique expression of our souls. Each brushstroke, each creation, carries a piece of our essence. So, embrace your journey, hold true to your vision, and keep creating from the depths of your being.

Focus on Those Who Appreciate Your Magic

Amidst the noise and occasional setbacks, remember to focus your energy on those who genuinely appreciate your art. Seek out the art lovers, the ones who understand the transformative power it holds. These individuals will support you, uplift you, and make your artistic endeavors truly worthwhile.

Stay Inspired, Keep Shining

My fellow artists, let's continue to create, express, and share our art with the world. The value of what we do extends far beyond price tags and the opinions of closed minds. We have the ability to touch hearts, provoke thoughts, and inspire change.

So, as you navigate your artistic journey, remember that your art is a reflection of your soul, and its value goes beyond monetary measures. Keep honing your craft, stay true to your unique vision, and never forget the profound impact you can make through your creativity.

Thanks for reading,

Sergio Gomez, MFA
Artist | Curator | Author | Art Biz Coach 

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