BLOG*June 26, 2012

Every so often I will see a movie whose essence reflects a strong independent vision, purpose and soul. The movie can be fictional or documentary but the common thread is a story that focuses on the goals and aspirations of an individual or individuals whose  commitment, and sometimes sacrifice to...

BLOG*June 16, 2012

A short video on my Artist As Brand workshop at West Liberty University in West Virginia. Seth Miller, a participant of the workshop directed, shot and edited the piece with Sam Starkey. Marvelous work...

BLOG*June 11, 2012

I am honored to be returning to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco to present a two day Artist As Brand workshop. *** Academy of Art University July 7-8, 10:00- 8:00, Saturday/Sunday 540 Powell st. San Francisco, CA 94105 Limited to 20 participants Do you have stories and...

BLOG*May 30, 2012

The Artist As Brand Gang in Kansas City. May 15-20 in Kansas City, MO was a special week indeed. Not only did I have a rocking group of talented artists who ranged from student to professional, coming from eight states for the Artist As Brand workshop, but Spectrum Fantastic Art...

BLOG*May 24, 2012

Sarasota here I come! I will be presenting two Artist As Brand lectures at Ringling College of Art and Design as well as performing a two day Artist As Brand workshop. All Florida artists are invited. I am honored to be to speaking at the AICAD and CIAD conferences June 6, and...

BLOG*May 23, 2012

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live debuted in Kansas City last week with an aura of inspiration. Truly one of the most amazing groups of talent in one place I have ever experienced. Much credit goes to Arnie and Cathy Fenner along with their dedicated team. They pulled together a professional show...

BLOG*May 4, 2012

Last week Roxana and I were invited to West Liberty University to be a part of their annual MadFest (Media Arts and Design Festival) and to present a one day Artist As Brand workshop. Essentially it was two very full days of presentations, looking at portfolios, judging artwork, web design,...

BLOG*April 9, 2012

Kinkade at Comic Con 2010 Whilst studying at Art Center College of Design I met a fellow student who rode a motorcycle to school, dressed in dark clothes and always sported a leather jacket. He reminded me of the Fonz in the television sitcom Happy Days. Thomas Kinkade was only...

BLOG*March 23, 2012

When I registered my trademark for Artist As Brand® last year I had no idea I would be challenged on the mark. But there was a fellow who had a company called The Brand Artist who felt my company name infringed on his business even though we did very different...

BLOG*February 29, 2012

Twitter like all social media has its place in your promotional line up. The key is to remain fairly consistent with your tweets just like your blog posts. I suggest “pulsing” your promotion. Like your heartbeat it does not do much good if it stops for a long period of...