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Jeane Myers painting
Jeane Myers, Right Turning, 16"x16", Oil/cold wax on panel, 2012
Jeane Myers
Right Turning, 16"x16"
Oil/cold wax on panel, 2012

These are books of general interest to artists. Please submit suggestions to add to this list via .

Art marketing

The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love by Jackie Battenfield

I'd Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion by Alyson B. Stanfield (who also has a great website and blog, go to

Taking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist (The Insider's Guide to Exhibiting and Selling Your Art) by Cay Lang

Creativity, Process

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Steven Nachmanovitch

Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go by Shaun McNiff (this one is not about art marketing--it's philosophical stuff for artists and quite good)

The View From The Studio Door: How Artists Find Their Way In An Uncertain World by Ted Orland

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp

Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by Bayles/Orland

Expressive Drawing: A Practical Guide to Freeing the Artist Within (AARP) by Steven Aimone