This article is excerpted and summarized from an interview with artist Leslie Neumann for my Art Biz Incubator. Leslie generously shared her experience working with art consultants. The key points here are provided by Leslie and with include my annotations.
If you have a solid studio practice and welcome the challenge of commissioned work, art consultants might be a good sales venue for you.
What Art Consultants Do and Who They Are
Art consultants are people who seek and buy art for a client, whether it’s a healthcare company, a private collector, or a hotel.
Leslie Neumann with her paintings Beauty Deep Within and Fateful, Faithful. Each 60 x 45 inches.
The difference between art consultants and designers is that, generally speaking, a designer is responsible for the whole job and not just the artwork. They’ll do everything from fabrics to lighting, accessories, and furniture.
Designers know design. Art consultants should