How to Hire a Good Contemporary Artist

There are many channels you can use to find a contemporary artist. You can browse the Internet; get recommendations from friends, search magazines or tour art exhibitions to find the artist that uses a style you like. All in all, finding the perfect artist for your project requires vital consideration. You have to know what you want to achieve, how much you are willing to spend and so on. In this post, we will be looking at a few tips to help you find an artist you can count on.

Know what you want
This is obviously the first step. There are many options in the art world. Do you need an oil painting or art developed using computer software? Is it a portrait you need or a drawing of a landscape? Identifying what you need will help you refine your search.

Your budget
Often times, when searching for a contemporary artist, the first thing that some people look at is the lifestyle of the artist and how much he/she charges. That is immaterial. The fact that an artist is expensive does not mean you will get the best results. There are many great artists in the world who give away their work for free. Before you hire an artist because of the cost of his services or reputation, take time to review some of his work. Is the quality and his style what you need? In all that you do, only hire the artist that is within your financial capabilities. Set a budget and stick to it.

Match the artist to the task
Almost every professional in the world today has a website on which he/she showcases his/her work. When you have found a good artist to work with, take time to look at some of his art work. Go through his portfolio. What are his clients saying about his work? Where does he get his inspiration? For how many years has he been an artist? You will need someone with a proven track record and one whose style matches your task.

Don't be afraid to negotiate
The prices are always negotiable. You just need to ask. A contemporary artist will send you his estimate. Do not delete him from your contacts simply because his rate is way over the edge. Try and negotiate with him. What is the best price he can give you? Even so, prior to agreeing to the new terms after negotiations, make sure all the terms are clear. At times, the price may be low because whenever you need revisions done, you will have to pay extra for them.

In the search for a great artist, do not focus solely on the ones with the most experience but the one with a proven track record. You need a professional who can deliver results. Take a look at his work and if you like it, he might just be the person you have been searching for. When all is said and done, it is better to pay more for professional work than to save money only to get frustrating results.

Stephan Schoeppler is an abstract artist living in Destin, Florida. He specializes in Modern Abstract Art and Contemporary Art. He also creates Commercial Art as well as Art by Commission. http://artbystephanos.com

This article was published on 02 Jan 2015 and has been viewed 892 times
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