Barney Davey

art marketing and art business training in Scottsdale, Arizona

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I help artists and photographers to find new buyers, sell more art and market their work efficiently.

If you are an artist, photographer, or are an entrepreneur in a creative field, I am here to help you create a successful, sustainable and rewarding career. You will find numerous ways to grow your career through my books, blog posts, workshops, online training, consulting and more.

I began advising artists when I joined Decor magazine and the Decor Expo tradeshows as a marketing executive in 1988. Both were influential, prominent art business leaders.

Decor was in the business of helping artists, galleries and picture framers for more than 135 years. At its peak, the Decor Expo Atlanta Show was ranked in the top 100 among more than 10,000 annual tradeshows produced in the U.S.

During my career, I attended more than 200 art tradeshows where I got to know top artists and successful publishers. I used this unique opportunity to study their best marketing practices. Those events, plus my sales, marketing, and entrepreneurial experiences, form the crucible of the knowledge and wisdom I share with artists today.

Each of my six books on art marketing has been "Business of Art" bestsellers on

You can get a clear idea of the marketing insights and industry knowledge I share by visiting Art Marketing News. You'll find more than 600 art business and marketing posts. It is ranked # 1 by Art Business News.

A Path to a Rewarding Career.

My work with artists, photographers and fine art print publishers on plans to grow their businesses gave me experiences that lit a path to my future. With the collective knowledge, wisdom and inspiration gained, I built a business based on purpose, passion, and prosperity

  • Work
    • Art Marketing News
  • Education
    • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville