Art & Fame


This is an introduction page to the many secrets you will find on Ada Fagan’s website and in her blogs, on how to paint beautiful exciting paintings and become a famous renowned artist.

Art and fame: Free expresssion

Wild cosmos flowers

Fame in a crowd:

Your talent is just an expensive hobby if you don’t sell your work. Fame of some sort is necessary to be able to sell your work.      And fame seldom comes overnight because there are a great many artists out there and you are seen only within the crowd of artists. Therefore to be seen, your art has to stand out, be dramatic, unique and have great emotional impact.

On your own, it takes quite a bit of research, on which paintings sell and which don’t! But if you want to know quicker on how to compose exciting paintings and how to sell your talent effectively, in spite of the enormous diversity of artistic talent out there, just follow my website and blogs, there are so many secrets; tips and advice that can help you realize your ambitions.

Building an artistic reputation:

To start with, understand if you haven’t an affluent patron to promote you effectively or the right social connections, it takes a period time to build up a reputation. And very few artists sustain fame once they obtain some degree of acceptance.

Why, because it requires constant diligence to your ambitions. Been prepared and ready to take up challenges and hard work, even when inspiration’s mood eludes you. So you see success as an artist doesn’t come with faint hearts. It’s been in love with what you are doing that counts. Carrying an artistic vision beyond speculation, out into reality!

Gaining leadership in a crowd:

Have you ever noticed how successful people `sit in the front row’? Why do they do that? To start with they want to hear, see and know what is happening. They know more because they listen carefully and respond verbally when necessary. Therefore they are noticed because they participate.

People won’t know you or your talent if you sit back and `hide in the back row’. To be famous you have to be out there doing your thing publicly, so people can assess your talent for all it’s worth.

People only believe what you can do, if they can see what you do. So make sure your art you put out there, is of good quality, because in itself it’s your `advert’. You don’t want to damage your reputation. People stick by their first impressions!

Persistence in the face of opposition:

You need be resilient and have a thick skin when your work is criticized. Many a time you’ll feel like you could just give up …..but don’t.

First assess the situation and what those people really know about art. On the other hand they are the general public who know what appeals to them. Even that has to be considered, knowing everyone has different tastes.

So what, if you want to succeed, you have to press forward, believing in yourself and your talent until you make it. Any honest renowned artist will tell you not every painting is a success. Everyone makes mistakes and has bad days when nothing seems to go right. You can’t allow opposition and mistakes to set you back.

You need to be your own realistic critic. Each piece of art is different, so re-assessment each situation. Maybe you need to do further research to re-invent yourself and move on, before you can put your paintings up for sale again.

Business of art and fame:

Art isn’t all fun and games if you want to become famous. You may have outstanding talent, but you have to run it like a business, be economical, yet farsighted. Painting materials are costly. You have to watch costs, keep to schedules, and fine-tune your talent to the emotional demands of the public.

You have to be your own production manager, public relations and sales manager. Project the right image. Know how to sell your work and what sells a painting. Who your audience is, what their needs are. What are the present trends? What marketing platforms there are and how to get your work accepted. What to avoid and reject.

Personality & lifestyle of artists:

To the general public artists are weird! Why do artist seem so eccentric?    It’s because artists think, act and breathe art all the time. To capture a beautiful vision of what to paint, artists need to be sensitive to their surroundings and be observant to the emotional impact in mundane situations. Therefore it’s a spiritual and emotional experience and existence, an endless passion for colour and form in their lives.

Art and fame: Free expression

Winter stream

Art and fame is a way of life:

Once famous, people expect more and more of you. You have to live up to their expectations of you and your style of art. You have to produce more and more works of art. Want to know how to handle fame? Start by reading the ” Fame and Fortune” category. The first blog been “Want to become a famous artist?”