There is nothing more gratifying than producing a beautiful or interesting piece of art – except maybe sharing it with others.
So I do like to sell my art. After all what’s the point of it all sitting in my house.
At the same time I have a very strong belief that Original Fine Art should be affordable to every one. When pricing I take into account my time as well as materials, but I also take into account my feelings about the individual piece. Therefore if I love a piece very much (and this is often because the subject matter is dear to me) then I will place a higher value on it. This is in part to “compensate” myself for it’s “loss” should I sell it. At least half the time the piece is not only dear to me but also one that I feel is particularly well done or highly accomplished. I feel honored when some one loves a piece enough to take it home with them, wether I have made tons of money or only a little. I also feel that the real “worth” of a work of art only occurs when it is shared with others.