Successful Self-Representing Artist Makes It BIG!
Non-Starving, Self-Taught & Self-Representing Artist Michel Keck
Keck eschewed the traditional gallery-representation route and concentrated on propelling herself forward via her own self-promotion efforts. Today Keck is considered to be one of if not the most successful self-representing artist online. In less than two years time, Keck became one of the most popular and top-selling self-representing artists on eBay. Keck reached platinum powerseller status for her online art sales on eBay; a large feat only a small few self-representing artists have ever achieved. Keck's average monthly art sales were in excess of $20,000+ with her record month hitting over $42,000 in art sales. As the caliber of collectors and artists on eBay started to decline in 2006 Keck made the decision to follow the lead of a few other successful eBay artists before her. That lead was to discontinue the sales of her original works via eBay which she did at the end of 2006.
In 2006 Keck successfully opened her own online art gallery www.michelkeck.com as well as her own fine art publishing company. She continued to publish her own works until 2014 when she partnered with a giclee publishing company that has been creating fine art giclees for the art world for the past 30 years.
Keck continues to pave the way for self-representating artists world-wide. Recently noted as "a big mover and shaker in the international online art world" by gallery owners Linda Dorman and Tom Torleumke of Uncle Freddy's Gallery, Keck receives countless numbers of emails each month from artists around the world asking her for assistance in marketing their art.
Keck's original paintings and fine art giclee prints hang in both private and corporate art collections in over 16 countries world-wide! Beginning in 2007 Keck stepped outside of her 'online comfort zone' and began promoting her works offline as well. She spent the better part of 2007 to 2009 exhibiting her original works of art away from the confines of the internet to meet her art collectors face to face. In under two years time Keck has exhibited her original paintings at juried art exhibitions and festivals in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Indianapolis, High Point, Pittsburgh, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas.
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