By Arts and Cash

An art portfolio reflects the artist’s vision and represents his or her technical and artistic skills. The artist’s understanding of the technical aspects as well as the business and the seriousness of art are judged through the portfolio. Thus, the portfolio of an artist plays an essential role in deciding the success of the artist and evaluating the business. An impressive art portfolio can ensure the acceptance by renowned art colleges and win scholarships for the artist.

In order to develop an interesting art portfolio, an artist should maintain a diversity of illustrated subjects. The work may represent independent projects, classroom assignments, or selected pieces from a sketchbook. They could be displayed through any medium, such as watercolors, pastels, photographs, or oil. Although submission of a minimum of ten pieces of art work is recommended by most of the prestigious art colleges, it is essential not to compromise the quality of the work.

Apart from maintaining diversity to ensure the right impression, art portfolios must be clear and properly organized. The artist should ensure that the paintings are well dried, before including them in the portfolio. They need to be labeled properly, including the name and address of the artist.

Only the best work of the artist, presented and organized professionally, can ensure an impressive art portfolio. There has to be continuity in the flow of the artist?s vision. The portfolio needs to have a proper introduction, thanking all the reviewers and discussing the artist and the work. Prior knowledge about the gallery and the kind of art it represents can also help in ensuring a proper portfolio. The creation and the presentation of a portfolio help the artist to reach a wider audience and potential customers.

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