6 Art Prints Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a art prints business:

1. Station 16 Editions / S16 ($4.2M/year)

Adam Vieira (from Montreal, Quebec, Canada) started Station 16 Editions / S16 about 10 years ago.

$350K / month
2 founders / 10 employees
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Case Study

Hi, my name is Adam Vieira, and I’m the creative director for Station 16 Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Montreal heavily influenced by graffiti and street art.

We showcase original art, sculptures, and works on paper, which changes every month, sometimes every week. We also launch a new limited edition silkscreen print every month with international artists.


2. Goober Prints ($79.2K/year)

With a full-time job, a baby at home, and a thriving side hustle, Troy Parker was becoming a master juggler. He was excited about the growth of his Etsy shop, Goober Prints, but was beginning to reach the ceiling of his own capacity. Troy specializes in fun, quirky, customizable direct-to-garment…

$6.6K / month
1 founders / employees

Case Study

Troy Parker is the founder of an Etsy shop selling customizable garments for both humans and pets. He specializes in fun & weird customized garment & accessory printing.

Goober Prints had a breakthrough year in 2020, increasing total sales to $80,000 from just under $10,000 in 2019. In 2020 he sold around 4000 items in total and this gave him a boost to turn his side hustle into a full-time business.


Read the full article on sidehustlenation.com ➜

Learn more about starting an art prints business:

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-> How much does it cost to start an art prints business?
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5. Custom Pet Portraits by Tiffany Dnaka ($14.4K/year)

Tiffany Dnaka (from Dana Point, CA, USA) started Custom Pet Portraits by Tiffany Dnaka over 3 years ago.

$1.2K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi pet lovers, my name is Tiffany, owner, and founder of Custom Pet Portraits by Tiffany Dnaka. I turn your pets into custom watercolor artwork.

This year, my goal will be to focus on scaling my brand. To accomplish this, I plan to team up with celebrities and influencers who align with my brand's mission of helping dogs in need.


6. Iris Scott Fine Arts ($1M/year)

Iris Scott wants to inject a little bit of joy into the world with her exuberant, literally hand-painted works.

Iris Scott (from New York, NY, USA) started Iris Scott Fine Arts over 12 years ago.

$83.3K / month
1 founders / employees

Case Study

Iris Scott is a finger painting artist who makes a living from this unique art form. The Brooklyn artist is renowned for her impressionistic works in psychedelic colors depicting the natural world.

It was a revelation for her when one day, she decided to finish one of her oil paintings with her fingertips rather than using brushes. This opened a new door for her artistic expression, and her choice altered her career.

After studying at the Accademia Italiana in Florence, Iris moved to a tiny apartment in Taiwan, from where she first launched her painting career before finally moving to New York.

Developing a social media following has proven to be a successful strategy for self-promotion. She currently has 346K fans on Facebook, and her Instagram has 241K followers.

Iris has been able to cross the $1 million revenue/year mark as an independent creative artist by selling her artwork and through business partnerships.


Read the full story on forbes.com ➜

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