"Finally A book that deals with all the things, other than painting technique, that working artists need to deal with in their careers. This book will save you twenty years of learning lessons every artist needs to conduct a smooth and successful career. This book is a must for every working artist." B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air and Art Advocate Magazines "As artists we have chosen a truly unique life path. Contemplating why we do what we do in the context of our tradition is a vital part of our creative process. Vic offers advice and an insight to this life of an artist with great wisdom and compassion that is sure to inspire." Richard Schmid, artist, author and educator "Vic Riesau is a fascinating and unique artist. He differentiates himself by his boundless energy. In his thirty-year career he has learned the ins and outs of the art business. This book presents insights into the challenges confronting every artist in their career." Peter Adams, artist and President, California Art Club "From an art dealer's perspective, an artist's career is dependent on a host of factors that go beyond just the creative side of things. With his new book, Vic provides sage advice that will lead an artist to understand the many parameters required to have artistic and financial success." Maryvonne Leshe, Managing Partner Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale AZ & Jackson WY Vic Riesau is a Signature Member as both a painter and sculptor of the California Art Club and serves on its Board of Directors.