Clint Watson, founder of FineArtStudioOnline (FASO) was recently interviewed by John Parks of American Artist magazine. The article, which will be featured in an upcoming issue of American Artist magazine, explores the "Do's and Don'ts of Artist Websites". The interview will feature some of the history behind FASO -- including Watson's efforts as an internet entrepreneur focusing on artist website services.
The American Artist interview with Clint Watson explores common mistakes that artists make when setting up an artist website, advice on promoting an artist website once it is up and running, and opinions about the various approaches an artist can take in regards to creating a personal website.
Commenting on the origin of FASO, Watson stated, "One of the artists I knew at the time, Kevin Macpherson, asked me to create a website for him. I initially said no because I didn't have the extra time in my schedule to serve as someone else's "webmaster." What I created instead, in my off time, was a system where he could build his own website by simply typing information into his web browser and uploading images right from his own computer." Watson added, "That initial system grew into FineArtStudioOnline (FASO) which is a turnkey artist website builder and online art marketing system. And that is the core of what we still do today."
The unedited version of the interview can be found at FineArtViews -- an art blog and e-newsletter founded by Clint Watson that focuses on art marketing. FineArtViews features articles by writers such as Moshe Mikanovsky, Lori Woodward, and Keith Bond.