Make sure that your name is so important, as a visual artist, that Google would be embarrassed not to have your name come up on page one when it’s searched for.
Think about it, if someone searches for Rolex, it would be embarrassing if Google didn’t deliver rolex.com on page one.
These examples are what we call “branded” keyword searches, as opposed to “generic” keyword searches. The good news is that if you share your art online with even a half-decent website or blog, chances are that you will rank well for your name, unless you have a really common name or there happens to be another “famous” person with the same name.
Branded keywords convert to sales at a much higher rate than non-branded keywords.
Make your artwork and hence, your name, so important as a visual artist, that Google would be embarrassed not to have your name come up when searched for, especially in the context of art.
Here are a couple of links where you can submit your art and get started making your name!
http://www.jesterjacquesgallery.co.uk – they are always taking new artists to promote via their blog or sell via their online shop
http://www.artpromotivate.com/ – they are always featuring artists on their site!