The Rogue Artist Series Books

My books are an undisciplined, story-centric, off-beat, and honest approach to demystifying what it takes to become a full-time artist. It is designed to help you navigate the cluster fudge that is the art world. A decade ago, there was no guidebook to lead me away from the overcrowded and overly pompous art market toward success. These books are all about blazing your trail and creating your career as an artist instead of waiting around to be discovered.




I had no money, no supplies, no support, and no idea how to get started. What I did have, was this crazy new notion that if I just bumbled forward and kept going, I would figure things out. – Rafi Perez, The Rogue Artist’s Survival Guide

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The Rogue Artist® Podcast

We have two podcasts available on all podcast-listening platforms. One is the ever-popular “Artist Life With Rafi and Klee,” and the other is “The Rogue Artist Podcast,” where Rafi shares his random thoughts weekly on being an artist.

Listen to the latest rambles and art tips below.

Don’t Make Sense to Anyone but Yourself The Rogue Artist Podcast

I've seen many artists limit themselves because they believe their art has to make sense to others. They restrict their color palettes or stick to one subject matter, fearing that any deviation will confuse people. But here's the truth: your art is meant to be more significant than conforming to marketing norms. It's about self-expression and exploration.
  1. Don’t Make Sense to Anyone but Yourself
  2. Get More Done By Doing Less
  3. Be Your Own Biggest Artist Fan
  4. The Power Of True Freedom
  5. Mastering Time and Creativity

The book is chock full of honest and open-reflections by Rafi on his, and his wife Klee’s, art careers. I read the book (first read) last night and into this morning. I am going back into sections that I want to consider more deeply and carefully, this morning. Yeah, it’s that good. I think it’s […]

Ev Stanton

This book is the best artist book I’ve read in a very long time. Rafi Perez has a wonderful writing style…very warm and friendly, open and honest…like your best friend talking with you over lunch in your backyard. He’s encouraging and insightful, and he “gets” his audience. The information he provides is outstanding, and I […]

Rhonda J. Young

This book is loaded with encouragement and advice on adjusting the mindset to be a successful (and happy) artist.

Sam Reeves

At 65, being an old fart artist (a Fartist?) – I rarely purchase books anymore about being an artist because I figure if I don’t have a handle on it by now maybe I should look for other work. Rafi’s book was a surprising and refreshing exception to my line of thinking. It was delivered […]

Cathy Ralph

Rafi is an amazing human being. This is a great book for any creative. I can’t recommend this enough.


Books like this are extremely important. Artists with authority rarely give out any real information. I can only think of a couple of other artists that have produced anything of value when it comes to selling art or getting an art career up and going. Be very careful when selecting books that claim to teach […]

Chad M.

Rafi is a brilliant mind. His words are full of character, love, respect, and he truly cares about human beings. I enjoyed reading this book because it was an empowering book packed full of helpful information from his personal experiences. Most of Rafi’s experience and knowledge was very relatable.It helped me believe in myself a […]


I’ve been a fan of Rafi for about a year now, so this is review is terribly biased. Love the point of view of a fellow artist who is blunt and serious and sassy and kindhearted. It all shines through.The only thing I didn’t like was something the artist/author had no control over. I’ve listened […]

Honey Morrison

A must-have for any aspiring artist. In this book, Rafi insightfully covers all the emotions and self doubts we all experience when stepping out into the spotlight as professional artists. Full of advice and positivity from the get-go it is an excellent addition to any artist’s bookshelf.

Keri Shiells

Great inspiration for any artist! I needed to hear the encouragement this book provided, thank you for reiterating all the reasons to never give up and to persevere!

Melanie L