Networking is the key here. Get your contacts out, and start joining one to the other, who are strictly associated with your line of work. Get started by joining a group of artists, because this way you will get the idea how to distribute your work and target what places to place your art. It will also give you a view of what type of marketing plan you need to assemble.
Reel in attention and potential clients. You can do that by sending out press releases, and if you want to heighten awareness of your work, use the national publication, and with each article post pictures of your work.
Lots of people buy online, and what better way to market your work than to put it on a Web site solely dedicated to your work. You can save time and money by just sending out email featuring new work, which will ultimately create a following if that is what you lack at this stage.
There are always cafes and restaurants where you can display your work. A little exhibition of work can reel in people, who are there to just relax and unwind. It will be a perfect way to display your work to the public in a soothing environment.
Make yourself standout from the rest. If you are looking to display your work in an art gallery, always remember to choose that art gallery which will make your look different from other artists who have put up their work for the same purpose. Diversity will give you an edge over the other, and if you are good, you will have no problem in attracting attention.