Choosing Painting art as a Career...

Jul 14, 2014 by

So you want to be an artist… is this a realistic career choice, or are you going to live in a cockroach-infested flat for the rest of your life, fulfilling the “starving artist” stereotype? In short, the odds of being a successful fine artist (someone who makes a living by creating original, one-off pieces of art) are against you — but some people do succeed. Though most of us are exposed to art only as paintings in galleries, art teachers, and hobby painters, there are many other options out there. Being a fine artist isn’t the only career option for artists. What Career Options are There for Artists? A career in art is not limited to being a painter of canvases which get framed and sold in a gallery. Behind every piece of art...

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