I’ve been a practicing artist for over twenty years. My sole income is earned from my art business. (I teach classes to both kids and adults while scheduling time to create new works and build my career. ) When I made the decision to be a career artist I was rather naive as to how tough it would be, and I’ve had to sacrifice some of the finer things in life. I wear many hats: entrepreneur, business owner, teacher, sales person, – and creative!
I’m an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and other artist groups. My studio has been featured on TV and in various newspapers. Many will think I’ve achieved “success” – and in many ways, I have! I’ve gained recognition within my own community but I still strive to be acknowledged in the “art world” – an almost impossible feat, it seems.
I wrote this book to gain clarity as to what I could do now – with the skills I already possess – to advance my career. I analyzed my skills set, wrote out my goals and created a checklist how to move forward. I put all that information into a book and thought other artists would benefit from the resources and information it contains.