|Posted by Anna Belleforte on October 16, 2017 at 6:40 AM|
All installed for Kunstmoment in Diepenheim – the 10-day art event showing loads of artists’ work at various village locations. I love exhibiting where the owner of a place loves the work (my Irrealities series). She’s one of those genuine souls who I think likes to feel a connection with the artist she’s inviting in, appreciates the affordability of the art and gets that art can be fun and uplifting.
Since after this I’m taking a break from showing for a bit, to focus on producing a new series, it got me thinking about what it means to be a professional artist. And voila, the internet gives some great answers. This article outlines some basic truths: https://skinnyartist.com/9-warning-signs-of-an-amateur-artist/ Being creative takes work: hours, discipline, brain-exercising, long-term commitment, marketing tasks and an understanding that your art is never perfect and you’ll never stop learning, but that you keep making because you need to be true to yourself.