pittsburgh artist

Building an Art Career

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember, but it's only in the past few years that I have made the effort to start selling my work. I hope to not only sell my art, but to one day make a living from selling art full-time. 

Up until 2015 I have been working in careers that always left me feeling like my life was on hold. I enjoyed teaching and helping young minds develop their creativity, however the energy required to teach and know the names of over 100 different pupils meant there was very little energy left for me.

Since leaving a full-time job I have been able to dedicate my time to painting, building a website, developing a social media presence, and finally, selling my art. it's not easy and it takes a lot of work. My audience is still small but growth is steady and I hope that with continued effort I will be able to find the right clientele for my work. 

With this blog I will share the things that I have learned and the steps that I am taking in order to make my dream come true. Hopefully I may provide information to one day help other artists in achieving their creative visions and in not succumbing to the "starving artist" trope.