When I started painting I had no idea I would succeed as an artist. All I knew is that I had a burning desire in me - a fire that water couldn't put out.
My journey has been long and hard. I have faced many trials and tribulations throughout my career and learn more everyday about what it means to be an artist. I have compiled a list of five points that I think stand out the most, based on my experience, with regards to how to succeed in such a saturated industry:
1. Having a passion for what you do is mandatory for every profession . It is the first key to succeed in what you do and as an artist, it means experimenting with different colors, materials and techniques. Passion to me is what keeps you going even in the face of adversity. This involves sticking to your guns and doing what you love no matter what other say. You may hear the ones around you telling you over and over again, "You're wasting your time" and "Do something more productive with your time". Regardless of the harsh criticism it is of utmost important to press-forward.