By Elizabeth Robbins
Why do some people get picked up by galleries and others don’t?
I recently participated in a discussion about what it takes to be a professional artist.
Was it just talent that separates us?
Was it great marketing?
My response to the audience was that I knew there were people in the audience that had more talent than some of us on the stage. So what, if any, were the differences between those sitting on the stage and those in the audience?
First and foremost, artists are a tribe. We think alike, we “get” each other and tend to gravitate toward other creatives. I find myself most comfortable among other creatives, but aren’t we all artists in some fashion?
Every human has the spark of creativity in them, so what makes one person become a professional artist making a living from their artwork and another person unable to make that jump to “professional.”
Here are the seven commonalities that I have found among the artists that I film for educational videos:
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