How to Get From Backyard Painter to World Renowned

I enjoy painting. I have painted for years, be it a simple painting or an entire home. When I became a mom, I was able to channel my love for painting into a career. This allowed me to work from home and still contribute an income to my family. I have gained some notoriety with my work, and know that many artists just want to be recognized. It can be hard starting out as a backyard painter and working towards becoming world renowned.

 
You Have To Start Somewhere
If you want to become a famous artist, you have to start somewhere. Begin painting for friends and loved ones, showing off your work online. Social media is a strong tool and you can easily see your work shared from state to state, even in other countries! By showing off your work, you are able to bring in more clients which can only help to build your business.

 
When you really want to get noticed, try having your work showcased in an art gallery. It would be best to do this in a big city where you might be noticed by a big time art gallery or critic. Be aware that the art industry is fickle and you may be rejected many times before you finally get your big break. Art is interoperated differently, so not everyone will like your work. But don’t give up! Find a small gallery to feature your work, then spread the word! Go on social media and talk about the event, inviting everyone you know including the critics and anyone else you can think of!

 
Social Media
Social media is a strong tool that can be used to your advantage. Create pages for your business, with social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Gain followers so that you can gain recognition. When you have events such as an art gallery showing, you can then use your social media sites to announce the event, post pictures from the event, and boast your work. This is a great way to get noticed.

 
Be persistent. It is very rare for an artist to be accepted and popularized overnight. It takes hard work and dedication. You are doing something you love, so never forget that. It can be easy to become caught up in the hype of being popular in the art world that you forget why you love to paint, and your gift can become lost in the shuffle. Be happy with what you do and the popularity will come along naturally.


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