Money on paint and a canvas is money better spent in an artist’s mind who only feels alive if they can bring a vision to light. An artist who can’t operate in their gifting might as well be dead to the world as far as they’re concerned.
With this being said, there are plenty of artists out there that make ridiculous amounts of money. Maybe it’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time, knowing the right people, or just steadfast perseverance. Whatever the magic formula is, every artist is itching to get the remedy.
Here are things you need to do to avoid being a starving artist.
Develop Unyielding Discipline
Though success as an artist is an even mixture of all said above-connections, fate, and perseverance, you must have a strong work ethic as an artist if you want to have money. Life is full of complications and distractions, but if you make due with what you’re given, you’ll find a way to get done what needs to get done in the time that you have to get it done.
There is no messing around if you’re passionate about what you do. Start each day with your discipline and then get to the things that are luxuries in life like movies and facebook. An artist who stays focused is an artist who is always learning, developing their craft, and excelling far above others.
The question may come down to whether you’re a literal starving artist or not. Are you struggling to buy food? What’s the reason? Have you done everything in your power to survive and you’re getting by on crumbs? You’ll have to evaluate your life and your expenses.
You won’t be a starving artist if you’re spending the money you have now properly. Invest wisely. If you’re already doing these things, keep it up.
Be Persistent and Meet People
You never know who is going to be that golden ticket to a successful life. Park West Gallery features hundreds of artists who have been in the same boat as you. Those people were persistent to keep on keepin on and they put their work in the hands of people until someone took them for what they were worth. A starving artist is a mindset. You have the power to overcome anything. Take the circumstances into your own hands and make it happen. You’re good at that, remember?