June 5, 2014


955_Limiting and Transforming Beliefs

Artists and Careers in Art

Limiting Beliefs

#1 You will be a starving artist.

#2 You will not be successful till you have died, and even then this is unlikely.

#3 You are a reclusive, uncommunicative person who generally stays inside.

#4 A lifetime of angst is a prerequisite to creating work that you and the world deem satisfactory.

#5 Galleries and artist agents make your career.

#6 Artists are afraid of sharing too much with other artists because they fear their originality will be stolen.

#7 Your artist statement has to be written in a way that doesn’t sound like yourself.

#8 Your art has to have a conceptual justification to make it worthy.

#9 The opinions of critics are extremely important to your career.

#10 Artists will always donate their art because they can easily make more.

Transforming Beliefs

#1 Artists, because they create something highly desirable, rare and authentic, can create rich, tremendously abundant lives.

#2 People are extremely interested and attracted to how and why you make art. They want to connect with you today. As a result of this connection they will buy your art.

#3 Artists are highly social and thrive in a supportive community of others who are passionate and creative.

#4 It takes only a moment to shift your thinking, which can catalyze a monumental, extraordinary change in your art.

#5 The artist is capable and responsible for generating their own following. If desired, because the artist prefers making art rather than selling it, she/he can utilize others to do so by giving them a commission.

#6 Originality is within everyone and cannot be taken away. This fact is demonstrated again and again by the making of Art.

#7 The artist’s statement is written by the artist about his/her work in the same, interesting way he or she speaks.

#8 Great inspiring Art is made, in many cases with no apparent initial plan or idea. That is why it is Art.

#9 The opinions of the artist are extremely important to her/his career.

#10 Artists understand giving something of extremely high value away for free undermines and lessens the value of previous and future work and rarely do so.

In truth, Nicholas

Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

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