I Want To Be An Artist But I Stop Myself

I like so many of you have been drawing since I can remember, it's the only thing I feel compelled to do, it's the only thing would enjoy doing for the rest of my life. I have a folder full of drawings and a room full of canvases ready to be seen.
I have had a few exhibitions but only small little local things with other peoples art on sale too.
People always say I should get out an approach galleries and ask them about selling my art but I'm scared, I'm a bit of a recluse you could say and my communication skills wouldn't be all that great. I want to sell my art and live from it but maybe I can't. People around me say art is a luxury item, that you need another job on the side. I have a friend that is a an artist and he had part time jobs until he had established himself and now he is a full time artist.

Maybe that's what I should do...
iamnotmad iamnotmad
22-25, F
1 Response Jan 17, 2013

Yes, I think you should do that. Be brave; many artists aren't comfortable with convention and logistics like communication skills - that's probably what makes them artists. Art curators should be used to this. You have articulated a pure dream, a wish from you heart, and that is a sacred thing. I know, because I have that same wish, and only now, at 29, am nurturing it. I have known the absence of this dream, and it was as if my life went from dazzling, shimmering, living colours to grey alone.