The secret to making a living as an artist is that there are no secrets. Artists find their own paths and each path is unique.
There are some qualities, however, that you must have. These include:
And … a willingness to learn, adapt, and grow.
It also helps to have a positive outlook, people skills, and a grateful heart.
Elizabeth St. Hilaire has all of these – in spades. I have always admired her business savvy and work ethic.
I was delighted to spend 3 days with her recently. During a hike together, where we talked mostly about art and business, I blurted, Hey! We should do a podcast while you’re here.
So we did.
In this podcast, Elizabeth breaks down where she generates income (teaching, licensing, art sales, books, and DVDs). She also outlines the various teaching models that are available to artists today.
Music: Rollercoaster by Red Fox Run. Used with permission.
About My GuestElizabeth St. Hilaire is a collage artist in the Orlando, Florida area. Her work highlights the extraordinary within the ordinary, focusing on intense and vibrant colors. Visit her website to see more of her art, read her blog, order her book, and find out where she will be teaching next.
What streams of income do you have in your art business that allow you to pay the bills each month?
What is your experience teaching art?