Does it pay to specialise as an artist?
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Does it pay to specialise as an artist?

Does it pay to specialise as an artist?

Is it a case of Jack (or Jane) of all trades or should you dip your toes in many waters as an artist? At the beginning of my career it’s hard to know where you want to go as an artist, says Angela Sasser It can be a dilemma when you’re a professional artist: should you ‘box’ yourself and cater to a specific niche? Or does it pay to specialise? For some, a niche comes naturally – a life long obsession of the macabre or a love affair with fairies and unicorns. For others, there can be a pressure to stray away from an initial passion and try new things that don’t always not spark their imagination quite so rapidly. Subscription offer We spoke to a range of professional artists to ask their opinion on whether having a niche has been beneficial to their career, or being more flexible has earned them the work. Don’t force it “I feel like I need (and want) to specialise. Just gotta figure out what will snag my imagination and KEEP IT SNAGGED,” says Cris Griffin “Looking at some of the artists whose careers I covet, all of them advise specializing,” says Cris […]

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