The artist will create works of art with a number of different mediums, many artists specialise in different areas, such as landscapes, portraits, animals, abstract etc. Most artists work freelance therefore rates of pay and hours can vary enormously.
There is no defined careers route. Skills are more highly regarded, but art/design/graphic/illustration qualifications may help you with the skills you need as well as add validity to an application. Work on a portfolio top show prospect employers or clients.
- A strong creative flair
- Self motivation
- Determination and commitment
- Able to communicate ideas visually
- Good organisational skills
- Able to communicate effectively