A Learning Phase

2013Article posted by Gilly

When two of my ‘mentors’ told me that they had not sold any paintings in recent exhibitions, it really brought home the dire situation for local artists at the moment. I’ve known Julie Silvester and Linda O’Brien for more than 15 years and they are both exceptionally talented artists, constantly selling their beautiful work and I’ve never heard of an exhibition where they have not sold at least one painting each. It is very sad, especially for those artists trying to make a living from their art. I’m fortunate in that I can remain a hobby artist and still paint for fun, but I really feel for my friends.

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