Art is one of the best parts of your life...are you ready to make it your living?
Whether you are an art student, an aspiring artist or a longtime hobbyist, Margaret Peot offers experienced advice and empowerment for taking that next step. Chapter by chapter, she'll help you map out a personalized route toward the creative life of your dreams. Get real-world advice on everything from bidding on jobs and promoting yourself to filing taxes and getting health insurance. Worksheets help you refine your goals, price your work with confidence, write an artist's statement and more.
Interviews with successful artists in a range of professions reveal how they "made it," complete with advice on how you can, too. In a world where artists are stereotyped as struggling and starving, this upbeat, down-to-earth guide will help you shape your goals, identify opportunities and earn a productive, joyful living with your artwork. Embrace your passion and shape your every day into a work of art!
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About the Author
Margaret Peot is a painter, printmaker and writer who has made her living as a freelance artist for more than 20 years in New York City. She’s has worked with Broadway ( The Lion King , Wicked , Shrek the Musical , Spamalot ), dance (San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker , The Feld Ballet), television (Siegfried and Roy Special), film ( Bram Stoker’s Dracula , Coen Brothers The Naked Man ) and the circus (Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey, Big Apple Circus). Margaret taught costume painting at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has worked on murals for public spaces including the California Science Center, a Gaudi-themed restaurant in Tokyo and many private residences. Visit her website at www.MargaretPeot.com. Peot lives in New York City.