Is art your full time job?
Yes it is. This does not by any means mean I get to paint all the time though. A career in art has to be very flexible and varied, and find it’s income in a lot of different places. My primary income is through sales through my website www.fairiesandfantasy.com, and much of my time is spent simply filling orders, packing and shipping, maintaining the website and answering emails. I can often go weeks without time to paint between other business duties such as order filling, networking and negotiations for licensing products, account keeping, advertising, product development and design and so on. I even have some employees to help me now, and am still busy busy!
Needless to say, the favourite part of my job is still painting. That, and receiving samples of the cool products that manufacturers have licensed my art for!