Ran across a great article on Medium by Deborah Christensen entitled “Am I an Artist?” that breaks the misconception that there’s some magical condition one must reach before rightfully calling themselves an artist.
Is there a difference between creating personal art and being an artist? Not one, according to Christensen.
In fact, greats like Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso and Gerogia O’Keefe didn’t aspire for the title of “artist,” nor did they care too much about pleasing their critics.
So in 2019, stop hiding your artistic talent for fear that you won’t be seen as a “real” artist, because, as Andy Warhol said:
“Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”