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Artist Worth Mentioning: Mary Telfer Holden

Mary Telfer Holden Vibrant Lilies PaintingAre you looking for some beautiful floral art? I found some painted by Mary Telfer Holden. In addition to her floral art, Mary teaches art classes on the “The Business of Art”. An animal lover, Mary has contributed some of her art to various charities including veterinary hospitals and shelters. Since she is so busy,Mary Telfer Holden bio Pic many have asked Mary how she manages to get so much accomplished. “ I suppose it has much to do with the work being something I love”, she responds. “It was while earning my Bachelor’s of Fine Art in painting at Northern Illinois University that I developed a passion for creating large floral paintings in watercolor or oil.” Mary’s work has been featured in a number of publications including, Northwest Herald, on April 5, 2007 By Geneva White. Visit her blog to find out her latest works.

Mary Telfer Holden Red Flower Painting

 

I spoke with Mary on the phone. She was very quick about returning my call and an absolute pleasure to speak with. Do want to learn more about the business of art? You can contact Mary by visiting her blog : )

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Gotta Do What You Wanna Do

We all have something we are each good at and that we enjoy doing; whether that is cooking, sport, art… Unfortunately not everyone has the chance to make a living doing just what they enjoy most, either because your skill is in a niche market, or because you are still working up to the ‘big time’.

So if you are an artist trying to make it big and you love painting, sculpting or designing but you aren’t yet in a position to make a living from it, you’re not alone. The artists who have to work on advertising posters to pay their bills during their start up are in good company amongst the writers who have to do data entry work and the actors who have to star in commercials before making it to the big screen.

It’s also been said that one of the most famous car manufacturers, Ferrari, make a loss on their cars, and make their real profits from their merchandise, even though the heart and soul of their company is out on the race track, they still have to pay the bills too.

So if you have to work on a few ad campaigns to give you the finding to live your life and finance your art, think of it as a chance to broaden your experiences, meet new people and not just to pay the bills. After all, you never know which ad agency needs a new piece of wall art for their office or which advertising model is searching for a unique art print for their home renovation.

So to do what you wanna do, you’ve often gotta do things which don’t excite you quite as much as your driving passion, but you’re not alone. While Confucius famously said ‘Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life’, you will most likely have to do a job you don’t like so much, to give you the funds to pursue the job you do love, but when you have found a job or an art which you love, you will not only have the passion to pursue it, but also the financial backing. Best Wishes!

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New to the ‘Art World’ and looking for assistance? Let The Art Store help!

Find useful information on a bunch of different art accessories and how to use them. Designed to be a tool for artists or aspiring artists. The info in this page is excerpts from different art related books that can be purchased.

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