Whoo hoo! This past May I entered an online gallery competition for Animal Art. On June 1, the winners were announced (congrats to all artists!) - and I won a special merit blue ribbon award for my painting 'Tude. It was an international competition with over 900 artists entering from all over the world. **WHOA**
This year I am really working hard to market my art through artist competitions and gallery showings. So far, 2016 has paid off with a successful show in May, and now an award.
I've been wanting to be a professional full time artist for as long as I can remember, but it takes work. Painting is the fun part, it's everything else (like marketing and representing yourself) that takes dedication. But, I'm so ready for it!