Like every other type of artist, painters also want to be famous. Fame brings many benefits with it. When you are famous, it means that people love what you do and want to see you continue your work. Other artists see you as a role model and it also gives your work meaning.
Fame also brings money with it. And when you are getting so much money for your art, it means that you can continue what you love to do. You won’t have to do any other job just to earn some money.
How to Become a Famous Painter
Most of the painters want to know different ways on how to become a famous painter. It is not very easy. Sometimes, it even takes a lifetime for a painter to become famous. Some people are lucky that they become famous overnight but some people have to work really hard for it. They take so many years to become famous.
Do not be sad just because I said it takes a lot of time to become famous. We are lucky that we live in a modern world. Everything is possible here if you are willing to work hard for it. Some people think that only a few lucky ones can become famous and work of other artists always stay unnoticed.
But, I do not believe in this theory. I think that hard work and luck are two separate paths towards your goal. If you cannot reach your destination by your luck, then you will always have the option of hard work. Work hard and you will definitely achieve your goal.
Here are a few steps that will help you to become famous:
Produce high quality of art work
The first step is definitely the quality of your work. The quality of your paintings will determine whether you are eligible for fame or not. If your work is of high quality, then it would never go unnoticed. People will like it and appreciate it.
If you have produced a single piece of art, do not consider yourself as a painter. A good painter is the one who consistently produces art work so that he can show his creations to other people. It is obvious that even if you have the ability to produce high-quality work, but you do not show it to people then you won’t be able to become famous.
If painting is your hobby and you do not do it regularly, then forget about becoming famous. Once you start putting your time and effort into this, only then you will start noticing the results.
Never think that you know it all because this attitude will inhibit your talent growth. If you want to become a successful painter, then your work should definitely be better than the work of other average painters.
To make your work better, you need to study, to learn more and more about painting. I would suggest you enroll in an art school to learn new techniques and acquire new knowledge about your field.
An art school polishes your skills and helps you control your weaknesses and use your strengths. Try to be creative as much as you can. Learn a new thing every day. It may be a new technique or something that can change your way of thinking etc.
Independent study can also help you but still, I would suggest you join an art school so that you can learn the history of art and different theories about it. It will broaden your horizon.
Market yourself and your work
Marketing yourself and your work is really important if you want to become a famous painter. Gone are the days when marketing something was difficult. Today, due to technology, it has become much easier.
But still, you should know the art of marketing because it is also not as easy as it sounds. This is an age of computers so you should also maintain a proper online presence. It can be a fun activity but sometimes it also becomes frustrating. But, when it does, don’t lose hope.
Start by making a social media page or profile on which you can promote your paintings. Famous social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram has made many artists famous. And you can be one of them too if you know how to use these tools for promotion.
You can also sell your art on social media if you want. It will promote your work and apart from that, you will also be able to make some money through it.
Apart from having a strong social media presence, you should also want to create a website to share your art with the world. Consider participating in different events that are for artists. Also, showcase your art work in different art galleries. It will help you to reach people who love art.
At the end, I would say that do what you love, put your energy and efforts into it, and forget about the rest because if you do something with passion, then money and fame will chase you. You don’t have to chase them.
Create art to express yourself not only to become famous. Enjoy what you do and live your life happily because, at the end, it is all that matters.
Here is a quick video that will help you improve your painting: