SHEILA WOLK'S assorted products and more in my store :-)
Yes I am taken very seriously in the world of fine arts. It's not just the medium, or technique, or ideas, separately... It’s the entire all-encompassing scope as the creator to relay my message that's in my minds eye.
Once that is done, the audience is the visual owner at that point; the painting (interpretively) belongs to the world. The spectator can see what they want to see. You can put 10 people in front of the same painting and they will all interpret that painting differently; their imaginations take over where the painter has left off. If there is an emotion struck by the audience, then my job as an artist and creator is well done.
This is very hard work, and then to know the business end to the arts is the second accomplishment to success. The Contracts, the Licensing, the Publishing, the Marketing, the PR, the communication skills, the meetings, all must also be understood and applied to everyday living as well.
All this is inclusive in what I do to survive as an independent artist.
I am grateful that the public journeys into the fantasy world I am painting. The fan mails I receive of so many stories telling me of happenings in their lives or souls when they looked into one of my paintings are an amazing reward to all my hard work! That's when I realize I am an accepted artist. The public has been touched by emotions, through my emotions in each piece.
Below is a quick visual of what is in my store for sale. When contracting with many wonderful companies, I get samples of those products being manufactured which I have collected in storage rooms. So now many are being sold to make new space for new things.