Visual arts and craft professionals conceptualise creative projects and produce two or three-dimensional expressions that communicate their ideas or feelings. They use a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, carving, sculpting, modelling, printmaking, video, or multimedia.
Work is at art studios or workshops, which could be in the artists' own home. Long hours can be expected when meeting deadlines, and travel for promotional tours can be expected.
Suits creative people with expertise in one or more forms or mediums of art, who are motivated to express ideas and share their own vision with the public. A good general knowledge of art history and skills in self-promotion, networking, marketing and social media are all helpful.
Formal qualifications in fine art, creative arts or another specialist field can develop your skills, enable you to make useful contacts and provide an opportunity to exhibit your art.
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Membership with the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) may be useful.