want to be a successful artist? work hard and don’t compare yourself to others, never settle, and become a “product”, keep your ego in check, respect others opinion of your art ( be happy they stopped to see your “life on canvas”). be bold, be true, stay focused, and do not get discouraged, the money will come when the heart is in it. Others will have an experience with your art, when your life experience and your love is expressed through your talent. Always take risks, don’t beat yourself up when you are not able to paint, because of life’s demands or financial woes. you are a gift to the world, and with that title you have a duty to keep the world educated of the beauty that is all around us. Most of all to be a successful artist…. know that you are already a success because you are a part of a tribe made out of love, and one made out of a desire to capture that beauty for others.