A starving artist is an artist who sacrifices material well-being in order to focus on their artwork. They typically live on minimum expenses because all of their DISPOSABLE income goes toward more art projects, supplies and all without a paycheck. This helps to understand the phrase " support your local artists"
Covid-19 made it easier for art buyers to identify with the financial stuggle of an artist. Without realizing it thousands of people experienced the financial existence an artists endures every day. An artist keeps working full time, creating and spending on more supplies, rents etc. with no paycheck at the end of the week That's the way it was before Covid and will be after
An artist participates at
Art shows in the park or street and must
pay $200 to $500 for that 10x10 art space for one weekend. Galleries also must charge artists wall rental plus commission fee and the Artist pays again just to be able to show their works. There is still no guaranteed paycheck.
Your artists are there for you on weekends and holidays struggling to live on the (ARTIST-19) every day non-income plan.They sometimes travel long distances with expenses.
ART IS PRICELESS
IT HAS VALUE WHEN the BUYER UNDERSTANDS THE JOURNEY of the ARTIST, ORIGINALITY of the ART, IMPORTANCE of VISUAL SENSATION and BEAUTY