Fine Artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Fine or Craft artists create
handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles or other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine
artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than
for a functional one. Craft artists create artwork and other objects that are visually appealing. Most artists work with
their hands and must be good at manipulating tools and materials to create their art. This usually requires significant
skill in one or more art form. They must have active imaginations to develop new and original ideas for their work.
A majority of fine artists work independently, either commissioned by clients or on their own initiative, to create
artistic works. They sell their works to museums, art galleries or directly to customers, based on talents and
reputations built in the market.
Fine Artists develop creative ideas or new methods for making art and Create sketches, templates, or models to
guide their work. They select which materials to use on the basis of color, texture, strength, and other qualities,
Process materials, often by shaping, joining, or cutting and Use visual elements, such as composition, color, space,
and perspective, to produce desired artistic effects. Fine artist works as Cartoonist, Ceramic Artist, Fiber artist, Fine
art painter, furniture maker, sculptors etc.
Most Craft Artists are self-employed, while others are employed in various private sector industries or by the
government. Many work in private studios in their homes. Some share studio space, where they also may exhibit
Studios are usually well-lit and ventilated. However, artists may be exposed to fumes from glue, paint, ink, and other
materials. They may also have to deal with dust or other residue from filings, splattered paint, or spilled cleaners and
other fluids. Part-time and variable work schedules are common for artists of all kinds. Many also hold another job in
addition to their work as a craft artist. During busy periods, they may work overtime to meet deadlines.
Entry Level Education
While formal qualifications may not be necessary to get started as a fine artist, most people in this profession
acquire an Academic or Technical Training background in Fine Arts or related area.