Some people thrive on criticism. The giving part, not the receiving part. Artists are a target for such characters, because artists are trying to communicate aesthetically and because they have put themselves in the spotlight, so to speak – they are easy targets. Don’t let the critics get you down.
Easier said than done.
Indie Artists Club is a new group on the web that is promoting outstandingly clever artists. These are artists who are not only clever enough to produce outstanding works of art, but additionally they are clever enough to promote their art into a method of supporting themselves.
Almost everyone is an artist in some way.
In order to understand and appreciate art (or even to create art, for that matter) you must understand one thing: it is a form of communication. The artist tries to communicate to the viewer, and if it is a good work of art, the artist’s technical skills are up to a point where the viewer understands the communication.