• Fine Artist Job Description

    A fine artist is a person who creates beautiful objects such as paintings, sculptures or drawings. A fine artist creates art for the art’s own sake, and not for its usefulness.

    A fine artist should be enthusiastic, perceptive, imaginative, creative, expressive and self-motivated, and have a natural ability to draw, paint or sculpt. They should have networking skills and strong business acumen to promote and market their artworks, if they are self employed.

    Pursue a career in fine art if you are creative and expressive, and can work with your hands to create beautiful things that are original to yourself.
  • What does a Fine Artist do?

    Fine artists may do some or all of the following:

    • source for materials to create artistic objects
    • create artistic objects by drawing, painting, carving or other means
    • promote their artworks and persuade galleries to display them
    • plan and set up art exhibitions
    • attend art galleries and exhibitions
    • network to find clients/customers
    • negotiate with potential buyers and sell their artworks
    • conduct research to increase their knowledge
    • teach fine art in schools
  • Where does a Fine Artist work?
  • Working Conditions

    Most fine artists work on a freelance basis and set their own working hours. They work in art workshops/studios, at home or anywhere they feel relaxed to work. They may travel to attend art exhibitions, conferences or seminars.

  • What is Required to Become a Fine Artist?

    There are no educational requirements to become a fine artist, as all you’ll need is artistic talent, but getting a formal education in fine art is very helpful. To teach fine art in schools, you will need to have a bachelor’s degree in fine art or a similar discipline.

  • Modules
  • Specializations
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

    Fine artists need to have:

    • patience
    • determination
    • self motivation
    • discipline
    • imagination and creativity
    • manual dexterity
    • physical stamina
    • good eyesight
    • good attention to detail
    • good hand-eye co-ordination
    • good judgement
    • good communication skills
    • negotiating and business management skills
    • the ability and willingness to work alone
    • the ability to improvise
    • the ability to use color
    • knowledge of art history
    • knowledge of the art industry
    • knowledge of drawing, painting, sculpting or printmaking


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