There it is …it is always an odd thing to say …. I find it a strange description of my working life. Artist, it has glamour an exotic feel that mostly other trades do not. This is in my opinion definitely a trade, and I can hear the screams “what about vocation”! Absolutely …you need vocation as well as talent, hard work and luck but that applies to many jobs there’s nothing special about art in that respect An artists need skills that other trades will recognize such as project management, versatility, research customer relations budget handling . If you don’t have these skills you need to buy them in or work with people who do have them.
There is a saying in the profession that art is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration it’s pretty accurate so I’m an artist Hi .. oh and I love my work please enjoy my site