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Artists

Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.

Tasks

  • Conceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition
  • Selects appropriate materials, medium and method
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes
  • Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc.
  • Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed
  • Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks
  • Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations
  • Markets and sells finished work directly to customers
  • Produces works on commission basis for clients.

Entry Requirements

No specific academic qualifications are required although a variety of vocational qualifications, degrees and postgraduate courses are available. Entry can be based upon portfolio work.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £29,000 per annum and can progress up to £31,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 4,046 employed Artists in the region.

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