Just you, your thoughts, and time. There are several types of art, and you may be better suited to it than you think. Creative and willing to explore? Click below to find out about your potential future as an artist.


Average Salary for a (Fine) Artist: $3,224 /Month

Average Salary Overall: $3,248 /Month

Average Working Hours (Weekly) for an Artist: Up to the artist, normally 50-60

Average Working Hours (Weekly) Overall: 48

Important School Subjects:

  • Art
  • Computing (artwork on computers)
  • English (promoting your artwork)

Are you:

  • Creative?
  • Visual?
  • Bold and imaginative?
  • A risk taker?

What you need to do:

  1. (Optional) Graduate from high school
  2. (Optional) Go to college/Uni for 4 years, get your Bachelors degree in Art
  3. Work on your portfolio, promote your work and/or sell commissions to get your name out
  4. Rinse and repeat

Famous Fine Artists


Banksy is a street graffiti artist that has made a name for himself. He was anonymous for a long time, making risky and controversial graffiti all over the UK. Banksy is British, from Bristol. He uses his artwork to send messages about war, love, politics, the modern world and other topics with which he is concerned. Above is a Banksy piece of artwork criticizing the modern youth’s need for online attention and obsession with social media. Learn more about Banksy and his art here.


The man. The myth. The legend. This is a painting of Leonardo Da Vinci, the historical genius and polymath. A maestro of art and science, this man painted iconic paintings like Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. He is synonymous with the phrase ‘great artist’ and is one of the first people that come to mind when you ask someone about famous artists. Learn more about Leonardo Da Vinci here.


August Rodin is a famous artist. He is known for his sculpting works, including the world famous ‘The Thinker’. He serves as a reminder that there is more to the fine arts than just painting. His sculptures are hand-made reminders of how realistic and thought-provoking art can be. Learn more about this great sculptor and artist here.

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