Painting as a business....
By hugosmithoriginals, Dec 31 2018 01:58PM
I have worked in business for 25 years. Working from the bottom up to a Director level position, I have been fortunate to work with some great people. I still have my day job, and I love it. I work in a customer driven environment and I totally believe in putting the customer first. Exceeding expectations rather than simply meeting them. We look after our customers and develop our services to meet their needs.
About 7 years ago I decided to pour my efforts into something that could create my own business opportunity.
I wanted to produce something of value. I wanted to show my kids that creativity is as important as learning. I wanted to show that hard work, and effort could lead to building a brand and a market that understands you.
I have always loved art, loved the creative process. I get it. I started to create some pieces and started to develop a platform to share with people. I jumped on the social media carousel with this website, twitter, facebook and Instagram and taught myself a few tricks along the way. I don't have the formal art education, I don't know the language and I probably don't have the depth to communicate with art aristocracy, but I know what I like. And I think that is what is important. I haven't learned a technique, or studied a curriculum to tell me what I like. My school didn't encourage me to paint. I don't have a scene to support me. I work hard in my studio, and I try to share content with those that are interested.
So, I set about building the business. 7 years on, I have delivered some decent numbers. Sales have been steady and interaction through social media has been building organically over the period. I now want to reach more people through an increase in activity and content creation to share with all those who are interested in my work.
Please share this blog and help me reach out to your friends and family.
Hugs from Hugo