Is it important for an artist to stick to one style or should diversity reign?
I spent hours wondering how to promote myself. Before coming to a conclusion – I need direction!
Creating art was not the problem!
But while reading an article I was struck by this point –
Diverse art from one artist can be confusing for people.
Not a thought that had occurred to me!
I see the argument…
Who’ll recognise your style if your style keeps changing?
Now, put like that, it makes sense! Doesn’t it?
Do one thing…
do it lots…
and you’ll do it really, really well!
Focus on the art you’re good at and don’t worry about repeating yourself…
Well not too much, anyway.
Since first discussing this topic I’ve found a style…
But, like many artists, I still want to explore the new.
Along came another revelation…
You can have more than one body of work!
And there I was thinking it means everything you produce. 1 artist=1 body of work. Simple as that!
…naive I know. A downside of being self taught is you don’t always know what you need to learn. There’s no curriculum devised by experienced others. In other words you can miss out on some really obvious stuff!
But I digress…
The point is, I was restricting myself unnecessarily!
This revelation is now guiding my practice.
Focusing on One Style is the way to progress! You expand your skills and increase your depth of understanding.
But by working on a Series. There is scope to develop some diversity over time.
And it’s a tried and trusted format that serves most artists very well.