Getting started in the art world as a new artist can be intimidating. Artists are essentially entrepreneurs, not just producing original art, but also in charge of all of the business transactions involved with selling their own art work. For a new artist, it can be tough to break into the field.
Some artists also find it difficult to sell their own work because it is so personal for them. However, if you plan to make art a career choice, then you need to get over that obstacle very fast. As a gallery owner, I see new artists on almost a daily basis, and there are several tips that I recommend to them when they are getting started.