Feeling worried that your art isn’t good enough? That it might not be sufficiently worthy to be deemed art?
There’s a reason for this and it has nothing to do with your talent.
In 2010 the National Gallery in London held 2,300 works in its collection. Of the roughly 750 artists represented, 10 were women.
For far too long women have been told our creative pursuits were quaint or a nice way for ‘ladies’ to pass the time. Anything but serious art.
But you know what’s glorious about living in 2019? You don’t need the National Gallery to establish yourself as an artist. You can build a following without the establishment behind you. You can reach the people who understand your work and who appreciate you.
Each time you post your art to your IG account and someone takes the time to like or comment, and each time you sell a picture, take a moment to appreciate what a change maker you are.
You might also send love to all the women who came before you. Women who fought the art establishment to open its doors and acknowledge that women too deserve to be celebrated on those large white walls that ought to celebrate us all.
Check out the #knowmyname campaign if you want to know more about women artists who haven’t been as celebrated as Picasso, Monet, Pollock, Michelangelo, Warhol or VanGogh…
And if you’d like support in sharing word of your work with the world, each Saturday we host #amplifyawoman on our IG account. If you’ve a business, a new project or piece of writing, some art work, or a social enterprise you’d like more people to know about, simply tag us in your post and we’ll add up to 10 posts to our story.