Portrait of a Professional Artist Finalists Posted


Professional Artist, the only business magazine for visual artists, recently went in search of images that represent our readers, as professional artists, during our inaugural Portrait of a Professional Artist call, part of Professional Artist Month.

We loved getting a glimpse into the images that resonate with you and serve as metaphors for your hectic, multitasked, wonderful and creative lives. Out of about 150 entries, here is our top pick: Brandon Douglas. Mr. Douglas will be published in the October/November 2014 issue of Professional Artist magazine. See his entry below.

The top 22 finalists are now posted on our Facebook page!

Thanks to all who entered!

Portrait of a Professional Artist top pick: Brandon Douglas (BrandonDouglas.net)

My most recent self portrait captures what it is to me to be a professional artist. In the image I am portrayed doing many things at once, a nod to the constant balancing of time. I feel that is the one thing I continually wish for in life is more hours in a day. I’ve portrayed myself working on the portrait of my wife. She is my rock and inspiration and this is just one more way I can spend time with her. I feel this piece shows not only my struggle to create, but my passion as well.