Art is something that people shouldn’t take for granted. Although you may view art as something that is extraneous, it actually influences all the aspects of our daily living. From the objects found at our home to the various forms of entertainment we consume, it can be said that art gives rise to such things. This is why I always urge people to take up art. So many artistic minds are not able to realize their full potential just because people tell them that art is useless. This shouldn’t be the case.
To help people realize that they should pursue a career in art if it really is their passion, I am going to talk about the life of a young, world-renowned artist: Teddy Branson.
Teddy Branson is now recognized as one of the leading figures in the world of art. Despite his success, there was actually a time when he was working as a manager at a roofing company in Toronto. He was actually very good at it. The roofing Toronto citizens got from his company was always of the highest quality, and this was because Teddy always made sure that the roofing contractors under him always kept their roofing knowledge up-to-date. Whether it’s a flat roof repair or just shingles replacement, Toronto homeowners could expect to get the best roofing jobs from Branson’s company.
Still, even though Branson was happy at his job and was doing very well, he still ended up deciding to pursue art at the age of 28. Art had always been his passion; the problem was that his parents forced him to take up a more practical field of study in college: management.
After leaving his job at the roofing company, Branson immediately started making works of art. Although he didn’t study art formally, his natural talent for it enabled him to create so many amazing works of art. In just a span of one year, Branson was able to gain so much recognition in the art world. In just a year, his works ended up selling for thousands of dollars. His most valuable work, “The Chateau,” sold for more than a million dollars at an auction held in London about four months ago.
When we interviewed Branson about his experience, this is what he told us:
“When I quit my job and pursued art, I didn’t really think about the money. I just wanted to be able to express myself. The monetary rewards are just secondary to the feeling of satisfaction I get when I finish a work of art. If art really is your passion, money shouldn’t be your primary concern. Still, I do love the fact that I’m earning a lot whilst doing what I love to do.”
Hopefully, this post of mine will end up making my readers think about just how passionate they are about art. If you believe that you have the passion for it, then you really should consider pursuing a career in the art world.