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Shantell Martin: Why Being An Artist Is Fundamentally About Hard Work

Shantell Martin: Why Being An Artist Is Fundamentally About Hard Work
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Artist Shantell Martin shares why she doesn't believe in that you need luck to be successful in the art world, but simply tenacity and diligence.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 29 january 2014

Why Being An Artist Is Fundamentally About Hard Work

Shantell Martin believes she was born to be creative. “For me, I create because I can’t help it. I wake up, and I want to draw, I want to make something.” But it took her a long time to feel like she was a real artist. “When I first moved to New York, I never felt comfortable calling myself an artist. I think it was only probably a couple years ago where it felt natural and honest saying I was an artist. I think that’s because I felt like I couldn’t use that term for myself if I wasn’t functioning from my art, surviving from my art.”

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