The starving artist, the pretentious artist, the sensitive artist — there are a lot of stereotypes out there about artists, but it’s not just their careers they have to defend. Want to know what it’s really like to date an artist? I spoke with Cory Huff, founder of The Abundant Artist.com, and Annush Mac Leod, the wife of Miami cartoonist Hugh Mac Leod, of Gaping Void.com, to set the record straight.Yes, while some artists are sensitive types or like to keep to themselves, Mac Leod, who’s been with her husband for four years, said people often mistake this as being self-involved or emo.“You can’t have a perspective of the world without being involved with the outside world,” she said.According to Huff, 20,000 people graduate from art school every year, and having been an actor since he was a kid, he knows firsthand that artists come in all different shapes, sizes and personalities — some even come as cowboys.“The variety of artists is just as much as the variety of people,” said Huff, who’s been married to another actress for 12 years.
Well, so do artists — just not in the extreme way people think.“Professional artists are like professionals in any other field, and they deserve to be taken seriously,” Huff said. I think artists are still responsible for taking care of their relationships, but people should understand art is just as serious of a career as any other career.” Mac Leod added to that, stating that just because some artists go on binges where they spend days immersed in their work, this doesn’t mean they aren’t committed to their personal relationships as well.“In my experience, artists are extremely committed to what keeps them interested in every aspect of life, including their art,” she said.“That spills over to relationships.”Ever heard of Andy Warhol? According to Celebrity Networth.com, she’s worth million.Well, did you know his estate was valued at million at the time of his death? Believe it or not, people can actually make a living off their art and don’t just rely on the love of their work to pay the bills.“I have met the starving artist, but not all of them are like that,” Mac Leod said.“Being an artist isn’t like being an investment banker.
Being an artist is a toss-up.”So think you have what it takes to date an artist?
Make sure you follow these do’s and don’ts: Remember, the best part about artists is they keep you on your toes.
While one night you might attend a fancy gallery opening, the next night you’ll be at a warehouse in the middle of nowhere painting pictures of nude models — just go with it.“I think the best thing you can do, if you’re going to be in a relationship with somebody who’s an artist, is to just roll with it, roll with the crazy,” Huff said.
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