Yes we enjoy it, we have worked hard for many years working on our skills, filling our sketchbooks, doing lengthy courses to gain qualifications so dont we deserve that to be recognised? Just because i enjoy putting my feelings, thoughts, emotions and life experiences in a piece of art for hours and hours doesn’t mean i will do it for free if you want to own it.
I read this article posted by my artist friend yesterday. I recommend reading it. Its about an artist who was approached by someone who wanted to use their art in a government campaign. They said in the letter ‘The policy proposals are focused around artists receiving a living wage for their work’. The artist was happy for her work to be used but wanted to get a license agreement drawn up so the art could be used to promote funding in the arts.