“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.
“Being an artist isn’t like being an investment banker.
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“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.
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.