Art isn’t a job – it’s a way of life. The artist makes a lifelong study of skills and techniques and learns the craft as best they can, all the while honing their ability to see. They are then uniquely qualified to offer a different viewpoint; a new perspective; a personal interpretation of the world around them. None of this would matter one jot, of course, if the artwork did not move the viewer. We expect to be moved by great literature and great music. Art is no different. From the earliest cave paintings to the latest installation at Tate Modern, people have seen, have wondered, and most importantly, been moved. If my art is able to move people, I will have succeeded, and may legitimately call myself ‘artist’.