Australian painter Alesandro Ljubicic is an exception. Despite several sell out shows in recent years and his work fetching $24,000, he continues to toil six days a week at his art supply store, The Sydney Art Store.
From the beginning, opening the art supply shop has been a strategic way to allow him to paint without comprises.
“I always loved painting and I loved using a lot of paint. I knew I didn’t want to compromise. So with the help of my parents, we opened an art supply store that would predominantly fund or support my art practice without skimping on material.”