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Artist,Illustrator,Portrait painter,Sculptor

Job Description: 

Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.


No specific academic qualifications are required although a variety of vocational qualifications, degrees and postgraduate courses are available. Entry can be based upon portfolio work.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 4.3
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • conceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition;
  • selects appropriate materials, medium and method;
  • prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes;
  • builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc.;
  • approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed;
  • uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks;
  • liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations;
  • markets and sells finished work directly to customers;
  • produces works on commission basis for clients.
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