Keep it real - and you will find your own and unique style...
Close your eyes and run as fast as you can.
Social media is a birilliant tool to utilise, it's free, gets your message across to a huge audience, and helps you find other, like-minded people who share your passion.
She must consider that she can't make a living with art. Therefore, she should take care for a different solution. A job as an art teacher would be an obvious compromise.
Of course, all art requires all power from a person, I would reveal as well. If she tries to get along with a compromise, art will probably have to die.
A solution to this dilemma would be a rich mate. As long as the marriage lasts, perhaps she might be able to dedicate herself to art.
I would tell her, also, that some artists from her generation will become very rich. This is not a contradiction -- the lottery produces every year hundreds of millionaires, but millions don't win anything and pay the bill.
Should she decide to earn her living as an artist, she would have to learn very much about marketing and the art market conditions. Whether you can learn this on an art academy I don't know because I was never a member of such an academy. But when I read statements made by Markus Lüpertz, I must draw the conclusion that the hope of getting into business via the academy and professors is deceptive.
Those who made it will not betray how you have to manage it. Martin Kippenberger has hinted a lot, suggesting that he has prostituted himself enormously. That would not be my thing.
Don't dream it, be it. Dare to be different.
Create something every day. Don't stop. DON'T STOP! OH GOD DON'T STOP!! Why are you reading this? Create something. The only advice I can give you is: every morning when you get up, paint something. I don't care what it is, a bottle of wine, a carrot, your favorite member of Menudo. Me, I like to paint a genital first thing. If I'm too hung over, I photocopy my balls. If you're worried about chromosone damage, don't bother. Artists shouldn't have kids.
Do not be afraid to express yourself, art is what comes from within, there is no rules in what you can create.
OK if you are trying to be an artist there is a pretty big fork in the road: are you making art because it's just spilling out of you and you can't stop, or are you like, trying specifically to get into galleries and sell paintings? If it's the latter, get out of here, I have no advice for you. If it's the former, I have bad news for you: you are sick in the head. The only way you will feel better is to keep making art, but don't expect to get any money from it, DON'T EVEN THINK OF THIS AS A JOB, SERIOUSLY. There is nothing wrong with posting stuff online. Do that. Um, be true to yourself, but don't rub people's faces in it. Like, if someone doesn't like your converse sneakers with sad clowns painted on them, don't get mad. Vanilla doesn't get made when people pick chocolate. Vanilla's doin' it's thing and the people who want it know where to find it. So, yeah, be chill.
I always say that it will always be hard when you first start out. it just takes time to develop you skills. Just keep hanging in there, and if your truelly passionate then you will succeed.
Don't compare your work to anyone elses. Sure there are people better than you are, but you have to start somewhere. Don't give up. Practice, practice, practice! You have your own unique personality and style to offer.
Learn to draw well for that is the basis for all good art no matter what medium you work in. Become the best you can be creating your art. This is a lifelong journey so perseverance is a must.
Learn to move outside your comfort zone. This works for art, life, and marketing. If you only do what is easy and comfortable for you, you’ll never grow. There are so many opportunities out there, but you have to actively look for them. If you are afraid of speaking, force yourself to do it anyway. Start small and local so that you can eventually talk in front of whole rooms of strangers. You don’t want to deny yourself ways to sell your work, meet connections, or learn new things because you’re too scared. Just go work for someone else if that’s going to keep you from doing things.
Make art. Make art. Make art.
Open your mind. If you feel brain dead well take a pencil and draw a line then draw another scribble? Make a mess on the piece of paper and see where it takes you. Eventually you'll get inspired. But you've got to be patient
Keep promoting your work. Even when you get less positive reactions remember there are always people waiting to see what you have to say.