Artist Profile: Clare Elsaesser

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Five years ago I started my Etsy shop with the goal of making a living from my paintings, a barely utilized Bachelor of Fine Arts and a smattering of art-related jobs on my resume. I began supporting myself through sales from my paintings and their print reproductions. Over time, my subjects have evolved from animals to figures to wild abstracts.

With amazement, I watched the work and time I put into my shop grow into a lucrative business. The success of my business has given me happiness and a rise in determination.

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