It really depends on who you ask... To some artists, galleries, curators-I'm not an artist; I just a girl who doodles in her sketchbook as she travels. To many of my fellow entrepreneurs, family, friends, and artist friends, I am an artist who cares deeply about her business.
Why do I care so much about the business side of things? Because if I didn't, I wouldn't be able to sell my art or get my business out there for people to find.
I treat my business like a business, not a hobby. I work hard and consistently while learning about running ads, social media marketing, business finances, and all those nitty-gritty things to make me successful.