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.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £19,000 per annum and can progress up to £29,000 per annum.
There are currently 3,982 employed Artists in the region.