I saw this in my Facebook feed and thought it was worth a post.
I think first and foremost an artist should be creating art for themselves and not their audience; meaning that it's important to be true to your inner voice.
That said, if you want to earn a living as an artist, we do need to create an audience for our work. If you create great work and no one sees it you won't have the impact on people and sales will be minimal.
What are you doing to build your audience?
This is also one of the reasons that we're planning to launch the Global Artists Atelier online gallery. I will be a channel where more people will see your work; another path to building your audience..https://www.globalartistsatelier.com/