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Richard Knox

Metal artist

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Q. When did you know that you wanted to become a professional metal artist?

A. I have been playing with metal art for about 17 years, but about 4 years ago I knew that I wanted to do it full time. 

Q. What is your typical workday like?

A. My typical work day is started on the computer checking orders, doing my e-mail and talking on the phone. 

Q. What are some of the sacrifices that you made to get where you are at today? 

A. I gave up my insurance, profit sharing, 401k plan and a steady paycheck and just went for it.

Q. Where do you see the future of metal art going?

A. I think that the future in the metal art field has to start getting back to quality, and you can see that happening right now. People are tired of seeing the same old cheap looking stuff form the computer& laser cutters.

Q. What are some of the biggest mistakes that artists make at the beginning of their careers?

A. One of the biggest mistakes that I have seen is that artist don't get their art out to the people all over the country.

Q. What advice do you have for artists just starting out?

A. My advice is to just GO FOR IT.

Q. Where do you see yourself in five years?

A. In five years, I just want to be doing the things I enjoy and still be making a living.

Q. What inspires you?

A. What inspires me is the love for the outdoors and the western lifestyle.

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