Karen and Mark Tuttle, Jewlers
This week we are highlighting artists participating in the 48th Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival, this Saturday & Sunday in St. Augustine, FL. www.staugustineartfestival.com
|Artists Karen & Mark Tuttle|
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
How did you get your start as an artist?
14 years ago Karen and Mark began their training in sculptured jewelry. After honing their craft for four years, and getting involved in a local craft show, the Tuttles began applying to, and getting accepted by, fine art shows.
The Tuttles began participating in festivals about 10 years ago. They enjoy the process of creating awe-inspiring creations. “Customers can tell the difference between passion and someone who is just trying to get by,” said Tuttle.
Advice to artists just starting out?
Their advice to young artists is to bring their passion and commitment to the craft, and a healthy dose of financial pragmatism. “An artist has to have the passion, learn their craft, ask questions, and don’t get too financially involved until you know for sure you have the passion and commitment. If you have passion and commitment, success will come,” said Tuttle.