What advice would you give someone who aspires to a career in the visual arts?
You should definitely look into tertiary education. A lot of people say you don’t really need to study to work as an artist, however the amount of information and portfolio refinement they teach you puts you on a whole different level that’s not easily attainable when you’re starting out and don’t know where to go. While studying, don’t assume if you graduate you will automatically get a job with the piece of paper you get. It is your gathered experience as well as a diverse but targeted portfolio that will determine your success. It is, however, a wholly satisfying career to pursue!