As an artist, I create things that I enjoy creating. Because I was a high school art teacher for 29 years, I have taught a variety of techniques and media to my students. So now I find myself wanting to work with several different media and styles. I have always enjoyed drawing with pencils, ink, and colored pencils. I also enjoy painting with acrylics and oils. But I also enjoy working with clay, creating small whimsical houses, like I have often posted about here.
I really enjoy working with a variety of media. I have been able to sell these things in all of these different media. I get requests from customers in all of them. For now, it makes me happy to be able to create using this variety. This variety keeps me busy. My dilemma is whether too much variety is confusing to customers. I like a little realism and a little whimsy. If I limit myself to one style or media, I think I limit my sales and risk getting a little bored doing the same thing all the time!
So my question to fellow artists and to potential customers...Is a Variety of Art Media and Styles too confusing? Does this affect my 'art style'? If you have any input, please share. I am curious what other artists think and if anyone else struggles with the same thing.