Social media-savvy artists bid farewell to the garret

Social media-savvy artists bid farewell to the garret
Fran Halpin: ‘Social media is a game-changer’
The stereotype of the starving artist might soon be a thing of the past, thanks to social media. Dublin-born Fran Halpin has been working internationally as a full-time commercial artist since her graduation from DIT, Fine Art in 1997. Her first solo show takes places in Dublin’s Smock Alley on June 2, and Halpin has already sold 80 per cent of the work after building up a presence on social media.

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