Despite the struggles of lockdown and galleries closing, artists have expressed how they have survived.
Mel Langton specialises in illustration, and was sadly made redundant from her day job during the first lockdown and now works full-time creating her own artwork
Turning the pandemic to her advantage for her artwork, she said: “Its been a strange process, I’ve gotten to the place I want be, but in a weird way that I had not expected.
“I’m still anxious as I always fall into a trap of comparing myself to other artists and if I’m busy enough, but I’m taking it a month at a time.
“I’m enjoying it, the worst thing that can happen is that I fail, but I don’t try I’ll never know.”
Landscape artist Sarah Watson also enjoyed lockdown as it forced her to work differently as she couldn’t go outside for a while.
Talking about how she completed her work under new circumstances, she said: “I discovered as long as I took that photo, I can still remember walking along looking at the colours and getting those feelings of being there, and I came back to the studio to paint.
“I didn’t have a childcare issue, so I was able to get into my car, explore Lincolnshire, and take photos, which I normally don’t do as my heart isn’t in it.
“I’m full of positivity, I thought it (lockdown) would be awful, but there has been many good aspects.”