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: Identity Issue (Name)

07-15-2014, 06:28 PM
Hello everyone!

I recently discovered that I want to pursue painting as a career; however, someone already has my full name and is an established painter. This person is already recognized internationally and pops up every time I search her/our name. What should I do? I am currently unmarried and am not willing to wait until my name changes to begin my career. All advice is appreciated! Thanks!

07-15-2014, 06:49 PM
Use your name or a variation of it. The art world can live with it.

03-14-2015, 07:56 PM
Maybe use your middle name? That's what my daughter does. Her first name initial is the same as mine so our initials are the same (she's net yet married). That's why she uses her middle name instead.