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 Posted: Mon Apr 4th, 2011 04:23 pm
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Doug B



Joined: Thu May 20th, 2010
Location: Eastsound, Washington USA
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Not an issue for me - I'm a guy.  Why don't guy's hyphenate their names?  Maybe they do and I've never met any of them.

I know a couple of artists who ALWAYS paint under their maiden name.  The reasons are pretty simple:  You don't want to lose the name recognition you have gained under your maiden name.  One often married friend told me : Husbands come and husbands go but a good painting is forever.

I'm still pretty close to one of the artists and everything in her life is under her married (un-hyphenated) name except her paintings which are signed and marketed under her maiden name.  She has a business under her maiden name that she uses for expenses related to painting and selling her paintings and handling the income and expenses from teaching.

Just my two cents worth.

Doug