Don’t worry, your ship will come in.
I spent a lot of time looking for an artist to design websites. I had the programmer, the data base person, the office manager, I needed an artist. Over about six months, 20-30 people gave me their artwork, always they thought they were Michelangelo Jr. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, but I managed not to do either if the “artist” was present. LOL!
Finally my programmer suggested his friend. Inside I said, “Oh, good grief, another one with his friend. His friend who just happens to be the great artist! Can’t wait to see his scribbles and doodles!” And when the “artist” arrived, I don’t think he liked me (I was American in foreign country, but it was my little company. We were creating websites, and really needed an artist.) He set my “weird” alarm clanging!
But when I saw his artwork I decided to just leave him alone. No need to upset him. No need to be friends/pals! He and the programmer told weird jokes to each other, and I got the best design and creative art I have ever seen. He wanted me to double his salary at the start. I told him I couldn’t do that, that would be more than the programmer was getting, but I gave him 75% raise from his previous position, as he was getting not very much there. After about 3 months of art nirvana and a website that I could finally be really proud of, the art-man asked me for another raise, and I (stupidly) refused, because he then announced he had found another job at double his present salary at our office.
Yes, good artists are hard to find, a good one is a keeper. Mine got his salary quadrupled in just a few months, and he deserved it.