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Help me. I'm so confused and have too many names. 
I'm working on a couple of books that will allegedly be published. They're for small independent publishers. I'm illustrating them.
I made the majority of my work, and acquired the tiniest following under my maiden name. Now that I might actually start earning money from it, the income will be taxed, under my married name. I'm trying to communicate this to my publisher, who keeps calling me "Leslie". 
And if I were to open an etsy shop to sell art, I'd like to keep it in my maiden name. But the money would go to my married name. Is this allowed? Do artists function under nom de plumes? I even toyed with changing my whole "brand" to MAB, my married name in initials, which happily also spells the fairy queen from Shakespeare. What do you think? Mary-Anne Leslie is such a long handle. Would MAB be better? Like Mary Englebreit, who signs everything ME. 
Unfortunately MAB is short for Mary-Anne Belich, and Belich is such an awkward sounding name. Am I way overthinking this and confusing everyone? 

The hyphen in my name might also be throwing off search results etc. Although maybe it's narrowing them down in a good way. It's unique, and my da page is coming up as one of the first results from googling. Thank you for indulging this little conversation I'm having with myself.
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Mary-Anne Leslie
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Mary-Anne has had a passion for drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. After receiving an art scholarship in high school, she earned degrees in illustration and classical animation at Capilano University in her hometown of Vancouver. Mary-Anne's style evokes her love for the clean, delicate lines of an animation cel or a stained glass window, accented with lacy washes of color. Her art reflects elements of vintage storybook illustration, animation, art nouveau and graphic design. Mary-Anne has exhibited her art at galleries in Vancouver, and illustrated a book of children's poems for the government of Canada, among other projects. She now resides and continues to paint in the United States.

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Morgaine-le-Fay Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+devwatch:
s-carter Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly for the :+devwatch:

You've no idea how much I appreciate it! :la:
KirielSoleil Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you for the watch :) 
NinaVonMoria Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It hurts,so beautiful is your art :heart:
Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!=P (Razz) Kermityay 
SashaZombie Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for watching & for the fave! :)
CalamityB31 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! I really appreciate it with all my hooves! Thanks soooo much. It's greatly appreciated
Qinga Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Artist
Very good gallery!^^
Pengi3264 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
do you have a tumblr? if not, you sooo need to get one! I'd follow you in an instant and reblog all of your art! <3
Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I do have one and mostly reboot other shit I think is cool but also my art. I am marybelich on tumblr. (Belich is my married name. Sexy I know.)
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