As an art tutor (and artist) I know that self-doubt and confidence is one of the biggest things for artists to overcome. These. . . read more
If you like art—as a professional, student, or teacher—your source of fresh ideas is somewhere out in the world. As Rumi. . . read more
Art is a communication form, yet most of us don’t know what we are trying to communicate and need to try lots of different things before finding out. Personally, it took me until I was 54 before I found out what the hell I was trying to communicate.
In the end, it turned out to be rather simple:
I am trying to capture a tiny part of the magic I experience in looking at. . . read more
Life is hard. . . art can be hard. And making a living with art? Well, that can feel impossible. I know; I’ve been there. A. . . read more
Have you ever felt discouraged about asking for things? Maybe you sometimes feel that you’re going to be rejected anyway. . .. . . read more
Starting something is easy.
Finishing? Not so much.
It’s difficult enough to finish things when they go relatively swiftly, but it's infinitely harder when you're working on something that takes as long to complete as. . . well, as a colored pencil drawing! (Yes, I speak from experience.)
Maybe you're stuck in the same boat. After all, creating art isn't usually a. . . read more
Artists, compared to the general population, are known to have unique traits. One of these is curiosity. If you find that. . . read more
You ever notice how the best products for artists are almost always made by other artists? How many times have you needed. . . read more
"Human rights and the widespread denial of human rights is the most important subject in the world. At our peril, we close our eyes to human rights abuses."-David Fleming, President, International Federation of Human Rights Museums.
We live in. . . read more
At one point or another, I think everyone feels like their time is being stretched. Work, family, random events you can’t get. . . read more
“Culture and the arts are essential means by which all people explain their experience, shape their identity and imagine the. . . read more