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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

Making art can be a struggle—and for many artists, the idea of “quitting” always lurks in the background. Now, when. . . read more

This is what I know: art is power I just celebrated a decade birthday. I’m gathering up my blessings, taking stock. Have I. . . read more

There IS a formula to improve your art skills. Are you using it?

When people tell me they are bad at art, what they really mean is “I can’t draw realistically.” There's also the feeling that if people ask you to draw on command in public, well, your ability to do so (and accurately no less) is a full measure of your ability.

What if I told you there is research-based. . . read more

Psychologists tell us that there are 2 main motivators in life—the fear of loss and the wish for gain. Depending on your. . . read more

Over the years I’ve shared many different step-by-step tutorials, both here at EE and at my own blog. They range in subject. . . read more

As so many cities are experiencing right now, my own city of Charleston, South Carolina is under immense development—and one of the negative impacts is all the trash left behind on a daily basis.

So I decided to do something about it. . . and you can too!

As a self-taught artist, my creative process has always been guided by two principles. First and most importantly, produce. . . read more

Do you see your unfinished artwork as something with unlimited potential? You should! Because that’s what it is. Remember,. . . read more

Think back to the last time you were in an elementary school classroom—what stands out in your memory? The desks, arranged. . . read more

Everyone has a wish list, I suppose—a list of things they hope to do before they die. I have one, too. It’s several pages long; much too long for publication (in fact, it's long enough I've even categorized it!)

So today I thought it might be fun to share an excerpt of my studio bucket list with you with the hope that you would be inspired to take the time to write. . . read more

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




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