Should artists give away their time and talent? Unfortunately in this case, there’ isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer.. . . read more
Every year around December, business people of all types are busy evaluating the success of the past year’s goals and thinking. . . read more
I don’t think I really understood that people could make a living in the arts until I was well into my grad studies. I don’t know why it took so long. . . I honestly just didn’t really think about it.
Money isn’t something that gets discussed when you're in school studying the arts. In another faculty you might have some idea what the average starting salary will be, or an idea. . . read more
One of the most challenging aspects of being an artist is finding the time, space and peace you need to conjure your creativity. . . read more
So much is different today, for artists. Technology (of course) is responsible for a lot of these changes, but I think it’s. . . read more
Like most things in life, art is a journey. Whether we take that journey at our leisure as a hobby artist or we make the journey with focus and purpose as a professional artist, it is a journey of continual learning. . . and one of the best means of continuing education for any artist is reading.
Today, the most convenient source for reading material is the internet. There’s a wealth. . . read more
This is what happens if you’re a man. . . You decide you want to do a bit of open air painting or drawing, so you get up,. . . read more
I’m not usually one for defining a way things need to be done. I tend to think that different things work different ways for. . . read more
When you choose an art class, or a workshop, do you try to look for an instructor or a mentor? What I've learned from my own experience is that there's a big difference between the two, and you may prefer one or the other depending on where you are in your art career.
The difference between instructors and mentors
The way I see it, instructors are. . . read more
Nearly every artist takes art classes at some point in their careers—after all, it’s one of the best ways to learn, and. . . read more
I recently read that a good way to get people to buy a piece of your artwork is to tell collectors the story behind it. I’ve. . . read more