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. . . 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 and produce your art.
Even if you have designated studio space in your home, it can be tough to devote 100% of your focus to your work when real-life responsibilities and distractions lie just on the other side of the door. Sometimes you just need to get away. . . 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. . . 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, throw on your old work clothes, gather together your painting kit and off you go.
Whether it's the town or country, you find yourself a good spot, get settled in, and get on with it. And while you're painting, if anyone approaches (unless you want to chat). . . 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. . . 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 grow, as an artist.
The style of teaching each artists receives, however, varies widely from class to class. Some. . . 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
What do Matisse, Cezanne, and Van Gogh have in common? These three artists were not only painters who had a great influence on. . . read more