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Art Opinion: Articles and Insight for the 21st Century Artist

Last summer I had a close encounter with a grizzly bear. As might be expected, it was a significant event. . . but what’s. . . read more

I read another post today with the same message I’ve been hearing and reading lately—that art is dead. It was written by. . . read more

As a tried-and-true coloured pencil artist, I was often discouraged by teachers during my high school art studies, frowned upon at college and turned away from galleries I’ve approached (though I might add, with encouraging feedback).

You may wonder why I haven’t turned against my chosen medium, but in fact it's quite the opposite—I have persevered so much that I now have 2. . . read more

Being an artist can be tough, because everybody has an opinion about your work. Even art school can be cruel. You have to develop. . . read more

Being a hardened user of traditional media (and not the most techie of folk) my involvement so far in the world of digital art. . . read more

Why do I hate so much of our 20th century visual art with such a passion? I'm certainly not that way with music. I have everything from Mozart to the Sex Pistols on my iPod, and if I hear some awful music, I don't rail against it. . . I just ignore it.

But I really do hate so much 20th century art. I'm talking about, of course, the really. . . read more

I had to run back into the house last Friday to get another tourniquet. As I raced back out I passed the open laptop in the. . . read more

As an artist who has just returned, road weary and exhausted from two back-to-back outdoor art festivals, I take great exception. . . read more

Here's a question for you. . . do you think this painting would be accepted into a juried art fair by a typical jury in 2011?

Or how about this one? Would either one be accepted by a Zapp jury?

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No one can deny that the internet opens up numerous opportunities for the artist, but how does selling online compare to a more. . . read more

The term “starving artist” is so familiar it has its own page on Wikipedia. So I was intrigued (and perplexed) when I read a. . . read more

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