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7 Surefire Ways to Get Over Art Block

7 Surefire ways to get over your creative art block! Whether you’re a professional or a hobbyist creative block can cripple us all. Creative block is usually caused by one of two things. Either – A. You have an overabundance of ideas and you don’t know which idea is best or where to start. OR – B. You feel as …

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2021 Book List!

I’m giving you a jumpstart on your 2021 book list! Here is a wrap on all the books I read in 2020. The books I think you absolutely must read, the ones I think you can skip, and the books somewhere in between. Here are the books I read, in the order that I read them, not the order of …

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Gaslight: Final Series of 2020

If you’re new here, you should know that light is a central theme in my works. I’ve based paintings and various series on light. I infuse precious metals into all my paint pigments so that even if a painting is dark it is infused with light. The intention is that it catches your eye when the sun hits the painting …

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Why Make Art At All?

Why Make Art? An essay on my art making philosophy and its subsequent outworking in my business strategy. Disclaimer: The following essay is my artmaking and business strategy philosophy. In no way do I think or believe that this is the only or even the best way to be an artist. This is merely the only way I know how …

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Trick or Treat

I think we can all agree that 2020 has had enough tricks for one year, so I’m here to dole out some treats… ok maybe there is a little trick too. I’m hosting a little trick or treat game giveaway. A few weeks ago I polled you guys in my Instagram stories asking for your “Unpopular Art Opinions” I loved …

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There Will Be More

“There Will Be More” emerged as an overwhelming sense of calm, peace, and joy overcame me in the midst of the pandemic. All of my work felt like it was for nothing while my shows had been canceled. Despite a season full of disappointments, hopes dashed, and the stress of daily bad news around us getting darker and heavier each …

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Pinterest for Artists & Makers

Whenever I talk to fellow artists and makers about online social media business strategy or where they think best place to sell art online is, the usual answer I hear is “Instagram.” PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. They don’t go on, they don’t talk to me about other platforms and they say that Instagram is really the only good place for …

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“Internal Landscapes” – A Defense of the Invisible

I had the distinct pleasure of talking with fellow artist Carol Steen a couple of weeks ago. She’s an accomplished artist with over 20 solo exhibitions to her name. She’s also an author and educator in addition to her art practice. The reason Carol and I got to connect was because we are both synesthetic artists. If you are unfamiliar …

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We Don’t Touch Anymore

One of the first forms we are taught is the line, defined as the compilation of many dots in a single direction. Lines are the gateway to other shapes. It is because of their versatility that I have always ascribed the symbol of a line to our lives. To me, every person is a line. People are not circles, or …

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How to Use Color Theory in Interior Design

You can have lots of fancy furniture and grand decor in your space, but a color scheme will either make or break its entire design. So before making any drastic changes to your wallpaper or throwing in some new shades, it’s key to apply the basics of color theory — which is the study of how colors function — into …