Expanding Your Repertoire, Part 1

There may be some new creative projects that you want to begin or some new ways of marketing and promoting yourself that you know would be smart to attempt but something seems to be holding you back. Over the next three weeks I’ll provide ten tips for expanding your...

Live-Apart Relationships

Artists struggle as they try to balance their desire for relationship with the many real and perceived drawbacks of relationship. Some come to feel that they do best with a partner whom they see relatively rarely—and then they wonder if that is really a completely...

Are You a Brand?

What makes for a visual artist’s brand? Is it: + An instantly recognizable style? + A consistency of style, a consistency of subject matter, or both? + Imagery that strikes a commercial chord? + Branding around the cult of personality, where you get known for your...

Art and Wild Nature

Nature is not a placid sort of thing, not to artists! Here are ten artists on wild nature: ** “I try to work all over the canvas at once, because I feel that the forces of nature are unpredictable.”– Nell Blaine “Snow. Beauty everywhere,...

Trauma and Art, Part 3, Michael’s Story

The following report is contributed by the French writer and visual artist Michael: I was sexually abused as a child at age eleven by my uncle and I also suffered prolonged emotional, psychological and physical abuse while growing up, in particular from my father. The...