How to find your way in your Art and Life

How to find your way in your Art and Life

In my early career as an illustrator, I was often asked to create art that didn’t interest me. It was so frustrating. Once in a while, I would get a project that excited me, and when that happened, I noticed that I was happier and the resulting art turned out...

Going beyond excellent in your Art

I’ve recently finished making some new paintings for an upcoming show. Some are better than others, but overall, I am happy with them. I would say they are pretty good. Even so, I am always left wondering how I might go beyond just good. It seems that making...

Going narrow instead of wide in your art

One can include so much in their art, but having too much can become a problem. It becomes difficult for the viewer to know what the art is about if it includes all things equally- lines, colors, shapes, textures. Showing everything ends up diluting them, and the...

Art = Love

Art-making is easier when I’m feeling happy and connected to myself. I call this a flow state— creativity flows. But, of course, there are times when I lose that connection and question everything, and get stuck. One way I think about flow state is to remember that it...
Strive to be an art amateur

Strive to be an art amateur

When it comes to art-making, it’s best to stay an amateur! It seems counterintuitive since we tend to want to be masters of what we love to do. However, maintaining that beginner mindset — exploring, discovering, and following missteps- keeps the imagination...