Finding the light in the darkness

Finding the light in the darkness

The times we are passing through are uncertain and challenging. However, these days also invite reflection, vitality, and even joy. Life always comes bundled with both light and darkness. It is a paradox, but it also makes this time creatively potent. How do we rest...

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What makes our art and life extraordinary

What makes our art and life extraordinary

At first blush, all of us seem incredibly different. Artists, by their very nature, form their art from very different places and in very different ways. However, there is one aspect, one defining characteristic, I notice we all have in common. And that is what...

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The intimacy of scale

The intimacy of scale

Hi there, do you ever hear something that you have always felt but never put it into words? That just happened to me. I was having a conversation with friend and artist, Nadine Renazile, and she shared something about painting at scale that confirmed and clarified my...

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What makes a great shape?

What makes a great shape?

Hi there, as an abstract painter, my art focuses on shapes. I love them. Regardless of the kind of art you make, they all incorporate shapes. Creating great, alluring shapes in any art, however, is difficult. What makes one shape better than another? That is what I am...

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Knowing this will make starting easy

Knowing this will make starting easy

Hi there, there are a gazillion reasons not to make your art. Here are some of my favorites: I am not talented. I don’t have enough time. I don’t have anywhere to work. People will laugh at my art. What could I do that hasn’t been done before?...

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Are you ready for a studio?

Are you ready for a studio?

Hi there, is it time to get a studio? Most everyone wants an art studio, but not everyone knows when. And that is what today’s video is all about. Getting a new studio is one of the most significant factors in improving your art. There is one reason why. Objectivity....

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How I know what to do next in my art

How I know what to do next in my art

Hi there, Today I thought I would talk about how I figure out what to do next in my art. Of course, every painting is different. However, the thought process, at least for me, is the same. And that is what I want to share with you today. Have a look here as I talk...

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The disruption continues…

The disruption continues…

Today we are diving a little deeper into “Disrupted Realism,” both the concept and the book. I am talking again (see last week’s vlog by clicking here) with John Seed, author of the new art book “Disrupted Realism.” I think the idea of “interruption” resonates because...

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Disrupt your Art

Disrupt your Art

Today we are talking about how to make your art more like you. I love helping artists develop their own unique voice. That takes time and is hard, but it is especially so if your art is realistic. John’s book is about the contemporary movement in the art world called,...

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Standing together / Nicholas Wilton / Art2Life

Standing together / Nicholas Wilton / Art2Life

I have canceled my normal vlog today in order to express my solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the dismantling of institutional racism and inequality. As I’m sure many of you are also feeling, my heart is heavy over the recent displays of violence and...

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