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How to Become an Artist

  “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lord   The fact is, it’s not so easy being a visual artist. Only a small percentage of us are successful in terms of making enough money to make a living at being a visual artist.  Some artists, probably most,  will never do it. You will see article after article online telling you how “The Starving Artist” is a myth and if you just work hard and put your mind […]

September 1, 2020

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Collecting Art You Value

It’s not always easy to know what art you should collect. Should you buy something you don’t like? Is the art “high quality” enough to pay a lot for it, and what does that mean?  Are “quality” and “value” a measurable thing in art, or should other factors be involved? Many people buy art because they like it. Some don’t. I once had a woman buy a painting from me at an art fair because she told her friend it would be a “good investment”. It was hard for me to agree with her, because she was buying a watercolor […]

May 3, 2020

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