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Portrait of artist Tom waters

Meet Working Artist Tom Waters

In a world that often thinks being an artist is not a responsible thing to do, The Working Artist course gave me the ‘permission’ and the confidence to pursue being a full time artist. – Tom

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Young boy with boxing gloves

How To Be The Greatest

I imagine that you’ve heard of the boxer named Mohammad Ali. When he passed away a few months ago, the whole world mourned. But Crista, you’re probably asking, what does a boxer have to do with

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The Gift My Dad Gave Me

  Do you remember when you first knew that you were an artist? I do. It began when my Dad gave me a gift. Let me explain. My parents were divorced and Dad lived far away.

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Crista After the Dive

How Artists Achieve Breakthroughs

This picture of me is not the most glamorous, yet it’s my favorite. Let me explain. All my life I’ve been terrified of sharks. Truly terrified. My fears grew so big that I became unable to

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Artist Jeannie Motherwell

Meet Working Artist Jeannie Motherwell

Jeannie Motherwell is an artist whose career has seen a solid, multi-layered path within the art field, in spite of the fact that she spent years hiding her true identity. Jeannie studied painting at Bard College,

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Portrait of Crista Cloutier getting unstuck

My Secret Remedy For Being Stuck

There I was, up the Petrohué River. Luckily I had a paddle, however much good it did me. You see, last week found me white-water rafting in Chile. Am I a white-water rafting kind of girl?

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How to sell art online

Selling Your Art Online

Have you ever noticed how people talk about selling art online as if it’s easy? Post it, pin it, tweet it or link it and VOILA!  The sales! The acclaim! The thousands of followers! But it’s

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Artist Jane Gray

Meet Artist Jane Gray

Jane Gray’s story is a fascinating one. Not only is she an incredibly inspiring artist whose paintings look to energies beyond her vision, but she is a teacher herself too. Jane teaches the art of active

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