The Artist’s 2019 Year-in-Review
Dear Artist, As an artist, let me ask you, when you look back at 2019, what achievements are you most proud of? Did you sell your first piece of work? Did you sell a whole lot
This Artist Was Homeless, Until Art Saved Him.
Picture this: trying to start an artistic life with a new spouse, while living inside a tiny caravan. Regardless of the obstacles, things start taking off. You even secure an art agent. But the agent steals
Summer Listening: Podcasts for Artists
How your summer’s going? I’ve been working hard on preparing for the release of my new podcast while still trying to learn everything I can about other podcasts for artists. I love sharing my discoveries with
Meet Working Artist Parker Beaudoin
“I’ve become known as The Heart Man. There’s even a heart tattooed right here on the center of my neck,” says the Florida-based painter, gallery owner and tattoo artist Parker Beaudoin cheerfully. As an artist with
Meet Working Artist Wendi Schneider
“I create because I must. It’s the joy and flow of making work that fulfills me and keeps me somewhat sane.” Wendi Schneider is no stranger to the artistic life. It’s in her blood and surrounds
Meet Artist Ann Dunbar
Artist Ann Dunbar says that one of her earliest art memories was having her first painting of a horse framed and proudly hung in the kitchen by her parents. Despite the support from her family, as
Meet Working Artist Tami Bensen
Tami Bensen is an intuitive artist. Working without a plan, her art is about letting go. She paints what comes to her organically, which often reflects those things found in nature. More recently, Tami has been
An Important Question For Artists
Who am I? That’s a question every artist needs to ask themselves often. Because it’s who you are as an artist that will guide you through the ups and downs, twists and turns of this crazy
What Did Your Family Think?
Was ‘creativity’ a bad word in your family when you were growing up? Or was it a badge of honor? What did you do with the knowledge, with that recognition of your true self? What did
More Interesting Questions.
I met him as I was taking my daily stroll through the city. An artist painting the landscape. I stopped to chat, as I do, and take a few pictures of a working artist at work. He
There was only one thing to do. We broke in.
At the extraordinary James Turrell exhibition at Pace London, I felt as if I was falling back in time. I’ve shared so many conversations with Turrell over the years. It was he who first taught me
Stealing an Interview with Vik Muniz in Rome
I brought no Italian to Rome. At the Brazilian Embassy, I tell the guard that I am to see the great artist Vik Muniz. The guard speaks no English. My best mime only warrants a raised
The Secret That Mary Poppins Taught Me.
I was having was one of those days and life was bringing changes that tinted my spirits blue. I turned to the TV, hoping to escape my melancholy mood. Mary Poppins. I never watch kids’ films,
Starting To Fly
Launch. The very word made me queasy. What was a launch anyway? And why does everyone have one but me? “But didn’t you already launch?” ask well-meaning friends. Did I? Fate intervened, as she does, and
The Start Of His Journey
His name was Henrik. He’d been an artist in Hungary until he faced the stark reality that there were no opportunities there. London has the biggest art market in Europe so, like many of us, Henrik
The Artist Who Gave Away His Dream
“I used to have a band,” he told me. He’d played lead guitar and sang. It was the 80’s and he worked hard, toured the country, and started to gain a small following. But he never
Do You Believe?
I think it’s in an artist’s nature to have faith in the unknown, to deal with intangibles. After all, we work from nothing more than an idea and a dream. It takes faith to actualize the
Can You Hear Me Now?
When I worked in the art business I talked on the telephone constantly. So much for the glamorous life, who knew that cauliflower ear was an occupational hazard for art dealers? But I was moving and