Monthly Archive: September 2017

Art Imagery Can Increase Personal Enjoyment

In our living room, hanging on ornamental chains from the cathedral ceiling, is a matted and framed 16″ x 20″ print of a picture that I took some time ago. The subject is a pair of wild Canada Geese in silhouette, circling each other, together with their reflections, on a pond. Behind them, at the …

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Japanese Art and Inspiration to Artists Around the World

The history of painting reaches far back in time, spanning all cultures, and developments in Eastern painting match those in Western painting, and African-, Indian-, Islamic-, Jewish-, Chinese and Japanese art have had tremendous influence on Western art. Today Japanese contemporary art takes many forms, ranging from video games, paintings, architecture and advertisements, and although …

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The New Media and Arts Landscape

The Internet has caused a shift in infrastructure that is affecting all media based industries which also includes many of the arts. We have seen similar shifts in the economic landscape of the past. Many professions simply disappeared as technology changed. Indeed, some arts and crafts have fallen to less expensive means of production. It …

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The Art of Duplicity

Twenty-seven years ago I promised a convicted felon I would store her art collection until her son would take for it for her. This collection is not some small assembling of prints or photos. The collection includes seven oil paintings, some as large as a doorway.  There are wall-size Georgia O’Keefe-type flowers bursting in reds …

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Earn REAL Income Selling Art Online

How often have you told someone that you are an artist and seen sparkles of envy and desire in their eyes? To them, being an artist is the stuff of dreams… but for many of us who are walking that path; it is also the source of our financial nightmares. I believe the life-journey of …

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Compassion in Contemporary Art

“Contemporary art” is another one of those terms that covers a wide variety of art. The best definition of “contemporary” is the work of any living artist, though the term has also been used to mean art that you would go beyond. This sense of contemporary is more like the term “modern,” in that it …

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Art Galleries in London

The city of London has loads to offer art lovers and the best thing is that it is virtually all free to explore. The art industry is huge in Britain, with collections from artists all over the world available to view in London’s galleries and at exhibitions. The city is also home to a lot …

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How to Get Your Art Seen

Hopefully the portrait of the tortured artist, struggling to get by, misunderstood with no one appreciating their talent, is a stereotype which bears little truth in reality. That being said, it is extremely difficult for undiscovered artists to earn a living from their art. In some cases it can take years, where others sadly never …

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