The Secret to Authenticity

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I teach principles of art-making, and there’s one overarching idea that connects them all — the idea of differences. Big shapes, small marks, bright color, value contrast—all these exciting differences bring life to your art. However, something less obvious is the secret to making genuinely authentic art, and that’s vulnerability. Here’s how I think about…

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The essential ingredient in your Art

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One thing is essential in your Art. It pretty much guarantees your progress. It can be lost but also, thankfully, quickly found, especially when we are reminded of it, which is the whole point of this Sunday’s vlog. You might have already guessed, but I am talking about passion. That energy or juice for some…

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How to keep your Art Conversation going

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How can we fit an art practice into a busy life? The stress of finding the time can cause you to stop making art. Getting into the studio frequently to keep the artistic fire burning is hard to pull off. However, connecting with your art in other ways daily can make this possible. It is…

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How Creative Expression Improves Your Health

When I get super busy, one of the first things to go is my exercise regime. I usually try and run or do a cross fit workout before I even get to the studio. The thinking goes that I will be in a better frame of mind and therefore will be able to make stronger…

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