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Exhibit Review: Trees" in It Frysk Skildershus, March 2013

A newspaper review from of my exhibit "Trees" with fellow FAFA artist, Corina Blom:

The exhibition "Trees" in It Frysk Skildershus in Leeuwarden shows exactly what the title promises. A lot of trees, but of unprecedented beauty.

The American Linda Rzoska - who wields a fairylike style - names trees as friends of her youth. She speaks timidly about the 'spiritual connection' she feels with trees, but she is able to translate this unnameable bond in very authentic… Continue

Added by Linda Rzoska on April 21, 2013 at 8:48am — No Comments

Artist's Statement

    I consider that a picture is artful if it discovers the art that wants to be on my paper. I'm talking about  the strong images from within or without that may struggle with me  or that may  woo me,  to find their place  at my drawing table.  The picture entitled Drawing is a good example of this process at work. When I began this drawing, sitting in front of the window, I could see a curtain, the grid of a window screen, the grid of the window with its panes, and my magnifying…


Added by Nancy Wyman Ray on April 19, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Abstract Landscapes - Burgundy

Chambolle Musigny 2013 Oil, Graphite on Canvas 48”x48”

After spending some time recently in Burgundy, France I felt inspired to try my hand at some abstract landscapes, which I haven't done in a few years having been focusing mainly on nonrepresentational abstract painting. My goal is to paint how I like to paint - without any preconceived plan basically as to…


Added by Trixie Pitts on April 13, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

My new website

Michael Mahoney - painting

Added by Michael Mahoney on April 12, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Free 'Guide To Entering Art Opportunities' Booklet

Dear Artist,

 We are in the process of preparing a free 'Guide to Entering Art Opportunities' booklet for our readers and would appreciate your insights. This is a very short (two questions) anonymous questionnaire - no contact or personal information is requested. The information collected will be added to the booklet…


Added by A2a Editor on April 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

'How To Be An Artist: Presenting Your Work'

Presenting Your Work

Presenting your work properly is debatably one of the most important aspects of your professional image. Whether you are applying for exhibitions, jobs, or just trying to sell your work, if it doesn’t look professionally finished, people won’t want it. It might sound like a simple task but the choice of presentation method can either enhance the impact of your work or take away from it. Often it is a fine line.

There are innumerable ways of…


Added by Mark Prince on March 13, 2013 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

How to Hang an Art Show

How to Hang an Art Show is an excellent guide derived from an artist first-hand experiences on hanging an art exhibition in a gallery.

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Added by A2a Editor on March 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

'How To Be An Artist: Exhibition Applications'

Exhibition Applications

In a lot of respects this is a very similar process to that of applying for funding (see my previous post ‘Funding Applications’ ). It is something that a professional artist will have to go through constantly during their careers as a way of getting their work ‘out…


Added by Mark Prince on March 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

'How To Be An Artist: Funding Applications'

I am currently developing a set of workshops that address the question ‘How To Be An Artist’. This first blog post will give an insight into one of these workshops, with more to follow. If anyone has any comments about this post or ideas for developments then that would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise I hope my advice may be of some help to you.

Funding Applications

The dreaded funding application. This is something that a large percentage of people try to avoid. You…


Added by Mark Prince on March 7, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

illustration versus fine arts in my eyes

The best way to put the difference is philosophy.  Quality of stylized elements and principals are not greater or lesser in either form, but are weighted differently.

The idea I see in fine arts is that every aspect of the piece can be weighted equally when critiqued.  This means stylized strokes in one are as valuable of the process an other took to make.  To be edgy, I see those artists oriented to the fine arts place the concept of elements and principals over how they fit…


Added by Andrew Schlageter on February 26, 2013 at 4:23pm — 4 Comments

How Do You Learn?

I'm currently coming towards the end of my Masters course in Creative Education and am in the process of writing up my final piece. I am undergoing some research to accompany my final written piece. So one of my questions is 'How Do You Learn?'. I want to know your opinions on what it is that leads to successful learning/creating. Is it the environment? Is it the subject? Is it the tutor? etc etc. Any input would be greatly appreciated and i look forward to your responses.

Added by Mark Prince on February 15, 2013 at 5:54am — No Comments

Floating II

Added by mimi van bindsbergen on February 14, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments

New Work!!!

Added by mimi van bindsbergen on February 14, 2013 at 8:41am — No Comments

Biografy and museums and collections - Biografia e musei e collezioni


Andrea Benetti, born in Bologna in 1964, has been expressing his pictorial talents for many years to the favor of both critics and the general public of the…


Added by Andrea Benetti on January 17, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

My Story

I have been painting for many years; I have gone through lots of phases, starting with oils, going through watercolor, mixed media, collage, acrylic and oil pastel.  Although never painting with great detail, I always like to be able to see some object in the work; and I painted in what I considered an impressionistic style.  During these years, I was able to win awards in local and regional juried shows and was accepted into a few national shows. I also have had success with selling and…


Added by Nancy Perry on January 12, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Artists statement Sven Froekjaer-Jensen

Artists statement.

To build a bridge between different worlds of expression, to span the abyss between the diversity of human minds, to reach out for the sublime, that is my challenge.

Therefore I have to maneuver in a battlefield between old techniques and the new expressions of our time. That means to work in two directions all the time, one way from the old masters of the 19th century especially the drawing skills of the so called Copenhagen school with a…


Added by Sven Froekjaer-Jensen on January 4, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments

Artist Statement - Trixie Pitts



When beginning a painting, I try to do so without a preconceived idea of a desired outcome.  To bypass my thinking mind and just paint, trusting that one thing will always lead to the next, is thrilling.  I love to paint with abandon.  I begin with a quick drawing, with graphite or charcoal in wet gesso.  I then build a painting using layers of oil paint and more graphite.  I paint fast.  Hopefully I express something authentic that is…


Added by Trixie Pitts on December 6, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments


Art has been my passion ever since I can remember. My mother had my siblings and me involved in arts and crafts at very early ages. To that end, we all developed a great appreciation for art. I put my passion for art aside while I raised my children and pursued my career as a stock broker. My husband and I are empty nesters now and I devote all my spare time to painting.

I am a self-taught artist currently living in a small resort community in Saskatchewan, Canada. Saskatchewan's…


Added by Leola Walker on December 5, 2012 at 3:51pm — No Comments


Artist Statement 

The eye and the mind are partners in "Seeing". My art works are dedicated to refining "Seeing" and creating specific visions. The visions are either portraits (faithful to the eye) or constructions (faithful to the mind). These partners…

Added by Glen River on December 4, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments



River has made art since childhood. He studied art at The Cleveland Ins. Of Art, S.V.A., Art Students League, The Silvermine College Of Art, A.F.A., Yale University, B.F.A., M.F.A., and The Ruskin School Of Drawing. During the 70's he lived and worked in Europe and the U.S.A. River continues…

Added by Glen River on December 4, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments

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