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What makes the difference between an artist and a professional artist?

I always enjoy a good artist conversation. The latest conversation between a few of my art friends involved deciphering what differentiates a person who calls themselves an artist from a professional artist? Good question. Is it a question of degrees that separates the so-called artist from the professional artist? Is it dedication? The numbers of […]

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Art Clubs: Pro’s and Con’s

I was recently having lunch with a couple of artist friends when we began discussing the diverse types of artists in our art club. I started thinking about this and could define at least three types: there are the “newbie” painters who are basically pretty happy with whatever the art club presents to them. Then […]

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Art Vancouver: The Seers

Art Vancouver: The seers – Owls. All knowing and all seeing. Owls are symbols of intelligence, wisdom and learning. They are often the intermediaries between heaven and earth. Owls are the rulers of the night and seers of souls. In this instance, the owls are the keepers of animal spirits as they are passing from […]

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Riviera

Interpreting Signs

This blog will be part frustration and part deliberation. So what does that mean exactly? Well, I have been dealing with a parking situation since last September. People have been used to parking at what is now my studio for free for many years, day and night despite signs saying parking was only available after […]

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The Fire List. Have you done yours?

The Fort McMurray fires have displaced thousands of people and left them stranded. With little warning they were left to pack up their most precious belongings. The Fort McMurray fires brings home a lot of questions. If you had to leave rapidly what would you bring with you if you knew that your family members […]

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Re-creating your Studio Space

The great thing about moving is that you get an opportunity to recreate your studio space. Yes it took months to move and re-organize but what an opportunity to be creative and really plan where you will put your material and really think about how you actually work. For instance, I used to work with […]

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tony onley

How long did it take you to paint that?

Toni Onley. Passage Point: Coast Suite     “How long did it take you to paint that?” Of all the questions that the public asks of artists this particular question can send an artist into a variety of responses, some of which are not always favorable to the person asking. The situation is this: is […]

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