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Online Gallery

It’s always great to get accepted into a gallery and now I have my first online gallery! This is new territory for me and I must say I was highly impressed with Pamela Ballantyne of the online gallery appropriately named “Ballantyne Gallery”. She visited my gallery/studio and spent four hours pouring over my paintings, discussing […]

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Women and Cave Art paintings

Women and cave art paintings? Just finished reading an article from National Geographic that women may have made the oldest-known cave art paintings. Archaeologists “analyzed hand stencils found in eight caves in France and Spain… and by comparing the relative lengths of certain fingers determined that three-quarters of the handprints were female.” Hand stencils have […]

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Soft Sell Approach

I recently had the misfortune of attending a timeshare presentation that was, to say the least, stressful. A soft sell approach it was not! This got me thinking about how we, as artists, may need to approach a potential client. I personally would not recommend the high pressure sales tactic. I saw more than a few […]

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Art And Success

What is success in art? How do you define artistic success? I often get asked about my art sales as a measure of my success. This question somewhat confounds me. In a job that produces a product that is not a necessity in life how do you put a monetary value to it? Society at […]

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The “What if” attitude

I often begin a painting by throwing paint on the surface immediately. There is something in that white, empty space that sends fear into my heart. It is commonly known amongst artists as “white paper syndrome”. Once the color is applied the fear subsides and my mind immediately goes into what is termed the “what […]

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Serendipity and Art

Have you ever wondered about what role serendipity plays in your artistic life as well as the role it plays in your everyday life? Think about this for a minute. You could have been born in a very poor country where your life opportunities might have been minimal. You could have been in a country […]

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