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Paint on Hands = Happy Artist

paint on a hand
I am happiest when I'm painting and the work is flowing well. At the risk of sounding cheesy, when I look down at my hands and they have a bit of paint on them I feel a certain relief and a physical connection to my paintings. It's an "all-is-right-in-my-world" type feeling. This photo above reminds me that when I look down at my painty hands, maybe not noticing until I'm paying for my coffee, this is my one of my favourite moments as a…

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Artist Portfolio: Terry Cervantes


Drawing of seashells on plates

Seashell Dinner Plates by Terry Cervantes


Today we feature the portfolio of artist Terry Cervantes. She creates delicate drawings of seashells and transfers the image to ceramic bowls and plates. For me the quality of shell itself is echoed in the ceramics. Terry also has paintings and drawings in her online portfolio and you can discover her beautiful creations in her Etsy store for purchase. 


"I focus on the person who will…

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Studio Sundays: the Art Studio of Vanessa Maltese

Photo of artist in her studio


Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of artist Vanessa Maltese whose work moves between painting and installation/sculpture with fluidity, each echoing the other. Full disclosure, I am a huge fan of this artist's work. She plays with flatness, dimensional space and pattern with a unique subdued palette. I just swoon when I see her…

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Online Portfolio: Alexander Headley

 "Lightness" Video by Alexander Headley


Today we feature the online portfolio of artist Alexander Headley. This artist uses an incredible range in media from film to painting to sculpture.  Beyond these mediums his portfolio contains drawings, photographs and a link to his poetic works. Some artists work within one main medium which can be very rewarding but it is inspiring to see an artist like Alexander who refuses to be tied…

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How to Write Your Artist Bio

Image of hands on an old school typewriter


Unless you are Banksy, the Batman of the art world, you should let people know who you are. Encourage them to know a little bit about you so that they feel more comfortable investing in your art and talking about your work to others.  You want to put a face to your artwork like a business owner who stands behind their product and an artist bio is just the place to do that. When your fans and patrons have key points of info about you…

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Studio Sundays: the Art Studio of Mari Andrews

Photo of artist studio with desk and objects hanging on the wall


Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the artist Mari Andrews. Her works tread the line of drawing and sculpture in a beautiful way. I think they look so amazing in a group like this showing the shifts in sizes and overall shapes. I bet these would cast the best shadows too! I am jealous of how high the ceilings are in this studio.


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Portfolio Website: Brónagh Corr

Black and White photo of drift wood on beach




Today we feature an artist from Derry, Brónagh Corr, who works in a variety of media and is very active in the arts community. Amoung other media and projects she has a large body of photography, painting and printmaking.


You can view more artwork from Brónagh Corr's portfolio website here:

photo of boat on water under a tree




photo of sand and waves coming in



How to Create Business Cards for Your Art with Moo

How to create your art business cards


Why have a business card as an artist? If done right your business card can be a thing of beauty - something so nice that people will hang on to it, stick it on their fridge, use it as a bookmark and refer to it again and again over time. Thats why I believe that artists should have a business card that is lovely to look at and up to date with current info and artwork being represented. 

I think it is very important to order small…

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