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My Hilarious Use of A Fancy Frame - To Save Paint!

Oil paint on an artist's palette


Hello friends, have I got a tip for you today - only if you like to save time and money though! A couple of years ago I received some sage advice from a fellow-painter. He came to my studio and took a long look at my painting "set-up" and suggested that I take some action against wasting paint. I guess I must have had a whole lot of dried paint on my palette at the time - how embarrassing! He advised that I swtich to using something…

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Studio Sundays: Abel Macias' creative space

New York artist Abel Macias' studio space.


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 Abel Macias in Brooklyn, New York.


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Artist Portfolio: Lesley Goren

Painting of a house in Los Angeles
I began Survey of Los Angeles Dwellings to explore the concept of "home" in Los Angeles. I  wanted to observe the uniqueness and similiarities of our dwellings throughout this vast metropolis.

The project consists of creating a series of small paintings and drawings of homes from each of the 200+ cities, unincorporated areas, and communities within Los Angeles County. This includes Malibu, Compton, Beverly Hills, Silverlake, Long Beach,…

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Giving an Art Talk

Woman giving an artist's talk


Public speaking can be a bit scary but the truth of the matter is that when it comes to artist talks it's likely that you will be speaking to a small group in the intimate setting of a gallery. So it's really not that bad! So how do you make it happen? Well, if you are having a show you can always ask the gallery if you can arrange an artist talk. It is a fantastic way to help people connect to you and your work on a deeper level. It…

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Portfolio Website: Thomas Kero

Painting of a crow on a light blue background
Thomas Kero is an artist originally from Vancouver, B.C., but who is now living in Bella Bella on B.C.s central west coast, where he teaches art.


Thomas studied art in Vancouver at Langara College and at U.B.C.where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts (1989). Since then, Thomas has enjoyed exploring a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, stained glass, and wood design. Thomas enjoys nothing more…

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Studio Sundays: Mary Addison Hackett's creative space

A beautiful cabin-esque studio belonging to the artist Mary Addison Hackett.


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 Mary Addison Hackett in Nashville, Tennessee.


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