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Artist Portfolio: L.M. Braun

Artistic photo of trees at sunsetSunset Trees

Luis Miguel Braun is a Canadian artist and photographer who has been practicing his art since 2004. His style can vary with the content of the work but is often gritty, honest and self-referential.

 

A graduate of the Fine Arts program at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta and holder of a degree in the same, Mr. Braun has had the honour of studying under some of the most gifted instructors in Alberta and has exhibited…

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Online Portfolio: Lynn Umlauf

Transparent plexi-glass sculpture

 

Lynn has been spending half of each year living and working both at sculpture and painting, in Italy in a very old farmhouse in southern Tuscany. Her work has increasingly taken the form of large, on-site installations. Her sculpture is informed by drawing in space using wire, wire mesh, rubber, Plexiglas and occasionaly electric motors and light - often painted and sometimes very dense. These can hang from the ceiling, off the wall,…

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Studio Sundays: the Studio of Cy Twombly

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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 Cy Twombly, an american artist famous for his calligraphic style.

 

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Artist Website: Kevin Sloan - Denver Painter


Detailed painting of a flamingoBirds of America - Greater Flamingo


At the core of Kevin Sloan's work is a deep concern and respect for our planet particularly its "silent inhabitants" - the animals and plants we share this world with. Through allegory and symbolism he expresses this concern and at the same time reminds viewers of the wonders in this extraordinary world.

 

He seeks to create a compelling body of work that can speak about our modern technological…

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Art + War

Unwrapping of the Mona Lisa

 

During war art objects are often looted or destroyed. It's interesting to see how valuable art is by the way it is treated in war times and how in the face of cultural oppression art symbolizes something that is precious, vital and worth hiding, protecting, destroying or stealing. Statues are demolished for the strength they symbolize and art objects are stolen for their financial worth, both actions show that the art has perceived…

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Artist Portfolio: Jon Harris

Acrylic painting of a MandalaSky Mandala #2, Acrylic on canvas.

 

"My inspiration comes from an inner vision either in meditation, while doing Yoga, or in a dream. This happens  not often, but when it does I am in a state of quiet receptive mind. The images in my work mirror a spiritual reality.  Pure color expresses a high spiritual vibration. "

 


Acrylic painting of a Mandala structure using blue paint

Spaciousness, Acrylic on canvas.


Mural on the wall of the Civic CenterCentury II Civic Center, Wichita, KS. Mural.

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We are in the People Business: Thank-you Cards and Coffee Dates

Thank you card

 

We artists are most definitely in "the business of people" which is why paying attention to our relationships with people is integral to our success. I have already posted about the "do's and don'ts" of building relationships within your art community in The Soft Approach, but I liked this excerpt below from Steamfeed because it outlined a few specific actions that we can take with our art business in mind (let's do it right so we…

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Artist Website: Shunsuke Yamaguchi

Crude drawing of a bike

Shunsuke Yamaguchi is an artist from Arlington, MA, who likes to draw everyday.

 


Drawing of a front bike tire


Drawing of a bike on a red background

View more of Shunsuke's drawings on his artist website here: http://shunsart.com/images/red-bicycle


Artist Website: Nicole Richards


Painting of a squirrel with spray paint on a treeSuburban Tree

"Everything I have ever made is a reflection of the supreme sense of wonder I feel when confronted with the natural world. It is an endless reservoir of possibility. I want my voice to highlight the hidden messages that sometimes get left behind in a society so tumultuous and beautiful and terrible and loud. We have a lot to learn from the plants and animals that we share this planet with. I want to explore these messages…

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