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7 Truthful Tips to Help You Decide on Your Own Painting Style

November 24, 2014

knowledge passes through timeToday's Art news is clogged with debate on digital painting. People question whether painters using digital devices are making 'real' Art.

This debate takes up where calls to ditch Traditional for Abst…

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A Love Story to Make You a better Artist?

November 8, 2014

deep purple Bouganvillea

A Love Story to Make You a better Artist?

Like the lover who stays loyal, long after passion is spent,

colour clasps the painter in an endless embrace of eternal fascination.

Colour surrounds us…

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Your Career in Art – Go with a Gallery or Go it Alone?

September 26, 2014

my past gallery, Cairns CBD

Are you better off to hand your career over to a gallery or go it alone? The answer has to be both yes and no because it all depends on...

What do you want from an Art career – to make a Name or ma…

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Your Career in Art - Show and Sell

August 30, 2014

Your Career in Art – Show and Sell
Being professional means getting paid for what you do. If no one sees your artwork,
 it can't earn you an income. How will you get your art shown?

Today's a…

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Learning Your Craft for a Career in Art

August 18, 2014

'Learning Your Craft for a Career in Art'

The professional world of Art demands a standard of skill before you even get your foot in the door.

How will you develop those skills?

Let's start by li…

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Can Serious Art be Made by Sane and Happy Artists?

February 7, 2014

Art writers often cite the focus on symbols of sex and death in the work of famous artists. It can seem as if you've no chance of making 'great art' unless your paintings or songs or novels are 'dar…

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Capture and Store Your Inspirations

October 31, 2013

Infinite possiblities

Those 'flashes' of inspiration come in an instant but go just as fast unless you grab hold of them. Here's the easy way to do it...


Your best works of art can arise from a single, fleeting impressi…

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What is good art and can seeing it help you paint original, new art?

October 22, 2013

Dorothy Gauvin artist,author

Like everyone else, as you begin your life as an artist, you 'don't know much about Art but you know what you like.' Sure, the old sayings get that way because they hold a truth.

So, it follows: t…

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How to Make Time for Your Art

December 19, 2011

If the Greeks have a word for everything, the French will have a phrase for it. Here's one I know to be true:

 'The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same.'

After 35 years as a professional a…

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