Interview with Rachel Mercer: Contorted Figuration

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Rachel Mercer has recently joined Rise Art. Rachel paints to capture the movement and actions of people in their dealings with space and each other, examining physical and emotional connections through dynamic portraits and contorted compositions. Rachel drawing outdoor near a playground.   How would you describe your style and the work […]

MAKING A MARK: Dear Facebook

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Yesterday I wrote about about the RSW Open Call for Entries – and then posted it to Facebook. Later I took a look at it to see if there had been any comments – but the post had received very few visitors and I couldn’t work out why. Today I […]

Mapping Eastern Europe Website Launched

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The North of Byzantium initiative has launched a new open-access digital project – Mapping Eastern Europe – intended to promote the study, research, and teaching about the history, art, and culture of Eastern Europe between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries among students, teachers, scholars, and the wider public. Mapping Eastern Europe gathers […]

Torkwase Dyson Seeks Black Liberation Through Geometry

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Torkwase Dyson is part of a growing number of contemporary artists to imbue geometric abstraction with a sociopolitical dimension. Geometry is never neutral; the formal geometry in a painting reflects how the artist conceives of space, order, and positionality. Even when divorced from explicit politics, these issues map on to […]

Mastery Requires Daily Practice | FineArtViews

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This post is by Clint Watson, former art gallery owner and founder of BoldBrush, known for FASO Artist Websites, the leading provider of professional artist websites, the $38,000+ BoldBrush Art Contest & Exhibit and the free art marketing newsletter, FineArtViews. As a self-proclaimed “art fanatic”, Clint delights that BoldBrush’s downtown San Antonio, Texas office is full of original […]

How one dog artist markets for commissions

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How do you market commissions if you make or aim to generate most of your income from commissions? This is a question which applies to very many artists whether they draw or paint adults, families, kids or their dogs or cats – or other creatures. Yesterday – on my long […]