The Artist Under Surveillance PLUS a Guide to Holiday Shopping
Art Theory / Musings / Political / Process

The Artist Under Surveillance PLUS a Guide to Holiday Shopping

And then I start thinking about what I can buy people for Christmas that is not going to spy on them, because I would not want a gift to spy on me. This might seem like a weird thought, but Christmas really is the spying holiday. First, Santa is watching kids all the time. That’s surveillance. The Elf on the Shelf? A spy… Continue reading

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FYI- 3 Valuable Tips for the Emerging Visual Artist
Arts Education / Process

FYI- 3 Valuable Tips for the Emerging Visual Artist

On November 17, 2016 I attended a workshop by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the DaVinci Art Alliance. Linda Dubin Garfield, President of the Board of Directors, introduced the topic called Navigating the Art World for the Artist and Elizabeth F. Spugen, Executive Director of The Print Center, presented a lecture for … Continue reading

Green Bowl
Museums / Process

Green Bowl

I was first attracted to Joan Brown’s painting Green Bowl (1964) twenty seven years ago when I first saw it in the book, Bay Area Figurative Art. I had just started to paint seriously and was struck by Brown’s thick, sculptural handling of the paint; the impasto seemed to push the painting into three dimensions.  … Continue reading

Boundless and Bountiful: Nadeige Choplet’s Studio is for Everyone
Arts Education / Inspiration / Process

Boundless and Bountiful: Nadeige Choplet’s Studio is for Everyone

  This summer I took a job in New York for two weeks at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. There were two lucky things about taking this job. One, I stayed with  my college roommate (not really relevant to this article) and  two,  I found  a little gem in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, New … Continue reading