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The Ebb and Flow of the Seasons
The Ebb and Flow of the Seasons

There is no denying that our amazingly long or beautiful summer is over and winter is just around the corner.  If you live in or around the amazing mountains of BC you will see the snow is creeping down and preparing a nice solid base for another epic ski season... stoked for that!  the leaves are a...

Your Creative Potential
Your Creative Potential

The universe began from a single point over 13 billion years ago.  And it all started simply from the IDEA of existence.  The main driving force of existence is very much like binary code in the computer of ones and zeros.  There is, or there is not. Off and On.  Has, Has not.  As soon as the idea o...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 11
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 11

A funny thing happens when you are an artist.  Even though being an artist is probably one of the hardest ways to make a living, until you get your systems dialed, you get asked ALL the time to donate art or your time for "worthy" causes.  Most of them promise good exposure, but more often than not ...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 10
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 10

One of the big challenges of being an artist is living your existence on speculation.  You create works of art because you have the passion and desire to do so and for some of us, can't imagine doing anything else.  The problem is that even when you do the work, unlike virtually every other job on t...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 9
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 9

This next little tidbit not only applies to the artistic world, but to life in general as well...

Be appreciative and grateful for evrything you have.  The moment you begin to take anything for granted or get into the mindset that you deserve whatever you have or that it is owed to you is when thin...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 8
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 8

Finding your own individual and easily recognizable style is one of the hardest, yet most important tasks as an artists.  Wether it's as a painter, a sculptor, wood worker, writer or singer/songwriter, being recognizably unique is one of the most effective ways gain a fan base.  If your art looks or...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 7
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 7

One of the biggest stereotypes of artists is that they are lazy and unreliable.  In many cases that is true.  For anyone who has ever currated a show a tried to deal with getting bios, label info and images of the pieces for the show from artists in a timely fashion I'm sure you experienced more tha...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 6
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 6

If you are planning on a long and exciting career as an artist then having a good solid record of all your work is important not only for yourself, but also to show your clients how you have progressed over the years.  When you actually sit down and look at your entire body of work after a number of...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 5
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 5

One of the biggest challenges for an artist is how to build up a body of work for a show or a big project without selling the pieces, while still making money to cover your expenses.  I have been asked this a lot over the years and I usually respond with the same answer... GET CREATIVE!

If you are ...

How to Make it as an Artist: Part 4
How to Make it as an Artist: Part 4

Do you have a bunch of paintings you have done just leaning up against your wall in your studio or spare room?  Are you walls completely covered entirely in your own art?  Have you run out of space to have all your new pieces??  If so, then you have a problem!  Either you are too wicked awesome and ...