It’s turning out to be a small but exquisite summer. I am fascinated by the miniature. In particular, I’ve taken up the eccentric habit of picking wildflowers and weeds from the side of the pavements I walk on close to my home. You don’t need a huge budget to buy flowers at some overpriced store. […]Read more "A small, exquisite summer…"
My usual M.O. for triptychs or more-tychs is to put together non-contiguous images that nonetheless “speak” to each other, or in some way create a flow of movement and meaning through the overall piece. What I never, ever do is simply take one image and cut it into three. What is the point of that? I think this piece, for […]Read more "Triptych: White Lilacs, and a secret message…"
Sumer is icumen in, Loude sing cuckou! Groweth seed and bloweth meed, And springth the wode now. Sing cuckou! Ewe bleteth after lamb, Loweth after calve cow, Bulloc sterteth, bucke verteth, Merye sing cuckou! Cuckou, cuckou, Wel singest thou cuckou: Ne swik thou never now! The cuckoo song, c. 1240, Middle English part song.Read more "Sumer is icumen in…."
April, nearly May already! And two exciting events are just around the corner: My first post-winter trip to Toronto’s St Lawrence Market tomorrow to see what flowers, if any, the Taylor family have brought in; and the planning and planting of my balcony garden. This of course means more flower images. “What on earth do […]Read more "The subject will be … roses."
In parts 1 and 2, I suggested that social media and an Internet presence generally are important – but not at the expense of having a good, old-fashioned real-world presence and strategy as the primary pipeline for marketing and establishing a network. Here in Part 3, I suggest that a focus on “originality” and being […]Read more "How the Internet Leads Emerging Artists Astray – Part 3 :- The Myth of Originality"
I recently read an article by a marketing guru who stated that to bullet-proof your career you need 100 collectors. One hundred collectors! Not just buyers, mind you, who might just want your piece to match the drapes: Serious art collectors who repeatedly turn to you to augment their collections. I’m going to lie down […]Read more "How the Internet Leads Emerging Artists Astray – Part 2 :- Centers of Influence, Points of Power"
I am currently in discussion with an artist-entrepreneur here in Toronto regarding licensing some of my work. More than that I’m not at liberty to divulge. However, he sent me a questionnaire recently, in order to make a kind of bio-CV, and it was interesting to craft responses. Now those I can share, and here […]Read more "Spontaneous biography"