Q & A with Nicole Royer

Q & A with Nicole Royer

Nicole Royer is a painter and designer currently working in Wilmington, DE. Nicole and I check in with each other weekly about our work and the business of being an artist. She’s exhibiting her work at Highland Arts Garage in Wilmington, DE with a reception tomorrow Friday, May 1st, 5-8 pm. As a brief intro to Nicole, I’ve […]

Whirlwind day of art in Chelsea, NYC

Whirlwind day of art in Chelsea, NYC

Took a day trip to New York City last week to meet Deb Nehmad my good friend from graduate school who currently has a solo exhibition at the Kim Foster Gallery in Chelsea.  with Deb Nehmad at Kim Foster Gallery in New York City. Deb’s work looks great. Her large scale paper pieces are burned, […]

Sand Art

Sand Art

Laurette Kovary is a New York based artist who is currently living in Abu Dhabi. In 2014, she followed her husband Chris, an architect to this cosmopolitan capital of the United Arab Emirates. Laurette, Chris and I go way back to our days at Pratt where we all first met. Following Laurette’s wonderful photos on her Facebook […]

Cultivating Collectors- Learning to Love Art

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in artists, Home/Studio, Inspiration, Painting | No Comments
Cultivating Collectors- Learning to Love Art

Most young children love making art. It’s fun, messy, and uninhibited, just like them! Give a young child some paint and something to move it around with, and they’ll “go to town.”  All too soon, many children decide that they aren’t good at “art” and so ends any sort of interaction with art and other artists, […]

Working with a Coach: Are you Game?

Working with a Coach: Are you Game?

One of the biggest, and ideally, best investments you may make in your career is to work with a coach. The right person can assist you in evaluating where you are professionally. She can help you focus; identify your strengths, areas you may want or need to grow, offer guidance in developing a game plan that challenges you […]

The Before and After (Glow)

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Art Events, ArtBizCoach, artists, Inspiration | 6 Comments
The Before and After (Glow)

The Makeover. Online and in print, those Before and after pictures and promises that entice us to take a peek, consider and motivate us to take action.  As if we’re not enough- or doing enough. Some are absurd, granted, and even fun to look at, but I believe that others offer a way for us to become our truest […]

Red in a Sea of Blues & Grays

Red in a Sea of Blues & Grays

This week calls us to remember those that have served their country with Veterans Day in the United States, and Remembrance Day in Great Britain. This year November 11, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, also known as the Great War. I have difficulty referring to any war as great. As a mother of a […]

Art Salad Prep and Presentation

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Art Exhibitions and Events, artists | No Comments
Art Salad Prep and Presentation

Art Salad is a weekly lunchtime discussion forum at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE. Artists, curators, historians, and educators share “multipoint perspectives into the world of contemporary art.” These free talks are varied, interesting, and inspiring. So when I was invited to be on the presenting side of the room in front of a screen […]

Painting with Sound

Painting with Sound

It can be interesting, rewarding, or perhaps even challenging, to receive feedback on your work, regardless of your profession. However, to have someone respond to your work of art with an original musical composition- is a gift. Artist, composer, and playwright Helen Davey  has been working on a project titled 52 Sound Paintings; “52 pieces of music in direct […]

Throwback Thursday with a Thank You

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in artists, Inspiration | 2 Comments
Throwback Thursday with a Thank You

Eons ago I was an art student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY who had the idea of putting up a notice on the board at Pearl Paint down on Canal Street in Manhattan. I figured what better way to learn about being an artist than working for one. So I put it out there […]