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Those dreadful artist statements..

After much consideration I finally finished my artist statement. I’m not the only artist who has a problem with the whole statement thing. Visual arts -as the name suggests- are to be enjoyed and more importantly to be understood visually. They’re not there to be debated through words. That of course isn’t completely true all … Continue reading

Holiday, updates, cave paintings and such..

I’ve been silent for a few days due to holiday kicking in full force but I’ve been busy nevertheless with new commissions, my own book illustration and setting up a permanent home for my activities since a blog is a blog and website is a website still. Meantime I found a nice article on human … Continue reading

One lovely blog award~ some blogs I like & bit of opinion

I’m once again awarded a Lovely Blog Award this time by Enchanted Pen! Thank you! I’m aware that some bloggers here on WordPress don’t like to get any awards, going as far as to clearly state it on their profiles.  Though it’s their business I cannot for the life of me see why anyone wouldn’t like … Continue reading

Escapism in art – is creativity itself a form of escapism?

Those who follow my work know that I mostly paint fantasy/surreal and children’s book illustration. These genres mostly fall under what can be called escapism, especially fantasy as its main and maybe only purpose is to create complete worlds and creatures that exist in fantasy only (or in folklore). Most (visual) art produced nowadays exist … Continue reading

Baba Yaga’s wisdom

Since very early age I’m fascinated by the thousands of portrayals of witches across cultures. (I’m not talking about the religious execution of “witches” in history but the witches in  mythology.)  In my mind the character of the “witch” is actually the archetype of the outcast woman. She encompasses all the things and characteristics that people are … Continue reading

What makes “good” art?

I was asked this question by a friend about a year ago and it occurred to me again the other day while painting with watercolour after much time using only pen and digital brushes. The question then took me by surprise but after a short consideration I answered; “the amount of time it takes to create it..”. … Continue reading

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Urban (street) art stickers

I’m not a fan of graffiti and stickers plastered all over the beautifully and freshly painted buildings but you can’t deny that they’re very unique art forms that should have a (legal) place in any city. The 22 catch in it is that these artworks were born out of illegality and/or general resistance to mainstream culture so … Continue reading

Poll: would you be interested in exhibitions & prints etc..

Hello everyone! Since many of you are regular readers of my blog I decided to make a poll to get to know your opinion of whether I should exhibit my work and/or make prints available. As many of you know though I’m primary a painter I moved to mostly digital and simple paper drawings and I … Continue reading

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  Thank you creativeliz for nominating me! So following the tradition of the blog awards I present my second round of nominations: CinemaSchmimema: B-movies and everything outside the mainstreem. If you get excited by the mere thought of vampires, girl gangs and two-headed sharks then that’s the film review blog to go to.. Tracie Louise … Continue reading

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