Assessing craftsmanship can be a tricky road to navigate. People outside of the art field tend to exclusively equate a high level of polish and technical skill with craftsmanship. And indeed, accurate perspective and anatomy, clean, crisp linework and smooth gradients coupled with luxurious slatherings of photo-real detail are impressive to be sure. Who has not heard the oft-repeated exclamation “That is SO cool! It looks just like a PHOTOGRAPH!”? But what of the gestural, spontaneous mark-making of the Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists? Are those artists simply lazy or unskilled? Or is something else going on here?Read More
Austin Kleon is an Ohio native teaching people how to take steps towards pursuing their artistic ventures all while discovering their personal flair that makes them unique. He is an entrepreneur, a writer and blogger, finding his creative outlets in the 21st century and inspiring the masses to do the same. Book writing was always the goal, but it was through a day job and a blog that Austin was able to kick start his writing career. Jumping on new opportunities that came his way led him to his book dream coming to fruition with the arrival of Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Keep Going.Read More
Gratitude increases well-being by boosting immunity and joy. It puts a spring in your step and helps you see the world with a sunny perspective. Here’s how to cultivate an appreciative mind-set so you can enjoy the benefits it brings.Read More
Obviously, both conceptual and concept art deal with ideas. Yet in many ways these two approaches to picture-making reside at opposite ends of the art spectrum. Where conceptual art focuses on the idea itself while only begrudgingly including a tactile, visible component, concept art is ALL about dragging amorphous concepts into the revealing light of physical reality. Simply put, the purpose of concept art is to show us what stuff looks like.Read More
Through the course of your life, you build up a whole set of habits and attitudes that guide you through the day. Without these habits, it would be impossible to function. Imagine if you had to consciously think about every step when walking, as if you were a toddler again. But sometimes these learned habits get in the way, because their automatic action makes it hard to do things differently.Read More
Everyone’s memory declines with age. A number of factors lead to memory decline, but drawing is one of the most promising ways to improve memory, according to researchers. By connecting and processing information with multiple parts of the brain at once, drawing makes it easier for the mind to find its way to information when needed.
If you want to represent your company more effectively, you need to become the best brand ambassador you can be. Learning to reach out to the local community, showcase your expertise, and hire the right people can all enhance the effectiveness of these efforts, so you can grow your business and continue to build your brand.Read More
There is this “Myth of the Muse” that pervades artist culture (is there such a thing as artist culture? Berets, cappuccino and oblique sardonic musings about the state of society shared over Gruyère and cabernet? Sounds good. Count me in!).Read More
It’s one thing to contemplate an artist’s work on the walls of a gallery or in a good museum, or perhaps read a great article in a leading art magazine, but the perspective one receives is obviously limited and never totally complete until you have the opportunity to converse directly with the artist while in their studio.Read More
Yin Lu is a 22-year-old Brisbane-based Chinese Australian artist, who graduated from QUT in 2018 with a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts, majoring in Visual Arts, and is currently a postgraduate student at UQ studying Master of Primary Teaching.Read More
Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio.Read More
The marine biologist who gained international recognition for his paintings of sea creatures, spoke Wednesday at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s sixth annual STEAM luncheon. He took the more than 500 attendees on a journey through his 32-year career. The event was held at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion, which was decorated with pictures of coral reefs and sea life.Read More
Artist, conservationist, angler, diver, scientist, entrepreneur and explorer; those are some of the many achievements that describe Dr. Guy Harvey’s impressive career.
Growing up in Jamaica, Harvey spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the Island’s south coast. He was obsessed with marine life and began drawing pictures of the many different fish he observed.Read More
It’s been 11 years since David Bromstad took the world by storm when he won the debut season of HGTV’s Design Star. We had the opportunity to speak to the Miami local, picking his brain on his path to success, finding out what inspires the designer and what led him to be the multifaceted artist we see today.Read More
ACTRESS +WRITER + PRODUCER+ COMEDIAN: A CONVERSATION WITH 'THE GOLDBERGS' STAR
Art Hive: You’re a very talented comedic actress, well known for your hit television show on ABC, The Goldbergs, as well as productions such as Bridesmaids and Reno 911!. We’re very interested in knowing how you got started in comedy in the first place. Where did it all begin for you?
Wendi McLendon-Covey: Let me take you back to when I was a weird little kid. All I ever wanted to do was entertain and make people laugh. I used to watch The Carol Burnett Show all the time! I Love Lucy—all of those things—I loved variety shows and Sonny and Cher and Flip Wilson.Read More