Jul
6
2011

July Artist of the Month - HM Craig

My name is HMCraig, and I currently live in the Boston area. My life has taken me to many places, on many adventures in the US and in Europe.My work focuses on light and color. My subjects are often flowers and glass. Flowers provide me with limitless opportunities to play with form and color. Glass lets me explore reflection and refraction of light.  The large format of my paintings and the closely cropped compositions enable me to have the viewer thrust into something I find small and beautiful. I hope the viewer sees the same beauty as I did.Additionally, my paintings serve as therapy. I sustained a mild Traumatic Brain Injury in 2009... [More]
Jun
27
2011

It's ARTY time

It's ARTY time!Please join in our fun game, you can comment right on this page! Sometimes, when the heat is oppressive ( like now :-) ) or you're suffering from a creative block, it's good to take a little time out and just be silly! We've all had those times where no matter what, the image or idea we're trying to get across in our art is just not cooperating: and the harder we try, the worse the outcome seems to get. Often, the best way to deal with these instances is simply not to. Leave your painting, your sculpture, your drawing — before you rip it to pieces in frustration — and focus on something else for a while. Sure,... [More]
Jun
23
2011

My life is art. Art is my life.

Being an artist isn't just about putting pencil to paper, or brush to canvas. Art can and does mean so much more than that, to so many people. Art is a way of seeing the world, a way of expression, oftentimes a compulsion: we simply must create! Art may be a way to explore your world or your imagination. Art may inspire a beginning painter to take steps into learning a new medium, or an accomplished artist to experiment with a new technique. Art is teaching, art is learning. Art can be exciting, empowering, and an expression of love. Art can be a challenge: both frustrating and rewarding at the same time, leading to a sense of a... [More]

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