Jun
1
2010

June Artist of the Month - Ranjini Venkatachari

Bio Ranjini Venkatachari was born and raised in southern India where she completed her Bachelors degree in mathematics. Before taking up colored pencils she has extensively worked in graphite and ethnic Indian painting techniques.Her works have been juried in many National and International shows across the US, like the Salmagundi Annual non-member exhibition, Leading masters of Contemporary Realism (International guild of Realism), Women Painters of Washington and Colored Pencil Society of America's International show. Ranjini's works have also been published in the American Artist, the International Artist and the Southwest arts magazine. ... [More]
May
31
2010

Artist - Craftsperson by Valerie (Valry) Drake

What’s the difference between an artist and a craftsperson?According to Dictonary.com it is fairly straightforward: an artist is “a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria” or “one who professes and practices an imaginative art” or “a person skilled in one of the fine arts”. A craftsperson is “a person who practices or is highly skilled in a craft.” But common usage seems to have modified the nuances of meanings in these words. We think of an artist as someone who works in the fine arts. Here I go back to Dictionary.com which defines fi... [More]

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