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]
Jul
1
2011

Celebrating American Artists this 4th of July

Inspiring American paintings for Independence Day! This 4th of July weekend, why not brush up on your American art history?  Many great artists -- and art movements -- were born and worked right here in the USA, inspiring generations of artists after them.  From sculptors and photographers to filmmakers, performance artists, printmakers and more,  America has been melting pot not only for nationalities, but for artistic styles as well.  Over the past 235 years, America has borne thousands of talented artists, more than we could possibly name here. Here are just a very few of our country's most beloved painters!... [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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