Jerry's Artarama Artist Resource Blog

Preserving our Past by Wilson Bickford

As artists, we are able to record the details of our generation for all posterity. To prove my point, I will mention two names: George Washington and Jesus Christ. Upon reading those names, it’s without question that a “visual” popped into your head, correct? The reason is that you have a reference to these two…..

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February Artist of the Month – Kira Ayn Varszegi

Kira Ayn Varszegi – Hartford, CT I’m a self-taught, self-representing professional artist/photographer, best known for my breast paintings and past collaborative projects with Koopa the turtle (now retired from painting.) My body of work is largely abstract and colorful with neutrals available somewhat rarely. I’ve been offering fine art breast paintings on eBay since 2001……

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Devil & Angel: Is Photography Art?

Image by: Ira Goldstein Angkor Wat Black and White Photo JOE DiGiULiO: This is a difficult question for me as a painter. When I see a “Call to Artist” for a juried show, I tend to look and see if the show will have category awards for Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Woodworking, Photography and the like……

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Help! I’m Stuck! by Jeanne Bessette

O.k. let’s face it. We all get stuck. It’s panic time and we feel like we will never make another worthy piece of art as long as we live. Or even worse, we insist on working in this energy and every piece we touch turns to garbage. It can sometimes go on for days, weeks…..

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Call it what you want by TMNK

Rat Race 18×24 Mixed Media on Masonite 2009 I’m not much into labels. I simply try to express a thought or a feeling in some form of visual permanence. But when listing my work in catalogs and exhibitions, the term mixed-media is most often used. Mixed-media? Yes, I deploy a mash-up of mediums in the…..

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Where Does Inspiration Come From by Carissa Goldstein

Art has always been a mystical field for me. Having taken only one art class in high school, I didn’t have a lot of exposure other than visits to art galleries. I would wander from piece to piece at each gallery, stunned at how these artists came up with such amazing ideas. Where did these…..

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Take A Hike by Wilson Bickford

If you want to get your creative juices flowing, sometimes you just have to get out into Mother Nature’s domain. Winters here in northern NY can be quite brutal, with minus 20s and 30s pretty common in January and February. There are acres and acres of meadows and thick woods behind my home which I…..

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I’m A Cheater! by Heather Goldstein

Yes, I said it, I’m a cheater! I am a young artist and I have only been studying the figure for 3 years, but I have found that if it is something you are passionate about, you will do the work. Any figure painter will tell you the difficulties of proportions. In school we learn…..

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My Creative Process from The Me Nobody Knows (TMNK)

Salt and Pepper 18″x24″ Mixed Media on Masonite 2009 I was asked recently about my creative process as though I had some formula for coming up with my paintings. For me, each painting is a unique journey, a planned, yet unexpected accident. I knew where I was trying to go, but how did I end…..

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Three Artist Must Haves by Angeline Marie Martinez

  There are three items that I always have with me and I would like to share them with you. Most are curious about how I can work as an artist but not be obvious about it. Here are my “must haves” as an artist: 1. Observation Skills The first item is what my boyfriend…..

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