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  • True story

    A gradually increasing sense of boredom and dis-ease with my current paintings led me to throw it all out this week and start fresh. I am now less certain where I am…

  • Clean slate

    I was taught to clean my palette each day after painting. Needless to say, I have never gotten in the habit of that, which is why every few weeks I find myself…

  • How to tell if you’re an artist

    I have thought about it a lot, and I believe I have the answer to what is the most basic requirement for being an artist (or at least what drives me): An…

  • Why you should hide your graduate degree and burn your artist statement

    I was recently re-reading some of art critic Dave Hickey’s hilariously titled Air Guitar, a book of essays on “art and democracy.” If you are an artist or just interested in art…

  • Something simple

    Even after all of these years it still amazes me how easy it is to get distracted when I first go into the studio. To find something to clean, someone I really…

  • Being done

    I think this might actually be done, which would be a nice surprise. I will let it sit for a day or two and see if it continues to feel resolved. It…