Glass Collecting for Beginners Hello and welcome! For those interested in glass collecting then we have some advice for you, whether you have money to invest or are looking to collect glass on a budget or even for free! For those of you fortunate enough to have money to invest, […]

Last January, I visited my friends’ ranch in Ingram and painted the Plein air (below left.) The morning was overcast and misty, but as the sun peeped over the hills, the sky took on a soft pink cast. After I returned to my studio I decided to paint 2 large […]

Yesterday Carl Randall posted his portrait of Raymond Briggs on Facebook to mark the news of his death age 88 on Tuesday. Last night I watched two programmes about Raymond Briggs on BBC (links below are to the programmes on iPlayer) – both of which I highly recommend The first was […]

Reading with Pulitzer Prize–Winning Poet Natasha Trethewey and Conversation with Miguel A. Valerio and Ilona Katzew scemcem Thu, 09/01/2022 – 09:48 Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Natasha Trethewey will offer a reading in response to the casta paintings in the exhibition Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800, […]

While the back of the house we rented in Mendocino faced the ocean the front entered through a wooden gate and down a winding path filled with flowers. This English-style garden was an Art Form that inspired us all! The placement and scale, warm and cool colors, and textures of […]

Marc Voß started seriously collecting Star Wars memorabilia in 2006 when he bought his first life-size bust of Darth Maul. Over the years, he has transformed his home into a Tatooine-esque treasure trove of Star Wars props, life-size statues, and busts. If living in a cabin in the middle of the Dune […]

The Importance of Business in the Art World The importance of business in the art world is a topic that is merely the tip of the iceberg regarding the lack of essential business knowledge taught to artists and art students.  Looking at the art industry today, there has been a significant increase […]