Best Art Books to Read in 2022
by Lee Down
03-10-2022

Dreaming about a new colorful art book that looks stylish on your coffee table? Of course, it’s not the deciding factor in buying it. However, the design is just as important. So in this article, we’ve cast the net wide to present you with the most outstanding art books you owe yourself to read in …
Why there is no such thing as good art or bad art
by Lee Down
26-09-2022

If you attend Emily Carr University of Art + Design, one thing you might encounter is an art professor telling you it is never encouraged to judge what is good art and bad art. All art is art. It is an expression of human emotion and intent. Therefore, it is not right to speculate on …
Creating Art Positively Impacts Mental Health
by Lee Down
24-09-2022

It’s estimated that one in five adults in the U.S. alone will experience some form of mental illness. This only includes those that admit to it or have sought treatment and a formal diagnosis. Unfortunately, those numbers may be even higher. Especially with the recent surge in remote work, mental struggles have skyrocketed. Whether that’s …

by Lee Down
20-09-2022

Do you know what fine art photography is? How does it differ from stock photography, and why do some pictures cost nothing and others go for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auctions? Let’s discuss photography fine art, find out how to recognize one, and discover new ideas on how to create visual art. Fine …

by Lee Down
14-09-2022

As an artist, you may wonder what career options are available to you in the world of FX, animation, and games. There is a piece of good news that can actually thrill you. The fact is that as daunting as it may seem, there are plenty of opportunities for any artist to find a rewarding …
Building your brand as an artist
by Lee Down
12-09-2022

The life of an artist has changed dramatically even in the last couple of decades. Once, this career path would have been relatively limited to gallery exhibitions, patronage, and private commissions. Alternatively, it would be largely focused on more commercial endeavors, such as advertising images or book illustrations. Today, being an artist can open you …
Benefits of Traveling to See Art
by Lee Down
23-08-2022

Not many people have the good fortune to live out their days in the great cultural centers of the world. Relatively few people can opt to spend a summer in Europe. For many, the idea of a personal art collection is confined to framed posters and resin statuettes. All too often, the closest people get …
Tips for Writing an Art Proposal
by Lee Down
18-08-2022

Have you ever wondered how artists create their masterpieces? It is possible to imagine how an experienced and respectable master teaches the younger one to draw and use different colors in their studio. Everything is calm, old-fashioned, and noble there. But how do modern creators build their craziest installations and performances? Do they count on …
Investing in Art, Gallery of Paintings
by Lee Down
12-08-2022

While the economy might be in a bit of a recession, the art market continues to boom. No matter how bad times get, art is a universal language that speaks to everyone in some way and brings them joy. And not only is art a pleasure to look at, but it’s also something that people …
How Artists Sell Your Art Online in 2022
by Lee Down
12-08-2022

Thanks to the Internet, gifted people can share their creativity with others, advertise themselves, and find like-minded people and sponsors. In addition, artists have the opportunity to sell their paintings with the help of online platforms. But, how to master the web marketplace? What do you need to know to sell your painting profitably? And …