“The playful, spirited nature of my newer work allows me to create my own worlds. Painting enriches me to such an extent that, when I paint, I forget about the everyday’s problems.”
“A turning point in my work came about in 2010 when I was unable to walk for some time. I was no longer able to go on long walks with my camera, snapping pictures as I went.”
During Women’s History Month we celebrate the Founder of Agora Gallery, Ms. Miki Stiles.
“My work is always saying something. Whether it’s through a riddle, an enigma, or an encoded message, images which tell a story or carry some hidden meaning play an important role in my art.”
Australian artist Jessica Watson-Thorp spent a week in Moshi, Tanzania in a bid to experience the culture and give back to the community.
“I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else now and I will create until I die, that’s for sure.” Quebec artist VeroniKah shares her story.
“I feel that self-promotion is critical in today’s hyper-social, competitive world,” says the abstract painter.
Keep an eye out for competitions and other art opportunities. Read an interview with Carol Brooks Parker whose work was recently selected for a museum exhibit and learn how to really market your art!
The self-taught photographer discusses her struggles and how professional training can help an artist advance further in their career.
Self-taught artist David J. Marchi says that having had no professional art training gives him the encouragement and freedom to simply create from his heart.
“I paint for the challenge and joy of being able to express myself,” says self-taught artist, Robert Ellison.
Donating art to charity is a subject particularly relevant over the holiday season. Two of our artists share their experience.