“I focus on how the commonality of
shared patterns connects people” —Phyllis Gorsen
I quietly seek connections among us. I find solace in subtle cues from the universe that I am not alone. I find the accidental proof, like universal symbols found in pictorial language, give me the strongest feeling that we can find a way to communicate, eventually. Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, painter Phyllis Gorsen, seeks those same connections through pattern.
Find yourself in the patterns of AAAD Artist of the Day, painter Phyllis Gorsen!
“Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth and when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.” –David Bowie
Art is always an exercise in bravery, in chance, in putting your creativity out to be judged. The payoff in freedom from the fear of failure and growth through experimentation are immeasurable. Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Anne Blair Brown, has such a great perspective on art sales, testing technique and being brave. Read more here.
Explore more work by Artist of the Day, painter Anne Blair Brown!
Fresh foods are the reward for surviving the Summer heat, right? But many of my favorite foods are harvested, locally to me anyway, until September or later –watermelon, Brussels sprouts & sweet potatoes. Here’s a link to finding the harvest schedule for your area. This next Call is fresh for October publication. Take a look…
Check out this Call for Entries from Fresh Paint Magazine (print & digital) for the October 2016 Edition, from this international independent bi-monthly art magazine based in US and UK . Open to more than painting...
CALL for ENTRIES:
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists 18+
MEDIA: Open to all forms of painting, drawing, art photography, sculpture and mixed media are eligible.
DEADLINE: August 25, 2016
NOTIFICATION: September 15, 2016
ENTRY FEE: £30 for up to 2 (approx. $44 USD), £5 ea. add’l (approx. $7.76 USD).
CURATOR: Director & Founder, Bo-Lee Gallery, London – Jemma Hickman
AWARDS: Winning artists will be published in the next digital and print issue of FreshPaintMagazine (October 2016).
For complete details, Read the Full Call!
We are PROUD to have Fresh Paint Magazine as a sponsor of AAAD!
“I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the
neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security
of the streets.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The one thing for which we all seem to long is feeling safe in the ‘neighborhood of man.’ Now, here, it feels like such an unlikely longing. Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Hollie Chastain, creates glimpses, tiny microcosms of personality, individuality, of comfort. Welcome home.
Find a place to BE in the collage work of AAAD Artist of the Day, Hollie Chastain!
“I wanted to explore how we can consume enough to survive without consuming too much.” —Greg Holden Regan
My thoughts are consumed with how small I can live these days. How little space can I use? How little stuff do I need? How liberating would it be? My current stumbling blocks to small space involve food. No surprise. Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Greg Holden Regan, addresses consumption using food as the catalyst to start the conversation.
Nourish yourself with the work of AAAD Artist of the Day,
mixed media painter Greg Holden Regan!
“Watercolors taught me about life, because I created tons of failures over repeated attempts.” — Sunga Park
With xenophobia rocking every continent these days, I find myself drawn to universal symbols and signs and habits. I love seeing clotheslines the world over –streetlamps, sidewalks, door knockers. We are so much more alike than we are different. The work of today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Sunga Park, takes me around the world, but the details land me right back on my doorstep.
Take a trip around the world with AAAD’s Artist of the Day, watercolorist Sunga Park!