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Why I Use The Lumber Yard For My Art Making Materials

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Why I Use The Lumber Yard For My Art Making Materials

  One thing I have learned as a practicing artist is Lumber yards offer great materials for art making at very reasonable costs. At Bolyard Lumber in   Birmingham, they let me have scored plywood for next to nothing. Then the guys in the yard cut it for me for a nominal rate.

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Three Ways I Get Inspired To Create Art

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Three Ways I Get Inspired To Create Art

When I was in art school, the professors used to say to use your source materials. Source materials are elements that are important to the artist to initiate  a creation. 

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Why I Enjoy Making Black and White Abstract Paintings

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Why I Enjoy Making Black and White Abstract Paintings

I love bright and colorful images as much as anyone. Most of my artwork consists of highly saturated collages and geometric patterns . I enjoy making this type of work and it is what I hang my hat on,

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5 Ways My Artwork Has Developed During The Lockdown

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5 Ways My Artwork Has Developed During The Lockdown

I try to look at some of the few good things that have come about from Covid-19.  Working from home, more time with family, outdoor walks and exercise are a few that come to mind. Although outdoor walks in February can be a bit of a challenge in Michigan, we try to make the best of it. I am convinced that having more time to expand my art process has had a positive influence on my work. Here are 5 ways it has helped me in my art practice 1. I try to work every day in my studio even if I...

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Art Work Procedure

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Art Work Procedure

      I don't try to make the creative process a mystery but in a way it is. For the last several years I have been creating colorful abstract art. Now I am incorporating collage and digital elements into my work. I believe it provides my work more depth and substance. It seems like I have to always be moving into new dimensions of artistic expression.  The whole idea of using your hands and mind in harmony and letting the process guide me brings on recurrent moments of joy that only the art making process can bring out.

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