Author Archive for Holly Daffurn

Times have changed: the evolving role of an artist

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Throughout history the role of an artist has changed dramatically. What is the current role of an artist? What is the purpose of art?

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Beyond the Canvas: 7 Ways to Make Money Aside from Selling Your Work

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Making a living from selling your art work alone can be a real struggle, especially at times when the financial climate is dire and people don’t have the spare money to pay for artwork. Here are a few suggestions of…

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Breaking Boundaries: Ways to Push Yourself as an Artist

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As artists we often settle in our comfort zone. It is especially easy to do so when your work is selling well, the feedback is strong and you are facing less obstacles. How long should we stay in that comfort…

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The Self-Portrait: The Bravest Form of Art?

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Self-portraits are immensely interesting. Most of us have painted them. It is easier and more convenient to reach for the mirror than to get someone else to sit for a long time. Yet the image we see is always in…

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Interview with Davide Mengoli of FloatArt London

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FloatArt London provides a platform for talented graduates to present their work to a wider audience. Their programme of support and guidance; professional, personal and educational development; and their annual graduates’ show all contribute to the way in which this…

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Artists Exploring Unusual Media

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When we talk about art, it is often the conventional methods that dominate the conversation. Yet many contemporary artists are using brave choices of media to portray both rich emotional work and aesthetic beauty, and to make a statement. Here…

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