Author Archive for Stephanie Gavan

The forgotten women artists of surrealism

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incognito woman face with green lips and pink brushstroke on face - women artists surrealism

We all know the works of Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst and Man Ray, but what about the women artists of surrealism? Whilst these names ring loud throughout the art historical canon, there are many others who have, until recently, fallen…

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A 6-step guide to art commissions

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older white artist adding finishes touches to naturescape painting in art studio

Commissioning works best when it’s approached as a collaboration, not a service.

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The mental health benefits of making art

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Try these three art therapy exercises at home.

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Interview with Tag Beckett: painting, positivity and finding your own visual language

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In this artist interview, we speak to Dublin-based painter Tag Beckett about process, positivity and manifesting your own visual universe.

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Artists in love: 5 artworks to swoon over this Valentine’s Day

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Bronze statue The Kiss by Auguste Rodin (1882) in the Tuileries Garden with Egyptian obelisk in background - Paris, France

From gravity-defying romance to bittersweet break-ups, matters of the heart remain as alluring as ever.

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Tips for joining and selling your art at artisan markets

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Selling art at artisan markets can be a great way to increase sales and visibility without the commitment of a brick-and-mortar store.

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How to prime paper and cardboard for oil painting

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A simple guide on how to prime these simple materials, allowing you to experiment without a hefty price tag attached.

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The dos and don’ts of working on an art series

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Some helpful tips to consider when creating your own art series.

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Express yourself: the art history of the selfie

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The desire for control over one’s self-image has been a concern of artists for centuries

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Art supplies: what to splurge on and where to save

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We’ve compiled a list of art supplies worth splurging on, and where you can afford to cut a few corners.

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