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BCD#22

Blind Contour Drawing #22 – “Fingal” Gillian Ayres, 2005 Gillian Ayres was born in 1930 in Barnes, London and grew up in comfort due to her family’s hat making business. She developed interest in art early and enrolled at the age of 16 in the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts. Ayres exhibited with Young…

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Thrive Talk by Marlene Lowden – My personal artist story

Meet my teachers and hear my very personal story on becoming an artist. This is an audio recording (with slides) of my talk for Thrive on March 29th, 2017. Public speaking is pretty scary and sharing your personal story adds another layer of vulnerability. I want to thank the Thrive network for the invitation to…

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Unity in Diversity Artist Statement via video!

  This is my artist’s statement about my new series of oil paintings called the Unity in Diversity series.  Less than a minute and perhaps, my more serious philosophical side.     If you’d rather read than watch – here’s a slightly longer version: Unity in Diversity It comes from the shadow and the light.…

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What do you dream of?

I’ll tell you that I’ve dreamt about being a painter for as long as I can remember. I didn’t believe that I ever would be for almost as equally long. Thankfully something shifted. I can’t remember the circumstances. You would think it would have been a dramatic epiphany, but no. It could have been one…