Making Art That Fits Your Life (Instead Of Fitting Your Life To Your Art) Read more Is Art A Job Or A Joy? Why Romanticising Artists’ Work Is Harmful
What do I mean by making art that fits your life? A while ago, I wrote about the cycle of burnout that I’ve experienced by trying to achieve too much in too short a space of time. I took a quote from that post and put it on Instagram: Another artist commented, “Ok. What […]
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Romanticising artists’ work is harmful “Painting is not a job, it’s a joy.” So said Jonathan Jones in a review of Rose Wylie’s show at the Serpentine Gallery, Quack Quack. This stuck with me. Jones was getting ahead of the reaction to Wylie’s naïve-style work, saying that, in the UK, we need more of Wylie’s […]
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Fancy supporting me on Patreon? Of course, I’d love to have your support, as the benefits to me as an artist are obvious: being able to invest more money into the materials I need for my ongoing practice, like paints, brushes, frames, printing equipment and more… but why should you want to support me? […]
Burnout. Give me something I love, and I’ll find a way to make myself hate it. I don’t mean people or even objects; I mean things I do. Let me get a whiff of being good at something, and I’ll want to be the best – or at least the best I can be. The cycle. The harder […]