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How to Be an Artist: Kirsten Francis

Kirsten Francis is a mixed media artist living in Encinitas, CA. She received a BFA in Printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR and was a printmaker for many years. Francis creates colorful and intricate collages using a combination of found...

The ONLY way an artist grows

Since I’ve taken a break from my art, and finished my exhibition, I feel this little twinge each time I go on Instagram and spot another artist making work I admire. Sometimes, it’s a wee bit of jealousy, like I wish I had thought of that. Other times, I look at their...

How artists slow their own creative growth

Do the words rules or systems make you cringe? Do you feel an inner call to rebel and talk about being called to your own artistic path, free from those restrictions? Hi my name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build your skill and develop...

How to Be an Artist: Athina Neocleous

Athina Neocleous is a visual artist. She has always been passionate and intrigued by art and artists, but it was not until after acquiring her degree in Mathematics and Statistics and moving to London to obtain her qualification as a chartered accountant that she...