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Artist Strong Blog

Enjoy interviews and articles about creative process and our inherent creative spirit.

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...

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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...

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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...

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Who you should really compare your art with…

What if I told you there was a way to not only observe your growth to celebrate it as an artist, but also a tool that would help you figure out what’s next in your learning journey? Hi, my name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists build their skill and...

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4 Skills Every Abstract Artist Needs

In conversations around art and skill, often we assume the focus is realism. We aim to achieve realistic effects in our art. But, what about our abstract artists? How can artists who enjoy and focus on abstraction build their skill? Hi, my name is Carrie and here on...

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4 Steps to Improving Your Art Skill

Sometimes, it feels like no matter how hard you try, you are stuck. And that no matter how much you practice, you just can’t bring your art to the next level. It’s completely normal, but… it’s also completely possible to move past that feeling of stuckness and grow...

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How artists misinterpret the word skill

It’s easy to throw around the term skill without fully understanding its definition or application in the arts. So, what is skill? And how do artists use it? Hi, my name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists build their skill and develop their unique...

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What does it mean to be “good” at art?

I’ve had conversations with people who say they are “bad” at art, and it got me thinking about definitions of being good or bad. What does it actually mean when someone says they are bad, or good, at art? Hi, my name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists...

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10 Tools to Build Your Art Skill

There are so many YouTube videos, Instagram how-tos, and blog based tutorials it’s easy to get lost in the research and not actually show up for your art. So in the spirit of getting you back into the studio, or to your dining room table, here are some of the key...

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