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

4 Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci

I recently finished reading the biography out on Leonard da Vinci by Walter Isaacson and discovered some new things about this artist legend I couldn’t wait to share with you.   Hi my name is Carrie Brummer and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build...

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How to Be an Artist Creator Profile: Grace Chon

Grace Chon is a commercial and editorial animal photographer, acclaimed for her highly expressive portraits of animals and authentic photos of people and their pets. Her clients include ad agencies, pet brands, magazines, publishing companies, celebrities, and TV...

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How to Be an Artist: Willow Paule

Willow Paule is a documentary photographer, educator and blogger currently living in Indonesia. As an introvert, she uses photography as a tool to connect and explore her curiosity about other people. Her photographs tell the intimate stories of everyday people and...

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How to Be an Artist: Emily McLaughlin

Emily is a mixed-media illustrator, with a preference for watercolor and digital art. She is a recent graduate from Montgomery County Community College with an Associates in Fine Arts, and had the joy and privilege of being the Editor-in-Chief of the college’s art and...

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How to Be an Artist: Holly Dean

Holly Dean is an artist and art educator who believes EVERYONE (and I mean everyone) deserves to have play in their life. She helps people embrace their creativity and celebrate the joy, health, and better quality of life play brings to your life.   In this next...

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How to Be an Artist: Alexandra Finkeldey

  Alex Finkeldey is a freelance illustrator based in Ottawa, Canada. She is the artist behind Scatterbee Illustration & Design. She uses both traditional and digital mediums to capture her favourite subjects, which typically include animals, people, plants,...

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5 Different Ways to Frame Your Art

It’s a time of celebration: you’ve been accepted into that group show you’ve always wanted to be part of, or maybe you even have the fortune of preparing for your first solo show! How do you prepare that work so it’s “gallery ready?” Is there a right or wrong way to...

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How to Be an Artist Creator Profile: Anne Ruthmann

Today in our series How to Be an Artist, our Creator Profile features multi-passionate creative Anne Ruthmann. Her work focuses on photography but she’s also about to take a hiatus to travel the world! In this conversation we talk about: what finding voice and style...

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