Houri - 36x48 Oils on Canvas

when you assume…

One of the things I love about my job is the assumption that is made about me as a woman who paints nudes. I’m easy, I’m a slut, I’m desperate for a new male model (despite my largely female portfolio) That I need pictures of men I don’t know sending me photos of themselves and…

Putin gone Wild: Russian censorship forcing artists to flee.

Putin’s delightful regime of censorship and despotism is no longer content with targeting our brothers and sisters in the GLBTI community and is now striking out at artists. especially artists that are expressing their displeasure at Putin’s tyranny. one artist depicted Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in lingerie. the artworks were seized by police,…

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Stephanie Key’s nude photos have her father’s support

I really approve of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key’s reaction to his Daughter’s photoshoot. He sent her to one of the best art schools in the world, the Paris College of Art, and is then thrilled to see that she is using her tuition to create the art she wants to create. His comments were not those of a politician, carefully primed and written, heading off a crisis or a threat to his career as some sources have implied, his words are those of a proud dad. not an embarrassed dad, but an encouraging and supportive one.

Houri - 36x48 Oils on Canvas

Does Testosterone affect our success?

In other studies, testosterone seemed to provide “winning streaks” that often occurred about ten in the morning. Funnily, I’ve always noted this is a hot hour for my painting, but I never thought to connect it with hormones. Of further interest, male brokers took more risks and traded more often than their female associates. It…

Not for Sale

on being an artist and a mother

Many times I’ve seen it written in online arenas. the introduction. “Hi, I’m a mother and an artist”- you can almost hear the pause that follows after “mother.” the pause that says that a mother is who they are first and foremost. and in that introduction, whether intended or not, the “artist” part ends up…

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Does Feminism have a place in the arts?

I read something recently that has made me start thinking again about the disparity of women in museums and galleries. This is a very real issue when over 50% of artists are female but less than 2% of the works in museums are by women. I was reading tips for artists and came across a…

Haurvatat 3D Daz Render

Women and Equality in the arts

There is an ugliness seeping through the high end of the art world. Something we all know about but have yet to change. Something that needs to be fixed. Disparity. What does it mean when only 2% of artists represented in top galleries and museums are female? Why are women such a minority in the…

Church and Sports vs Art – Which is higher risk?

Bill Henson is in the news again, this time for his controversial thoughts on the risks associated with Arts, Sports and the Church. In a recent interview with the Australian, Henson stated that when searching for high risk areas to children that “The last place you would start with would be the arts.” and that…