Inspiration, shiny syndrome and the search for a penseive

Many artists say that to be a professional you need to rid yourself of the notion of inspiration. that you have to create all the time regardless of feeling inspired or motivated or artistic. That you should always create. And I agree, to a certain extent, we should always create, it is part of what…

Friday nude quotes

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Steve Jobs in his Stanford Graduation Speech Written on my iPad. Thankyou Steve, you will be missed.

To sydney and back again..

Yesterday I had the great joy of presenting on a panel at Manning Bar in the beautiful Sydney university. As part of the verge arts festival and the regular Tuesday talks program the topic was Too Rude? Nudity, art and adolescence. I was honored to be invited and delighted when they offered to fly me…

Why being obsessive produces better art

The more I get absorbed in this complex steampunk series the more I wonder about my obsessive tendencies and artists in general. Recently, I’ve been having a hard time painting, something was gnawing at the back of my mind. Like a face I couldn’t put a name to it was elusive and irritating. Something was…

Friday Nude Quotes

‘I wasn’t supposed to say that, was I’ I said …’But that doesn’t make any sense… Women are naked in paintings. People buy paintings, don’t they? Women pose for them.’ Kvothe – The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

Friday Nude Quotes

Many celebrities have appeared on the cover of Playboy, but not nude, including Claudia Schiffer, Paris Hilton, Goldie Hawn, Raquel Welch, Barbra Streisand, Brooke Shields and Donald Trump. Lauren Malone

To thine own self be true.. Nude art and sensuality

One of the reasons i’ve had a hard time writing in this blog lately (apart from being insanely busy) is that i’ve been afraid that i’ve said everything there is to say on the subject of non sexual nudes. I’ve waxed lyrical and vehemently about the difficulties nude art faces because people cannot distinguish nudity…