The Gap between your abilities and your taste

This excellent video by Ira Glass gives inspiring advice to creative people everywhere. It speaks to the fact that, when you’re first starting out on your artistic adventure,  your work will fall short of your expectations. The trick is to MAKE A LOT OF STUFF. Through sheer persistence, and logging in a lot of hours you will get there.

International Painting Annual 3


Val has been selected for inclusion in a book of international painting, INPA3, published by Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre in Cincinatti, Ohio. The final selection includes 115 works by 82 artists from around the world, including Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, and the United States. The book includes essays by Matt Metzger and Willie Robertson.

To purchase your copy of INPA3:
Go to the Online Supplemental Resource for purchase information, artist biographies, artist statements, and details of sample works for each artist included in the publication.

Stuff I Like

Anthony Eyton is a UK artist and champion mark-maker. Working primarily in oil painting and pastel drawing, he makes images from things he sees in the street near his studio, from his travels, as well as some interiors, portraiture and the occasional commission, such as projects for Eden Conservatory and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall (when it still had a turbine) . His work has a way of capturing a feeling of time passing within each image, a curious flicker as if it were a time-lapse movie.

Anthony Eyton, Emerging Cherry Blossom