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about women representation in art

An archaeologist from the future looking at our present time movies would have a very distorted picture of our reality: He would think for exemple that 90% percent of the population is white, that women are not able to take many decisions on their own, especially in times of crisis, that the majority of their […] Read more

4 versions of the same linoprint by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

One great advantage of working with linoprints, or any kind of hand printing technique for that matter, is that you can experiment with different colors and different supports with the same linocut plates. You might also ne interested in: How to hand print linocuts I recently carved lino plates for a forest triptych that would have […] Read more

For my non Canadian readers, Culture Days is a annual pan Canadian event aimed at promoting public participation and engagement in Art. For a weekend many artists studios, music schools, theaters, community centers… organize free activities, preferably with participation of the public . You can read more about Culture Days on their website here. I […] Read more

pushing your limits as an artist

I am selling a few online classes on this blog and 2 of them (26 weeks of inspiration and training and 12 weeks of drawing explorations) are built around assignments and  feedback I give to artists. The way it works is participants fill out a form at the end of each assignment and they share […] Read more

Life drawing, art, nudity and culture

I was born and raised in France and have been living in North America for the last 20 years. At first, I could see many obvious cultural differences, in particular with the relation towards food (quantities are smaller in Europe) or with politeness (Canadians are definitely more polite than French people :) )but as time […] Read more

Stretching mini linoprints on canvas

Recently I have been printing some of my linocuts on canvas, with the idea of stretching it and varnishing it later so it looks like a small painting. You can buy ink from Speedball that is specifically designed to print on fabric. The design has been printed on canvas. They will need to dry for […] Read more

how to deal with a copycat

This scenario happened to most professional artists: You spend years developing a style, technique and a subject matter that is uniquely yours. You get to that point after lots of questioning on the meaning of your art and why you make the art that you make . You then spend a lot of time and […] Read more

Testing alternatives carving materials for lino printing

I think I am officially addicted to lino printing ! As surfaces to carve can become quite costly and as I am thinking of working on bigger scale prints., I have been looking for alternative materials to use for carving and printing. You might also be interested in : Getting started with Linocut printing How […] Read more