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What the Hell is Instagram Trying to Tell Me?

I’ve been posting to Instagram for a few years now. When I first joined I wasn’t really using it to promote my art, so I posted infrequently. When I eventually read up about it and realized it was a good tool to promote my work, I was still hesitant. It’s becoming a cliche to say […]

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Dammit! Sometimes I Have to Start All Over!

Just to clarify, for a while I thought I had to have the word “hell” in every post title, but then I went back to the beginning of this blog and realized that the first one had “damn” in it and not “hell” as I had falsely remembered. So that means going forward, it will […]

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Who the Hell is Stan Dickie?

Since I’ve been writing about Stupidism for the last two weeks, it seems like a good time to bring up Stan Dickie. Stan Dickie is a character–an alter-ego–of sorts that developed, well by accident  when I was doing my Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Ottawa. He happened because I was stuck. […]

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Here’s the Damn Stupidist Manifesto

Last week I wrote about my long-standing idea for an art movement called Stupidism, and I mentioned that I had written the Stupidist Manifesto while I was in grad school. I also mentioned that one of my professors at the University of Ottawa was somewhat offended by it. But that’s not to say that there […]

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What the Hell is Stupidism?

Back in the 2000s, when I was an undergrad at the University of Manitoba School of Art I had an idea. And that was to start an “art movement” called Stupidism. This idea has been floating around in my head for years, so does that mean it’s a good idea? I mean, bad ones don’t […]

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What the Hell is it with Caricature?

As my regular reader(s) knows, I have of late been using caricature as a starting point for my pop-culture paintings rather than regular portraits. And I’m having a lot of fun with it, but I’m certainly not the greatest caricaturist in the world. I mean there are amazing ones out there. But, as I’ve written […]

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Who the Hell Knew?

So I had an interesting week! It all has to do with the fact that I have very tentatively started to dip my toes into the online art market. I feel like I have a saleable product, but I’m also aware that it’s a niche market. In fact, when I really think about it, what […]

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What the Hell is my Damn Motivation?

As you can imagine, I follow a lot of artists on social media. It’s kind of a thing artists do. In fact, it seems that a whole lot of my followers on social media are fellow artists. It goes without saying that artists are having as much trouble coping with the Covid situation as anyone, […]

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Caricature? Why the Hell Not?

I wasn’t one of those kids who drew obsessively. When I was younger I had a friend that I would draw with, but just before I turned 12 we moved away and I mostly stopped drawing. I still drew cartoons occasionally—I never really cared to draw anything else, but I guess I needed the push […]

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