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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.

Business of art: this category of my blog includes all articles and videos that discuss how to make a living as an artist.

When making a gift of your art / Quand vous voulez offrir votre art comme cadeau

2017 . 11 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

drawing dog portrait

Art gifts aren’t like other gifts. Les cadeaux d’art ne sont pas comme les autres cadeaux.

How regular microdonations to artists can save the world

2017 . 11 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Shayla Maddox's art

In this rebooted article from Professional Artist magazine, Shayla Maddox shares her wisdom as well as her beautiful art.

What liking art means / Ce que cela veut dire quand on apprécie de l’art

2017 . 11 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Emma Larsson

I love the work of Emma Larsson. J’adore l’art d’Emma Larsson.

How to start promoting your art / Comment commencer à promouvoir votre art

2017 . 10 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

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Three tips for launching yourself. Trois petites astuces pour se lancer.

How to avoid art scams / Comment éviter les arnaques artistiques

2017 . 10 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

art scam

We’re all susceptible to being duped. N’importe qui peut être dupé.

It’s people not objects that allow artists to make a living.

2017 . 09 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


If only artists understood.

Patron of my art

2017 . 09 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

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One of my earliest and most supportive patrons died a couple days ago.

Why people commission portraits / Pourquoi on commande un portrait

2017 . 09 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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There’s just one main reason. Il n’y a qu’une raison principale.

Important artists and self-important ones / Les artistes importants et ceux qui sont vaniteux

2017 . 09 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

New Jersey artist Gwenn Seemel

This video explains the difference. Cette vidéo explique la différence.

How to choose between the self-taught route, going to art school, and getting a BA

2017 . 08 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Matt Sesow's art

In this rebooted article from Professional Artist magazine, Matt Sesow shares his wisdom as well as his beautiful art.

The rejected artist / L’artiste rejeté

2017 . 08 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

octopus heart drawing

It’s the way of things for an artist, but it doesn’t have to be depressing. La vie est comme ça pour un artiste, mais ce n’est pas obligatoirement déprimant.

Comment promouvoir votre art sur les réseaux sociaux

2017 . 08 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel YouTube

Quelques astuces pour rendre votre marketing en ligne plus efficace.

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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...

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