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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.

The fine art of burning bridges (and building new ones)

2017 . 08 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

New Jersey artist Gwenn Seemel


Sometimes it’s good for your art career to tell people off.


Joyful serenity / Une grande sérénité joyeuse

2017 . 08 . 13 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Framablog Gwenn Seemel


When an interview question becomes a life answer. Quand une question d’entrevue devient une réponse pour la vie.


All the ways artists spend money

2017 . 08 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

shark art


Getting a handle on your expenses does wonders for your confidence and your career.


How to commission an artist / Comment commander une œuvre d’art

2017 . 07 . 31 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

painterly portrait of a man


In this video I provide three tips for making the process fun. Dans cette vidéo je vous donne trois astuces pour rendre le processus plus positif.


Most people don’t want you to fail in your art career.

2017 . 07 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel hummingbird art


I haven’t done an official survey, but I’m pretty sure that I’m right on this.


Are you qualified to be an artist? / Êtes-vous qualifié pour être artiste?

2017 . 07 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel


This question is a great learning opportunity. Cette question vous donne la possibilité d’apprendre plein de choses intéressantes.


Promoting your art effectively / Promouvoir son art de manière efficace

2017 . 06 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel on Bust


How I got four articles in two weeks. Comment j’ai réussi à avoir quatre articles en quinze jours.


Surprise portrait / Portrait surprise

2017 . 06 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

dog portrait


It’s lovely when my work gets to be part of a special moment. C’est génial quand mon art fait partie d’un moment important.


You make a difference.

2017 . 05 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Gwenn Seemel art


The not-so-happy resolution to the saga of trying to display educational art at public libraries in a conservative county in the US.


Artists shouldn’t work for free. / Les artistes ne devraient pas travailler gratuitement.

2017 . 05 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

subway painting


Or should they? À moins qu’ils drevraient le faire?


How artists decide what to sell and what to give away

2017 . 05 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Justyne Fischer's art


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


Podtastic!

2017 . 05 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Decipher Podcast


I was invited to join Decipher Podcast to talk about copyright and artists making money from their work.


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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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