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


Featuring artists: this category of my blog includes articles and videos which show the work of artists besides myself or which talk about other artists’ work.

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

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

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If only artists understood.


This is your brain on affirmative action.

2017 . 08 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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Everyday activism can be small and still have a big impact, like with what I describe in this video.

[version française]


Voici votre cerveau sous l’emprise de l’action positive.

2017 . 08 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn dans son atelier


Le militantisme quotidien peut être petit mais peut quand même avoir un impact majeur, comme avec ce que je décris dans cette vidéo.

[English version]


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.


Seeing you, seeing me / Vous voir, me voir

2017 . 08 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

painting of Marvin Levitt by Gwenn Seemel


How I ended up painting Marvin Levitt’s portrait. Comment j’ai fini par peindre le portrait de Marvin Levitt.


Inspiration for a body of work / L’inspiration pour une collection d’œuvres

2017 . 07 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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How I came up with Empathetic Magic. Comment je suis arrivée à La magie empathique.


Among the living and the dead

2017 . 07 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Inara Verzemnieks' book


One of my favorite writers is launching a new book!


Unintended audience

2017 . 06 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

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As I get ready to open my new show, I’m thinking about how to communicate with the people who are not a part of my audience.


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.


Drawing Frida, the bear, and the television

2017 . 05 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel drawing


In this video, I explain the choices I made to create the image.


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.


Respect is not a scarce resource. / Le respect n’est pas une ressource rare.

2017 . 04 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel painting


Even though some people weirdly insist that it is. Même si certaines personnes insistent bizarrement que c’est le cas.


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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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