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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.

Brilliant letter

2018 . 02 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


What writing to art historians taught me about being an artist.

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.

Don’t forget / N’oubliez pas

2017 . 11 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel flower art

Many stories are told about this flower. On raconte beaucoup d’histoires à propos de cette fleur.

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

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

Gwenn Seemel

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

Me too.

2017 . 10 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (10)

Tabitha Vevers' When We Talk About Rape IV

What I learned about myself when I came across Tabitha Vevers’ art.

Self-confidence as an artist / La confiance en soi en tant qu’artiste

2017 . 10 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel art

It’s an ever-evolving thing. Cela évolue au cours d’une carrière.

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

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


If only artists understood.

This is your brain on affirmative action.

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

painted portrait

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.

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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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