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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.

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.


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)

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Quelques astuces pour rendre votre marketing en ligne plus efficace.

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

2017 . 08 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

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)

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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 (5)

Gwenn Seemel hummingbird art


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


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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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