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

English: this category of my blog includes all posts that are bilingual or are in English.

Antiracist artist / Artiste antiraciste

2017 . 09 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel

I have been called a racist many times in my career. On m’a nommée «raciste» à plusieurs reprises dans ma carrière.

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

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


If only artists understood.

Livestream 30 September! / Livestream le 30 septembre!

2017 . 09 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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This is a new thing I’m doing with my supporters on Patreon! C’est quelque chose de nouveau que je fais avec mes supporteurs sur Patreon!

Sunsets and sunset painters / Les couchers de soleil et les peintres des couchers de soleil

2017 . 09 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

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When bad things happen to someone, it doesn’t mean they are a bad person. Quand de mauvaises choses arrivent à quelqu’un, cela ne signifie pas qu’il est mauvaise personne.

Patron of my art

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

Gwenn Seemel

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.

Speaking at Wildfowers Too!

2017 . 09 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Long Beach Island, New Jersey artist Gwenn Seemel

On the afternoon of September 16th, on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

I won’t shut up.

2017 . 09 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

Trump painting by Gwenn Seemel

A video about how to deal with people who try to control your art.

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.

Drawing a butterfly / Dessiner un papillon

2017 . 08 . 31 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

monarch butterfly drawing

There’s never a perfect time to make art. Il n’y a jamais un moment parfait pour créer de l’art.

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]

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.

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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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