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


Portraiture: this category of my blog includes articles and videos that talk about the genre of portraiture.

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.


Every person is a work of art. / Chaque personne est une œuvre d’art.

2017 . 06 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel


Formed by the world as much as by ourselves. Formée par le monde autant que par nous-mêmes.


Observation, beauty, imagination, and why

2017 . 05 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

woman


Making art and questioning America’s fixation on violence.

[version française]


L’observation, la beauté, l’imagination, et le pourquoi

2017 . 05 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

homme


Créer de l’art et demander pourquoi les américains sont fixés sur la violence.

[English version]


Knowing who you are / Savoir qui on est

2017 . 05 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

sailor cheerleader


Can you be anything other than what I think you are? Pouvez-vous être autre chose que ce que je pense que vous êtes?


Activism that changes the world / Un militantisme qui change le monde

2017 . 05 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

painting


It’s not about marching in the streets. Ça n’a rien a voir avec les manifestations.


On religion / À propos de la religion

2017 . 05 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

rainbow hijab art


What I think when I see a woman wearing a headscarf. Ce que je pense quand je rencontre une femme qui porte le voile.


Being an ally is scary. / Être allié fait peur.

2017 . 04 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (10)

Gwenn Seemel with painting


Admitting the fear is the first step in getting over it. Il faut admettre sa peur pour pouvoir la surmonter.


Drawing year

2017 . 04 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

blue frog art


It’s been a little more than a year since I upped the prices of my drawings on paper.


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.


Why I say “fat” / Pourquoi je dis «grosse»

2017 . 04 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (14)

Gwenn Seemel with painting


Talking about fat people is often delicate. Parler de personnes grosses est souvent délicat.


Digging in / Creuser

2017 . 04 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

black and white painted portrait


It’s much more interesting than discovery. C’est beaucoup plus intéressant que la découverte.


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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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