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


Philosophy: this category of my blog is a catch-all, and its articles and videos focus on my art theories as well as on my philosophies about life.

Writers’ group

2018 . 07 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

painting of a woman's back


One of the lessons I learned at a writers’ group had nothing to do with words.


Painting babies / Peindre des bébés

2018 . 07 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn artist


I don’t have babies; I paint them. Je n’ai pas d’enfants; je peins des enfants.


Being a jerboa / Être un jerboa

2018 . 06 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel artist jerboa


These tiny animals are a good example. Ces animaux minuscules sont un bon exemple.


“Tu réfléchis trop.”

2018 . 06 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

photo abstraite


Plus jeune, je trouvais que c’était la plus grande insulte.

[English version]


Rage drawings / Des croquis furieux

2018 . 06 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Darth Trump drawing Gwenn Seemel


A treatment for depression. Un traitement pour la dépression.


When your friend likes bad art / Quand votre ami apprécie de l’art horrible

2018 . 05 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel artist


It’s a painful realization. C’est une prise de conscience douleureuse.


Artists are magical. / Les artistes sont magiques.

2018 . 05 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

rainbow cow-unicorn


And we should never forget it. Et il ne faut pas l’oublier.


The song in your heart / La chanson dans votre cœur

2018 . 04 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

canary bird art


How is your canary doing? Comment va-t-il, votre canari?


“The people who don’t get it can catch up.”

2018 . 04 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Amy Sherald


Amy Sherald is getting some pushback for her portrait of Michelle Obama and I love the way she’s handling it.


The tip of the iceberg / Le sommet de l’iceberg

2018 . 03 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Gwenn Seemel's art


Painting a polar bear and focusing on positivity. Peindre un ours polaire et se concentrer sur la positivité.


American ritual / Rituel américain

2018 . 03 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

Gwenn Seemel's art


I’m tired of living in fear. Je n’ai pas envie d’avoir peur tout le temps.


Everybody else has it easier. / La vie est plus facile pour les autres.

2018 . 03 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

duck art


Or do they? Ou est-ce vraiment 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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