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

Video: this category of my blog includes all vlogs and posts that have videos in them.

Antiracist artist / Artiste antiraciste

2017 . 09 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

Gwenn Seemel

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

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

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

Gwenn Seemel

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.

Why people commission portraits / Pourquoi on commande un portrait

2017 . 09 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Gwenn Seemel

There’s just one main reason. Il n’y a qu’une raison principale.

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]

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]

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.

Angry art / L’art en colère

2017 . 08 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (9)

Trump painting by Gwenn Seemel

This is my presidential portrait. Voici mon portrait présidentiel.

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.

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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