BOOKS FOR SALE
I recently created an entirely new section of my site to gather all my books together in one location. As an added bonus, this also allowed me to put the entire e-book Crime Against Nature directly on my site. You can flip through it here.
And, to celebrate my tenth anniversary as a full-time working artist, I published this new e-book. It’s about how art marketing isn’t just about selling more art. You can read it here for FREE, or there’s a downloadable PDF version of the book available for $3.
WRITINGS AND TALKINGS ON THE WEB
- My free culture advocacy was remarked on here by Leigh Beadon of Tech Dirt in 2012.
BLOGGING WITH VIDEO AND IN FRENCH
I keep a blog that is sometimes in French and often in English—more and more the articles and videos are presented bilingually. It’s a lot of writing and process images with a good amount of photos and videos too.
The video at right is an example of my vlogging. In it, I talk about how an artist’s style evolves.
ON FREE CULTURE
I understand that copyright as a law protects the expression of an idea and not the idea itself, but copyright as a concept extends into other realms, both in my brain and in society.
In my brain copyright makes me feel like I own what I contribute to culture, which is silly since I use so much of the culture that already exists in order to make new culture. And in society copyright often ends up being used to stop artists from sampling from other artists, interrupting how culture evolves.
“Artist Gwenn Seemel’s post ‘How I make sure my art doesn’t get ripped off on the Internet’ is a wonderfully calm, sensible, and practical approach to living as a 21st century artist in an age where reproduction is a given.”
HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ARTIST:
1) Make a lot of work.
2) Show a lot of people the best of that work.
3) Be friendly.
“Few artists are as gifted at self-promotion as Gwenn Seemel. The Portland artist has an ingenious knack for letting the world know what she’s up to and when to expect her latest exhibit—but in a charmingly winning way that suggests she’s not solely in marketing mode.”
DOUBLE THE PORTRAIT
I painted my first double portrait in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2011 that I started to do them more regularly. I love painting people who love each other, and I especially enjoy the challenge of filling the space between the subjects with those feelings. If you’re interested in a double portrait, look for this option on my pricelist.
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