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Women and The Arts

Women and The Arts

Women and The Arts Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe With Women’s Day celebrated around the world with much fanfare this month, I thought I’d write about women in the arts. As we all know, there is a great deal of disparity when it comes to women artists and the... Continue Reading
Spotlight on Yellow

Spotlight on Yellow

Spotlight on Yellow Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Yellow is such a vibrant color with so much positive energy. It was discovered during the pre-historic era and was used to denote spirituality and hope. However, research says that in terms of a color choice its... Continue Reading
Self Criticism

Self Criticism

SELF CRITICISM Contributed by Sapna Jain “Without critical faculty, there is no artistic creation.” – Oscar Wilde. You cannot critique your own art unless you have a tough self-standard; a vision, clarity and the knowledge of what you want to bring... Continue Reading
Thrifty Christmas Decor

Thrifty Christmas Decor

Thrifty Christmas Decor Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe With the arrival of the festive season, we dare say that Christmas may feel a bit different this year. With Covid19 travel and event restrictions most people will be looking for more meaningful ways to... Continue Reading
How Schools Kill Creativity

How Schools Kill Creativity

HOW SCHOOLS KILL CREATIVITY Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe Mainstream Schools Stifling Creativity Children are the future and how we support or educate them now will determine how they tackle the issues of the future. This is important more than ever as we are... Continue Reading
Why Buy A Landscape Painting?

Why Buy A Landscape Painting?

Why buy a landscape Painting? Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe. “The principles of true art is not to portray but to evoke” – Jerzy Kosinski Most art is evocative and nothing seems to do it better than a landscape painting. A landscape painting is a genre of... Continue Reading
Everyone can be a Collector!

Everyone can be a Collector!

Everyone can be a Collector! Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe When we hear of millions spent at art auctions and exhibitions, we tend to be completely baffled by the prices these paintings fetch. These kinds of purchases can be considered absurd by us normal people... Continue Reading
Practice, Practice, Practice!

Practice, Practice, Practice!

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Practice, Practice, Practice; Why it is so important for Artists. We are all skilled at different things in varying degrees. Some are born with incredible talent some acquire skills overtime, sometimes... Continue Reading
Living Coral

Living Coral

The Orange Hue which is the New Black: Living Coral. Neleisha Weerasinghe enlightens us on this exciting new color. Yes you heard it, orange hues are in vogue again, and just like turquoise or teal this orange hue is at home with fashion, your living room, make up and... Continue Reading
Art Making and Motherhood

Art Making and Motherhood

A Career in Art Making and Motherhood, Do you really have to choose? A blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. For a long time there have been questions on working mothers and childcare. Are they good enough at doing both? Do the children get neglected? There is also this... Continue Reading
Pareidolia

Pareidolia

Pareidolia, a blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Inanimate Objects Taking a Life of their Own Have you ever seen faces or animals on walls or even on inanimate objects? Do you have creative ideas popping off the walls? People tend to see faces a lot because we are... Continue Reading
A Quick Guide to Acrylics

A Quick Guide to Acrylics

A Quick Guide to Acrylics by Thomas Boldt. Acrylic paint was first invented at the turn of the 20th century and has gone on to become one of the most popular and widely-used paints of all time. Renowned for both the quality of its color and its flexible nature,... Continue Reading
Honoring the Year of Zayed

Honoring the Year of Zayed

Read about our recently completed Ramadan project Honoring the Year of Zayed. The Mosaic art form has a surprisingly long history, dating back to at least 3000 BC in the ancient days of Mesopotamia. Carefully and painstakingly constructed out of hundreds or thousands... Continue Reading
Good Grief It’s Graffiti!

Good Grief It’s Graffiti!

Thomas Boldt writes Good Grief It’s Graffiti! a blog post about the Peanuts Global Art Collective and the public art project. The Great Pumpkin might not be able to make it around the world on a single Halloween night, but this spring will see Peanuts characters... Continue Reading
The Art of Recycling

The Art of Recycling

THE ART OF RECYCLING with Mariska Nell. About Mariska Nell Mariska Nell is the artist and Interior Designer behind Design By Mariska. As an artist, Mariska’s work focuses on combining art and recycled materials to create something beautiful. Where some see empty soda... Continue Reading
Art and Neuroscience

Art and Neuroscience

Thomas Boldt writes about Art and Neuroscience – Meet the PEMs newest member. In the midst of an increasingly overflowing media landscape, museums and galleries around the world have been exploring new ways to entice visitors (and patrons) no matter which side... Continue Reading
Artist Profile: Anila Agha

Artist Profile: Anila Agha

Artist Profile: Anila Agha by Thomas Boldt The internet has an incredible power to remove boundaries in a number of areas of life, and few people know this better than Pakistani-American artist Anila Agha. Originally born in Lahore, Pakistan but finishing her art... Continue Reading
The Art of Rayonism

The Art of Rayonism

Ana Brdar writes about Natalia Goncharova and The Art of Rayonism. One of the most prominent painters to come out of Russia in the first half of the 20th century, Natalia Goncharova and her groundbreaking style redefined the path of contemporary and abstract art in... Continue Reading
Copyrighting your Art

Copyrighting your Art

Read recommendations by Thomas Boldt on Copyrighting your Art. As mentioned in my previous post, the internet is an incredible, wondrous thing that has completely revolutionized the way the world works. It’s possible to speak to people half a world away... Continue Reading
World Handshake Day

World Handshake Day

I hadn’t heard of the beautiful concept of World Handshake Day till Kobo artist, Werner Szendi introduced me to it. The original idea took shape  in Ivan Župa’s mind when as a child, an old man once said to him: “My son, place your hand here in the... Continue Reading