Teachers of a Self-Guided Artist: Carol Marine

This is the third in a series of portraits called Teachers of a Self-Guided Artist. Check out the intro post The Self-Taught Myth to read more about it. In early 2015, I was struggling with procrastination, often going weeks or months between paintings because I felt some sense of pressure around starting something new, and worried that every attempt …

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The Self-Taught Myth

Do you ever check an artist’s bio on their website or Instagram, and see the words ‘self-taught’? A lot of artists describe themselves this way (myself previously included). But more and more recently I’ve started questioning the term ‘self-taught artist’, at least when looking at my own artistic development.

Studio Clearance Sale

I mentioned a few months ago that I was planning to have a sale to clear out my studio, which is getting full of paintings. Part of me likes to hang on to them, but I’d much rather they were being enjoyed in someone’s home instead. So I’ve added a handful of paintings for sale …

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