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Imposter syndrome and FOMO; surviving being an emerging artist

Working hard behind the scenes can lead many creatives to feel like they aren’t doing enough. This is something I have definitely been feeling this week, so in this post, I discuss how social media can make us feel inadequate, how juggling multiple jobs and roles can take it’s toll and why it’s important not to feel like you are missing out or not working hard enough, just because you aren’t shouting about it on instagram!

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To frame or not to frame: the impact of presentation and its conventions

Finishing a painting or any work of art is not only a strenuous task, but also an incredible deliberation as to when it is actually complete. Once this monumental accomplishment has been overcome, decisions of presentation, installation and physical aesthetic are then put upon the shoulders of the artist. In the contemporary art world, there are no longer stipulations of presentation, framing or installation techniques, meaning this is totally open to the artists own choice. Here I discuss framing, presentation and breaking conventions in how paintings are presented.

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Studio Inspirations: This week in London

Experiencing artworks in person is an integral part of my practice, it’s where I find inspiration, make new considerations in my own work and explore different approaches to themes and processes that interest me. Here I discuss the exhibitions I visited this week and how I have found them to influence how I think about my own work!

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The human chameleon: Considering colour and tone in figurative painting

Colour is a widely discussed topic in contemporary fine art, yet often in figurative works we are so focused on representation that we default to ‘traditional’ tones and colours. This week I have been considering the use of exaggerated or expressionist colour in figurative painting, discussing my own use, universality and the works of contemporary painters who play with colour.

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Navigating the highs and lows: Adjusting to life as an artist, coping with rejection and lacking motivation in a new work environment

As I embark upon my journey as an artist, I have found a few hurdles that I did not expect to decrease my motivation. In this blog post I discuss how a change in environment, rejection and lacking motivation can effect creativity, how I am trying to address these issues and why we all suffer from anxious feelings about the unknown or unplanned!

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