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Artist of the Month: Bo Bartlett

Dan dos Santos

Bo Bartlett is an American realist with a modernist vision. His paintings are well within the tradition of American realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Andrew Wyeth. Like these artists, Bartlett looks at America’s heart—its land and its people—and describes the beauty he finds in everyday life. His paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary. Bartlett was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy…




Studio Hacks 2- Desk mods!

Scott Fischer

April 16, 2019 - Here is the thing. If you are like me you have probably been working on the same desk for years. In my case I have been working on this desk for no less than 20 years. It is my nest. My safe place. My sandbox. It is the cardboard box to Calvin. But just like my art has evolved, so has my command center. This post is to show you what I have done and encourage you all to mod your space so that every day when you enter it, it is a sacred space to you. And because it is special, you will create special things there. One of the first mods I did to the desk was to add a light table. This was one of those moments where I walked into a…



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