Welcome to my mixed media art blog where I interview artists from around the world and present their artistic journeys, artwork, successes, challenges, tips and advice. Find out what makes other artists tick and what drives them. Discover where they started, how and where they work and where their artistic journey has taken them. In this blog artists candidly reveal the obstacles and challenges they’ve faced along the way and if and how they’ve overcome them. Here, artists share lessons they’ve learned through their careers – golden nuggets – covering everything from materials and techniques to marketing and sales tips. Be inspired and encouraged by the journeys of other artists, their work and their stories.

"Artist interviews, artwork, successes, challenges, tips and advice."

"Be inspired and encouraged by the journeys of other artists."

Di White (Acrylics/Acrylic Inks/Watercolours)

Based in the town of Somerset West near Cape Town, South Africa, I work in mainly in acrylics, acrylic inks and watercolours. My formative years were spent in Manchester (UK) where I was fortunate to study art under Harold Riley, one of England’s top artists. Newly married I moved to South Africa were I worked for many years as an architectural draughtswoman and after raising my family I took up painting again in the mid-1990s. Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog [clickToTweet tweet=”‘Never be scared of a blank canvas. If you make […]

Lynette K. Waters-Whitesell (Mixed Media)

I’m a Midwestern artist working in mixed-media on canvas and panel. I find inspiration in the photos of yesteryear juxtaposed with digitally manipulated vintage snapshots. Think old-meets-new. I experiment with old photos in Photoshop® and then print the images to a digital transfer paper. I use traditional hand painting techniques and collage underneath and atop these digital transfers. I was born and raised in a tiny town in East Central Indiana. I graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ball State University, majoring in Visual Communication/Graphic […]

Jenny Grant (Mixed Media)

I am a Mixed Media Artist and teacher on a mission to inspire people to be brave, to use their creativity and do more of what they love. I am Swedish and live in Stockholm with my 3 children and my Kiwi (New Zealand) husband. I am self-taught and have been drawing and painting all my life. I exhibited my art 2010 for the first time and since then I have exhibit my art in several countries and been building my business continuously. My art is hanging in private homes […]

Rodney Durso (Mixed Media)

Based in New York, I live and work in West Chelsea. My training is in graphic design, branding and advertising, but as far as fine art I’m mostly self-taught. I spent the first 20 years of my career running a design firm here in New York City, called Stormhouse Partners, but at some point found myself needing new and different challenges. So, in 2006 I put down the computer and picked up the paintbrush. It’s a very different experience to be staring at a blank canvas or sheet of paper […]

Barrie J Davies (Mixed Media)

My Name is Barrie J Davies and I am artist Based in Cardiff. I make exciting pop surrealist paintings. The artwork is a chaotic and playful visual explosion using found and invented imagery – exploring humour, subversion, the absurd, escapism, the far fetched and generally the silly side of life. These paintings shout at you from another world where things and situations have melted into each other. The work which is selected for you comes influenced by the internet, 24 hour shopping, trashy magazines, kitsch obsessions, bootleg songs, dayglo fashion, […]

Anna Masters (Mixed Media)

I am a mixed media artist working predominantly with organic and found materials to create three-dimensional art works. I studied Fine Art at Staffordshire University, but didn’t start my own practice professionally for a number of years after graduating. Career Summary I’ve been working full-time as an artist for around 6 years now. During that time I’ve exhibited internationally with galleries and art fairs and taken part in a number of public art projects. I don’t know about lucky breaks, but I do feel very lucky to have been represented […]

Blandine Martin (Mixed Media)

My artistic journey really started as a child. My father is an exhibiting artist and he also once owned a gallery in Marseilles. I was very fortunate to have access to so much art and so many artists as I was growing up. I inherited my father’s passion for art. From there you find your own way and as I got older I realised how lucky I am to have been born to such colourful parents. My mother Daniele is also big on art and literature. She worked in theatre […]

Thurle Wright (Book Art)

I work with old books, maps, prints; anything on paper, sometimes with the addition of small objects, stitching or colouring. My studio is in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. I started out as a language teacher but, finding something missing, went back to college and did a Fine Art Textiles degree and have since taught Art, run workshops, projects and made my own work. I have been working as a full-time artist now for about 10 years. Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram [clickToTweet tweet=”‘Doing something small everyday… usually turns into something worthwhile’ @thurlew” quote=”‘Doing […]

Sue Munson (Mixed Media)

Hi, my name is Sue Munson. I am a Mixed Media Artist. I work from a studio near my home in Lower Sunbury on Thames. I have always had an interest in art and the creative process , but didn’t realise how strong that pull was until about forty years ago when I started experimenting with paint. I was just married and lived in Scotland. I had an at home studio at the top of a big old Victorian house. I loved climbing the stairs to a place I loved, […]