Signature Styles

A friend mentioned in conversation this week that she didn’t see that I had a “signature style.” She said my work was “all over the place.” I thought about it after we hung up, because I had always been told that, whether I was drawing, carving or painting, people could … Continue reading

Cheat Sheet: What Art Buyers Can Say to Artists to Make them Feel Really, Really Great!

Recently I posted a couple of images of memes saying “What Not to Say to an Artist” and “What Not to Say to Photographers.” I also inluded a Cheat Sheet of nice things artists wish you would say to us. Find and download it all HERE. Today, I’m posting a … Continue reading

Cheat Sheet for Art Show Goers: What Artists Wish You Would Say to Them

A while ago, there were 2 memes circulating about what not to say to an artist: I’ve asked artists all over the place to suggest what they’d like to hear (THANKS so much to all the artists who gave me their wonderful input!). This is part one – feel free … Continue reading

Enko Art Interview, Part 2: the Art Closest to My Heart

Recently I was interviewed for EnkoArt.wordpress.com, a  terrific art site that features many artists. Mia Corrino, the interviewer, does a whole lot of research before asking her questions, and I was particularly pleased with the questions she asked me. Here’s the second one – more to come in ensuing posts. … Continue reading

Enko Art Interview, Part 1: Looseness?

Recently I was interviewed for EnkoArt.wordpress.com, a  terrific art site that features many artists. Mia Corrino, the interviewer, does a whole lot of research before asking her questions, and I was particularly pleased with the questions she asked me. Here’s the first one – more to come in ensuing posts. … Continue reading

Collector’s Choice Prints!

I’ve decided to make inexpensive prints available that you can download and print out yourself. So far, people like the idea. I’m thinking it might be cool to have a Collector’s Choice Membership Club where you could get prints for less! Here’s what I’ve set up: You can get all … Continue reading

I Won the Cover Competiton for Women’s Art Magazine 278! Woohoo!

Here’s the letter I got announcing the new March 2014 issue: “Women in Art 278 is pleased to unveil the March Issue! Congratulations to our cover artist Angela Treat Lyon of America whose art beautifully conveys our Water Theme –  Access to Clean Water, an issue that affects every being … Continue reading

Wish Me Luck!

Earlier this week, I got a note from a friend with the link to apply to a $35,000 grant for sculptors. In the past, I haven’t been able to apply for various reasons, but this one was a 100% go. So I gathered the select 20 images, wrote up all … Continue reading

Want to Be A Collector? Start Here!

I’ve decided that more people need to buy more art! What’s art for, anyway? To inspire you to feel more calm or more joyous. To help you get through your day. To help you remember that the world outside of your office is a beautiful, mystical, wondrous place! And yet, … Continue reading

Walkabout

When I was 41 years old, I was deeply depressed with daily suicidal thoughts. I had everything but happiness. I had a nice house in Hawaii – paradise! – a nice car, good community. I was beginning to get a few good words about my sculpture in the art circles, … Continue reading

Simple Way to Use Pinterest for Your Art (or Other Images) to Promote Your Work

Sometimes I’m a little slow to take action on things I know that work. For a few years now, I’ve seen articles, posts, tele-classes and workshops on how to use social media to promote your work – whatever it is. But I’ve always been so busy trying to just DO … Continue reading