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Art Lesson October 31, 2018

The website mental floss recently wrote a great article about the answer to the question “What is art?” given by famous politicians, philosophers, authors and more. And the responses varied a great deal. The truth is art is anything you make it. It is all this and more. Follow me blow for a quick art lesson. Art is… …according to a dictionary: 1. [from the 1300s] Skill; its display, application, or expression… [from the 1600s]…

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E.J. Hughes finding inspiration in British Columbia October 29, 2018

One of my biggest art inspirations has always been E.J. Hughes so I was delighted to find the article below from Alan Twigg about a man I so admire. “B.C. is the best place in the world for landscape subject matter.” — E.J. Hughes “One of the main reasons I paint is because I think nature’s so wonderful that I want to try to get my feeling down about that on canvas, if possible. I…

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Point Grey Art Gallery October 26, 2018

Thank you Point Grey Living Magazine for such a great article. If your looking for an art gallery in point grey, come visit our show room! I was so lucky at an early age to have a teacher recognize my passion for art and parents that nurture it to this day. My parents took me to art galleries and museums. That helped me develop my love of art. Going to Lord Byng High School, a…

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Art in school October 22, 2018

Art is amazing, and I am so lucky to make a living from my passion. It has not only given me a way of seeing Vancouver but more importantly of understanding myself. I would like to see more art in school. But what effect is the sidelining of art having on our children’s education? Benefits come both from practicing the art and from learning about it. It is felt that not teaching art in school…

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Vancouver Art & Life with Sam Siegel October 19, 2018

“Thank you Boston Voyager Magazine for this article about me and giving me a chance to talk about my love of Vancouver. I love the beauty of the area and getting a chance to share it!” Sam,  tell us about yourself and your journey so far. I was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. From an early age, , I enjoyed colouring and drawing. My 3rd-grade teacher noticed how interested I was in art,…

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Sam’s Original Art and the Ronald McDonald House Charity October 17, 2018

How can you not be in awe of the fantastic charity work of Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charity? As they put it so well on their website. “Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon care for families of children whose health needs take them far from home and keeps families together in a home away from home. Providing comfort, compassion, and a sense of community when they need it most.” When we got the chance to…

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Home Staging and Art for Real Estate Agents October 15, 2018

It is well known that staging can make a huge difference in the price of a home when it comes time to sell.   The right artwork is vital to staging correctly.  Art that is too big can make a room seem crowded, too religious or political and it can turn people off. When you stage a home the idea is to make the possible buyer feel at home, like they can picture themselves there. Landscapes tend…

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