Author: Rachel Winchester

Brad Bird

“…animation is not a genre. It is a method of storytelling. People are constantly analyzing it and misanalysing it as if it is a genre. It isn’t a genre. It can do horror films, it can do adult comedies if it wanted to, it could do fairy tales, it could do science fiction, it could do musicals, Read More

Fluid Art

Is fluid art, paint pouring, or acrylic pouring a type of Abstract Expressionism? Read More

Nathaniel Hornsby

Selfies and Self Portraits

What is the difference between a selfie and a self portrait?   Image Credit: Nathaniel Hornsby (Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) Read More

Everyone’s a Critic

To artists: how do you handle criticism? Read More

Rachel Winchester (Creator of

“It seems like the faster people are able to post images online, the less they think about the images they’re posting.” Read More

ARTificial Intelligence

If a person made a robot that makes art, would the artist be the robot or the person who made the robot? Read More

Museum Tours

Have you ever taken a docent tour at an art museum? Did you like it? Read More

Robert L. Peters

“Design is the application of intent. Graphic design targets the eye, and ultimately the mind’s eye, of both the individual beholder and the broader audience. Strategy, concept, message, and visual vocabulary connect sender and receiver by means of graphic acuity and attraction… you see?” Read More


Where did Inktober come from? How did it start? Image Credit: Dan Vazco (Instagram) Read More

Thomas Merton

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Read More

James Baldwin

“All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.” Read More

“Pen” and “Paper”

Is it easy to transition from drawing with pens and pencils in a sketchbook, to using a tablet with a touch screen? Read More

Oscar Wilde

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter.” Read More

Leonardo da Vinci

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” Read More

Animation vs. Live Action

Do you prefer animated or live action television shows and movies? Which shows/movies? Does it depend on the genre? What types of animation? Read More

I’m confused

Do you ever confuse two artists who have similar looking artworks? Which artists? Read More

Paul Gauguin

“I shut my eyes in order to see.” Read More

Linen or Canvas?

To painters: Whats the difference between painting on linen versus canvas? Read More

I’m Thinking….

Do you think in images or words? Read More


What are you favorite websites for art world news? Read More

Up For Interpretation

What do you think of this? (tempera and gold on wood) Read More

Paul Cezanne

“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” Read More

Tim Gunn

“Men have escaped the criticism, and it’s high time they came under the microscope as well. Elected officials need to get with the semiotics of fashion, because the clothes we wear send a message about how we’re perceived, and they have constituents they’re serving.” Read More


Who is your favorite Impressionist or Post-Impressionist? Read More

Salvador Dali

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” Read More