How to price artwork

Over the years, many artists have asked me for advice on how to price artwork.  Conversely, many investors are interested in why some artists charge much more (or less) than others.  My view is that many artists producing quality work are undercharging for their paintings.  I used to, and in so doing, I did a…

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Summer Institute in Teacher Education

http://ufv.ca/site/course-listings/ I am pleased to have been selected as one of the instructors for the University of the Fraser Valley summer program for teachers. The theme is “Innovation”, and I am scheduled to teach two 1-wk courses, which are now open for registration. Please share this with any teachers, for they may qualify for TQS…

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Winter 2016 Workshops and Classes

I am working on several news posts about topics I find intriguing, such as whether or not art is as subjective as people think it is, and the extent to which creativity and happiness are linked.  I look forward to writing posts about some of my new interests, as well as the new direction my…

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Vancouver Art Events

Congratulations to visual artist Leanne Christie, who is on the front cover of the Georgia Straight.  Leanne is being featured as “one of several envioronmentally minded artists” at the East Side culture crawl.  There are 472 artists participating, including my friend Marney-Rose Edge. This 19th annual East Side culture crawl takes place Sat-Sun Nov 21…

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Gallery 204 Langley

Gallery 204

There is a new art gallery in Langley! Gallery 204, which specializes in contemporary landscape, wildlife, and figurative paintings, is now open to the public. The owner, Shelley Garries, has converted the upper floor of an historic brick federal building into a bright, sophisticated, welcoming space across from the Langley City Hall and Library. When…

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Albert Einstein Imagination

Upcoming Workshops & Demos

Upcoming Workshops & Demos Atelier classes Lalita is accepting applications for atelier-style classes this Fall, which will include the fundamentals of drawing and painting using traditional techniques.  Participants will then apply these foundations to their own work, the manner depending on what each artist would like to achieve and which medium will be used.  Class…

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Bear Fun oil painting

Recent paintings

Imagine being a child who loves art and has an opportunity to paint with a professional artist.  Well, I am fortunate to be on the other end of this scenario while being featured at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, BC from August 6th to 22nd.  I will be in the hotel lobby on Th/Fri/Sat…

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Be part of Community Murals

Art Across the Pacific – Community Murals Some of you have read my previous entries about the artist’s exchange I participated in last year in China.  On March 31st, the people from Guiyang, China will arrive here!  Thanks to many people, especially Roxsane Tiernen and Ceasar Hu, many activities and events have been organized, and…

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Being an artist – Art Critiques

Update: Please note that after nine years of thoroughly enjoying my role as facilitator of monthly critiques, I am looking for someone to whom I can pass the torch. Please join us; there will be four more free critiques on the last Monday of each month at the Langley City Library from 7-9pm for Feb,…

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