Category Archives: art philosophy

New Work & Why I Paint

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” -Jean-Luc Godard There are so many avenues through social media to show my work now. I hesitate to post it in all of the available places because I … Continue reading

Posted in acrylics, art philosophy, contemporary folk art, folk art, Judy Shreve, mixed media, painting, workshop | 6 Comments

Studio & Gallery News

“Artists are intuitive. They wait for inspiration. That’s what art is about – the intuitive, not the intellectual. Art about ideas stimulates ideas, but art that comes from inspiration stimulates feelings of happiness, innocence and beauty.” -Agnes Martin I love that … Continue reading

Posted in art philosophy, folk art, galleries, Judy Shreve, painting, pigs, rabbits | Leave a comment

The Bark Circus School

“The purpose of art is not to produce a product. The purpose of art is to produce thinking. The secret is not the mechanics or technical skill that create art – but the process of introspection and different levels of … Continue reading

Posted in acrylics, art philosophy, folk art, Judy Shreve, mixed media, painting | 4 Comments

Steppin’ Out

“Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten — the … Continue reading

Posted in art philosophy, folk art, Judy Shreve | 2 Comments

Plagiarism

“What could be more interesting or in the end, more ecstatic, than in those rare moments when you see another person look at something you’ve made and realize that they got it exactly, that your heart jumped to their heart with … Continue reading

Posted in art philosophy, blog, folk art, Judy Shreve, painting | 14 Comments

Shipping and Delivering New Work !!

“Art is what we call the thing the artist does. It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art is that the … Continue reading

Posted in acrylics, art philosophy, folk art, galleries, Judy Shreve | 14 Comments

And the Band Played

“The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories or you can use it to paint dreams.” -Robert Brault The above photo is taken with my iPhone instead of my Canon point and shoot. … Continue reading

Posted in acrylics, art philosophy, charcoal, folk art, galleries, Judy Shreve, painting | Leave a comment

New Studio – New Process

“I am an artist — It’s self-evident that what that word implies is looking for something all the time without ever finding it in full. It is the opposite of saying, ‘I know all about it. I’ve already found it.’ … Continue reading

Posted in acrylics, art philosophy, drawing, Judy Shreve, painting, rabbits, studio space | 4 Comments

Saturday In The City – It’s A Zoo!

“Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart” -Kahill Gibran I’ve been thinking about ‘personal voice’ lately. Today the internet makes it’s so easy to create a visual library of all the artwork you love. … Continue reading

Posted in acrylics, art philosophy, folk art, Judy Shreve, painting | 7 Comments

The Love Birds

Newest piece: Instead of quotes on this post like I usually do I want to share something I found on Tumblr. I really believe this to be true. The only thing I would add to this bit of wisdom is love … Continue reading

Posted in art philosophy, folk art, Judy Shreve | Leave a comment