Fine art finger painter Iris Scott talks about being “gifted”

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When Brooklyn-based artist Iris Scott begins a new piece, she doesn’t get out paintbrushes. Instead, she simply puts on gloves when she starts on an oil painting. Scott is a fine art finger painter.

This 10-minute long mini documentary on her from a couple of years ago shares how she got started and what she thinks of her “gift.” She’s quick to point out that it’s not a natural talent, that it’s the result of a lot of time and practice:

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The rewarding life of a professional artist

 

If you asked alumna and FIU employee Peggy Nolan whether or not she had any doubts about deciding to study art, she would quickly and proudly answer “no.”

“It’s just really fun to make art,” says the 74-year-old. “Much more fun than I can imagine almost anything else.”

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Fine Art Photographer Jaime Ibarra’s Battle With Multiple Sclerosis

Internationally known for his fine art portraiture with his signature color palettes, artist Jaime Ibarra has been respected and loved for this photography and post production work for several years. However, a devastating diagnosis recently has him reluctantly reaching out for help, as full-time artists unfortunately have to do when tragedy strikes.

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A “centrepiece of the whole of 20th-century art”: rediscovered Francis Bacon piece to be auctioned at Christie’s

A rediscovered painting by Francis Bacon is to be shown for the first time in over 50 years at next month’s contemporary art sales in London. The 1955 painting of Pope Pius X11 seated on a golden throne, his hand raised in some enigmatic gesture, was last exhibited in 1962 and sold the following year in Turin. Since then it has been locked away in a very private collection.

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The photography market is about not just names

I don’t know if I agree 100% with this.  Name’s sure still seem to count in my world…

IN A world awash with photos from 2bn smartphones, a picture may still tell a thousand words. But is it still worth a thousand pounds? The market for photography has changed dramatically in the digital era—especially for photojournalists, commercial photographers, studio photographers and the like. But the market for fine-art photography is still going strong.

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