Art Matters — Featured Artist

Ansel Adams: photographer, artist & nature's advocate...

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Ansel Adams: photographer, artist & nature's advocate...

I am sooooo outside of my warm, fuzzy little comfort zone talking about photography, and about such an incredible photographer/artist — but here goes!

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Your time machine awaits! The Renaissance & Botticelli art

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Your time machine awaits! The Renaissance & Botticelli art

Today we're going to time travel into the past, to the early Italian Renaissance period of the 1400's. We'll explore 2 paintings that were created during this time that have always fascinated & delighted me...

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Art can be so beautifully scientific

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Art can be so beautifully scientific

This week we're going to dive a little deeper into the art of famous pointellist artist, George Seurat. He was a French painter living in Paris during the second half of the 19th century...

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Art can be music to your eyes

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Art can be music to your eyes

Today we're going to talk about a painting done by a Russian artist who most consider to be the father of abstract art...

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Only a thin, blurred line separates most artistic endeavors...

Barb Toland Featured Artist

Only a thin, blurred line separates most artistic endeavors...

This week's blog is not just about one artist, but several. And not just visual artists, but writers as well. You'll learn a little more about the creative masters of the past, and how many of them not only made a living from one form of art, but also enjoyed mastering other forms of creativity in their everyday lives....

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