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Graham Matthews
Works at Artpromotivate.com
Attended Memorial University of Newfoundland
Lives in Newfoundland, Canada
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Marie Lantz United States of America Mediums: Acrylic Paints, Pencils, Pens Favorite Quote: Never apologize; it's a sign of weakness- Gibbs (NCIS) Favorite Book: The Dexter Series by Jeff Lindsey, Favorite Movies: Sherlock Ho...
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Michael Owens Spotlight - Freedom’s Painter
Michael Owens State of Georgia, USA Mediums : Oil Painting, Mixed Media, Collage Style : Semi realist, post- modern, political Favorite Quote : “Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Favorite Book : The Autobiography ...
Michael Owens State of Georgia, USA Mediums: Oil Painting, Mixed Media, Collage Style: Semi realist, post- modern, political Favorite Quote: “Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Favor...
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Surviving as an Artist in a Small Town
The Fifth Newfoundlander oil on canvas 24x30" 2015 By Graham Matthews Artists living in cities and larger centres have many advantages over artists abiding in small towns and isolated villages. Art galleries often are commonplace in urban areas. There are a...
The Fifth Newfoundlander oil on canvas 24x30" 2015 By Graham Matthews Artists living in cities and larger centres have many advantages over artists abiding in small towns and isolated villages. Art galleries often are commonp...
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Viral Artist Memes about Supporting Artists and Inspiration
Support Independent Artists If  You Like It, Buy It 281 likes, 431 shares Memes are very popular at social networks and can be one of the best ways of attracting people to social profiles. Personally, I have proven this fact many times at our Facebook page ...
Support Independent Artists If You Like It, Buy It 281 likes, 431 shares Memes are very popular at social networks and can be one of the best ways of attracting people to social profiles. Personally, I have proven this fact...
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8 Practical Things that Can Help Artists Sell Art
Many artists do not even give a thought to whether an artwork will sell, while creating it. For myself,  the thought doesn't even enter my mind during the creative process. But if we are hoping to sell artworks at all, it is very important to spend a chunk ...
Many artists do not even give a thought to whether an artwork will sell, while creating it. For myself, the thought doesn't even enter my mind during the creative process. But if we are hoping to sell artworks at all, it is ...
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Places to Buy Oil Paint Online
Searching online for oil paint, it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the options available. To help you in searching, I decided to write this post to list my favorite places to buy oil paint online. Oil paint is my favorite medium for painting. I've tried ...
Searching online for oil paint, it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the options available. To help you in searching, I decided to write this post to list my favorite places to buy oil paint online. Oil paint is my favorite ...
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Michael Owens State of Georgia, USA Mediums: Oil Painting, Mixed Media, Collage Style: Semi realist, post- modern, political Favorite Quote: “Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Favor...
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The Fifth Newfoundlander oil on canvas 24x30" 2015 By Graham Matthews Artists living in cities and larger centres have many advantages over artists abiding in small towns and isolated villages. Art galleries often are commonp...
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Support Independent Artists If You Like It, Buy It 281 likes, 431 shares Memes are very popular at social networks and can be one of the best ways of attracting people to social profiles. Personally, I have proven this fact...
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thx for the tips, what if you love your own art so much you cant sell it but want to keep it yourself? ;)
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Have you had a chance to read Chris Guillebeau’s ebook The Unconventional Guide to Art and Money? This happens to be one of the best books I’ve read on the subject of art promotion… and I wish I had it years ago. Chris is the...
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Artist, painter, writer, blogger and supporter of the arts!
Introduction
I am an artist who paints abstract/ surreal imagery influenced by Newfoundland culture and the fishery. Art is my passion - I love creating art, love writing about art, and love featuring, inspiring, and promoting other artists through my website Artpromotivate.

My site has a popular feature called the Artist Spotlight, where artists are featured in a full page article. Over 190 artists have been featured so far, and if you are interested please visit this page: Artist Spotlight - It's completely free!
 
If interested in seeing some of what I create (paintings and drawings), please visit Graham Matthews Art  

Artist Statement

"Growing up in a small town in outport Newfoundland, my art has been primarily inspired by our cultural heritage, isolation and the fishery. These are changing times in our province - fish plants are closing, people are moving to the "mainland" for work and much of our culture is being forgotten. From my years working in a fish plant, which has recently closed, I have a deep respect for our plant workers and fishermen, who have devoted much of their lives to the fishery - just as their parents and grandparents did. My art is a personal reflection of my own experiences coupled with a tribute to our fisher folk. 

Change and movement are predominant themes in my work, symbolically through organic lines and forms, and representationally. Many of my paintings capture moments in time, often dramatic, such as paintings of stages, boats, fish, ice-bergs and more. Forms are often partly abstracted and surrealized, and carry layers of meaning. 

I have a BFA in Visual Art(1999) from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, Newfoundland."

APM also has a sister blog with topics on design and inspiration: Designpromotivate
Education
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Visual Arts, 1996 - 1999
    Painting and sculpture major - but also completed courses in drawing, photography, digital imaging, art history and design.
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Artpromotivate.com - Artist and blogger
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painting, drawing, blogging
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    Owner, present
    Website for artists with articles about art promotion, inspiration, selling art, and much more. We also have a free artist spotlight. Visit the site for details!
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Surviving as an Artist in a Small Town
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How it has been for me living as an artist in a small town.

Viral Artist Memes about Supporting Artists and Inspiration
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Some of the most popular artist memes at our Facebook page.

8 Practical Things that Can Help Artists Sell Art
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Things artists can do right now to help sell their artworks.

Places to Buy Oil Paint Online
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Some of my favorite websites to purchase oil colors on the internet.

Advantages of Websites for Artists
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Several awesome advantages of having a website to promote art online.

20 Funny Art Memes that Will Make You Laugh
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Collection of funny artist memes. Share away!

Designed to Sell - The Unconventional Guide to Creative Freedom Review
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Review of Designed to Sell, a step by step guide on how to turn creativity into a career.

Walkthrough of the Wix HTML5 Website Builder
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Walkthrough of the main features of the free HTML5 Website Builder from Wix to build websites, online shops, art blogs, slideshows, contact

Karl Penton - Traditional Newfoundland Paintings - Artpromotivate
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Karl Penton Newfoundland, Canada Mediums: Acrylic and Oil Paint Style: Traditional Newfoundland Paintings , sometimes with a lil' twist. I s

The Difference Between Giving Away and Giving Back and Why I Recommend T...
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When having discussions around the strategy of pricing art, one question almost always comes up: What to do when people ask or hint that the

John Potter - Illustration and Map Design - Artpromotivate
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John Potter South Florida, USA John Potter is an illustrator who makes a lot of maps. He also does most of the graphic design associated wit

How to Overcome Artist Creative Block and Get Inspired - Artpromotivate
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What do artist’s do when they are feeling uninspired? I believe that nearly all artists experience creative drought periods, whether they wa

Artist Sketchbook Drawing - Ideas and Tips - Artpromotivate
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One important thing which I learned from my art school experience is to regularly use an artist sketchbook. At first, it wasn’t easy finding

10 Articles that Inspire Artists to Create Art - Artpromotivate
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Inspiration has been a popular topic at this site since its inception in 2011. Many of our articles have been structured around inspiring cr

The Unconventional Guide to Art and Money Review - Artpromotivate
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Have you had a chance to read Chris Guillebeau’s ebook The Unconventional Guide to Art and Money? This happens to be one of the best books I

3 Tricks to Scoring Art Licensing Deals - Artpromotivate
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Many artists are keen on licensing their work because it generates more income for one piece than you can by just selling the original or pr