Good morning, Artists!
I'm so glad to be here! I've been behind the scenes for a few weeks, getting to know the ins and outs of Artist Daily and getting to know you (and your work!) through the forums and galleries. And while I may be the newcomer, I'm pretty quick on the uptake. It didn’t take me any time at all to realize that we’ve got a great thing going here! Artist Daily is the place to be if you are into art—a growing community that is creative, savvy, and supportive.
For me (and I'm guessing for a lot of you), art is just one of life's essentials. Hands down, can't live without it. I've been lucky enough to explore and experience art throughout my career—as an academic studying the Old Masters of Italy and Spain, in front of the classroom (those poor art-history students!), in the studio, as a writer and reporter, in the museum and gallery, and now as the editor of Artist Daily—and the common denominator in all of these situations is the passion so many of us have for art and the process of creating art.
At Artist Daily, that passion has morphed into a thriving arts community that rivals any I've seen—online or in any metropolitan hotspot for that matter! Add to that the expertise of the editors and contributors of American Artist and Artist Daily is an irresistible stomping ground for artists of all skill levels.
And there are great things ahead for Artist Daily! We're evolving the site to include new video tutorials, and we are just months away from launching our book imprint, American Artist Books, which will deliver the same expert instruction and advice we've all come to expect from the magazine—and Artist Daily is where you'll get a sneak peek inside those pages!
Thanks go to the staff members of American Artist, who are a key presence on the site (and will continue to be!), and to Karyn Meyer-Berthel, who has helped create this dynamic community for all of us.
Going forward, I'll be a consistent presence here on the Artist Daily blog, keeping you posted about what's on my art radar and bringing you insights on how to enhance your technical abilities and invigorate your creative process. You'll hear from me via our eNewsletters, too, and I'm sure to meet up with you on the forums.
But this is a two-way street—let me know what's going on in your art world! We’ve pulled out all the stops to make Artist Daily the one-stop source for the artistically inclined, so come on in and make your presence felt! Show off your latest artwork in the galleries, or get a few pointers from watching clips in the video gallery. Check out the upcoming events and competitions that we have in store. If you are facing new challenges in your artistic process or just saw an exhibition that is pulling you in a brand new direction, let’s hear about it in the forums. And drop in and leave a comment for me anytime. Give me your take on what’s working, what’s not, and what you want to see in the future!
The best way for the Artist Daily community to grow is if you are a part of it, so see you there. Cheers to you and to the continued conversation!