Very helpful for those of us doing their artist C.V’s for the first time

The Practical Art World

A CV or curriculum vitae is an overview of your artistic professional history and achievements. Although it looks similar to a resume, it contains different elements which are only related to your artistic professional practice.

One mistake emerging artists often make in writing their CVs is trying to oversell their work. Less is more. Your CV should be neatly organized, and only include information pertinent to your artistic career.

What should you include on a CV? Here is where how to compose one in 10 steps:

1. Personal details.

Often, more established artists will keep it simple. This is because their CV is usually referenced as a biography rather than a resume.

Damian Hirst (b. 1965, UK)

However, you can include contact information if you are sending out your CV to galleries in the hopes that they will reply:

Damian Hirst, (b. 1965, UK) | | 604.555.1234


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Wow! these are just brillant

boy with a hat

Michael Carson is a 40 year-old American figurative painter.

His figures often appear in intimate settings. Their faces tell many stories.

‘I like the fact that the face can be such a subtle subject and one brush stroke can be the difference in the feel of the entire piece.’ – Michael Carson.

I am in love with the inky woman in the black dress. I shall think of her tonight, as I hug my pillow…

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This just says it all really

♥ The Tale Of My Heart ♥

How Neocolonialism Works




   “America,” he said, “will lose the war. And Italy will win it”
“America is the strongest and most prosperous nation on earth,” Nately informed him with lofty fervor and dignity. “And the American fighting man is second to none.”
“Exactly,” agreed the old man pleasantly, with a hint of taunting amusement. “Italy, on the other hand, is one of the least prosperous nations on earth. And the Italian fighting man is probably second to all. And that’s exactly why my country is doing so well in this war while your country is doing so poorly.”
Nately guffawed with surprise, then blushed apologetically for his impoliteness. “I’m sorry I laughed at you,” he said sincerely, and he continued in a tone of respectful condescension. “But Italy was occupied by the Germans and is now being occupied by us. You don’t call that…

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Just shows you how media can influence peoples peceptions

Moment Matters

Women have different body figures, and varying eras in history dictates which is sexy.

In today’s societal standards, skinny women classified as sexy. Gyms are rampant, plastic surgeries are in the trend and different kinds of diets are accessible. And when I say diet, it no longer means a mere lessening of food intake but in the fashion of low carbs, bland and slimming teas.

It isn’t natural. Human body requires the normal healthy foods. It could use some fats as well for energy and body temperature maintenance, among others. But the last time people are pleased with plump women was during the renaissance era.

In the 1400s to the 16th century, the attractive women are curvy. To get sexier, they just have to eat more. This translates to the overweight we know of today, but back then they get praises than ignores.

In 1837 to 1901 (Victorian era), sexy…

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My studio space is set up how I want it now that Halloween is over. This is a landscape painting I am working on with oil paints it is far from finished, but brought it into the studio to work on from the world of Balladblood

Really interesting post 🙂

Druid Life

For a while, attention deficit disorder, sometimes also called ADD or ADHD has been a fashionable sort of diagnosis, with ever more drugs for unruly children. This worries me, along with quite a lot of other things. I’m sure some of it is driven by a pharmaceutical industry that wants to sell cures. I also think we have a culture more than keen to pathologize difference. Those of us, adult and child, who do not fit neatly into someone’s boxes (whose boxes are they, I’d love to know…) will get labels. Now, where labelling leads to useful support – like giving dyslexic kids more time in exams – fair enough, but I am wary of putting anyone on long term drugs for any reason. I’m wary of labels that seem to be more about marginalising difference than helping people. We might pause here and think about the kinds of labels…

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Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is a annual event that happens in Britain (U.K) on November 5th, we celebrate this holiday with bonfires, fireworks, and also by making a 'Guy'. Which is a human figure made of clothes etc normally made by children, they go around the streets and to people doors asking for a 'Penny for the …

A landscape oil painting I am working on. On my rare Sunday off from work I decided to paint and this is it so far from the world of Balladblood

Halloween was great i made pumpkin and coconut loaf cake with one pumpkin and made Bob the Vampire Pumpkin out of the other one. We had a Halloween party in university which was cool i dressed up as a pirate. The flowers are from a project we had to complete in uni. We had to write our own …

This is so helpful to understand the different genres of paganism


What does it mean to be Pagan?  I found the following article very informative when I was beginning my research.  I hope you enjoy it.

Blessed Be

~ Silver ~

Paganism is being on any path which is not Judeo-Christian-Islamic. Buddhism, Hinduism, Native American paths, Wicca, Hellenics, Druids, Asatru are some examples of these paths. Many paths are based on earth-based beliefs, but not all Pagans center their focus on “Mother Earth”. Pagan History predates Christianity.

Satanism is not a pagan path, but is often wrongly used to describe any belief system that is not Christian.

When finding the path that is true to you, it is wise to speak with fellow Pagans and get their outlook on the various paths they may follow. Do your research!! Whether you use books, the internet, or discussion groups, and remember the old adage, “if it’s too good to be true, then it…

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Excellent quote, brings up more questions

My Journey As I Begin My Path

“Witchcraft is not evil. At least not any more than lighting a votive candle, praying for a sick friend, or carrying a lucky charm is. However, there are some who do view witchcraft as evil. This is only because organized religion (primarily the Christian church) has conditioned them to fear anything which strays from their narrow condemning view. After all, if you have the ability to fend for yourself, solve your own problems, and choose your own method of spiritual expression, why would you need the confined structure of a church?”

Lady Sabrina

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A double spread I have been working on in my university art journal. It is about identity, and the concept of true individualism being fiction. from the world of Balladblood

Woe of a Writer

There's madness in my head and heart, These characters shouting to be heard, I do what they say, And write their tales, But another ten thousand spring up in their place.   It’s hard to concentrate on the now, When your soul is somewhere far away, In a land far better than this, Where everything …


If you like found poetry, you can take it one step further and create a collage with it. A few days ago, I used raw-art techniques for found poetry. Today, I’m using a different method. It’s the journaling version of NaNoWriMo –National Novel Writing Month.

While the “rules” of found poetry say you underline the words, then copy them, I like the idea of cutting out the words and pasting them down. This can get a little tricky if you are using catalogs or magazines. It gives it a visual and textural feel, as well as a heightened realism in the cut-out words.

Here is my most recent venture into found-poetry journaling, a two-page piece, including cut-out. Directions are below the photos. Words of the poem:


In a seaside town
two minutes from the beach,
you grow up with nothing–
Winters hold razor-sharp edges.
Pearl moon makes the most…

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'A manifesto is a written public declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. It often is political in nature, but may present an individual's life stance.' In my Visual Studies lecture today we had to present our personal manifesto's i found it interesting how different everyone's was and how people presented/wrote was very interesting. …

My space in the studio at the moment, the Slender man and Freddie is something one of my classmates painted last year, they used the same boards this year to seperate the spaces. I will be keeping them both until Halloween, afterwards I will paint over it and do a mural in its place. I …