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Announcing Events

Now that we’re all huddling indoors and meeting online, a new kind of conversation is happening on Zoom where artists gather and ogle other artists’ work. Join us for our next conversation. Generally we meet monthly. Sign up below to get invitations:

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Craft and Diving In

I never buy the Financial Times. But it was pink, it was in the olden days when I was at an airport traveling and I wanted to read the feature on David Hockney and that is when I saw this haunting quote:

Unfortunately they gave up teaching painting and drawing. What’s going to happen? If you stopped teaching mathematics, bridges would fall down.
-David Hockney, Financial Times June 26, 2016

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Masterclass: Enrollment Closed, Join the Waitlist.

I’m excited to announce that I am currently reviewing applications for a Painting Masterclass to guide students through a Body of Work.

Over the course of six months, we will meet twice monthly, receive and artists will receive guidance and critiques by myself and guest artist professionals.

In this workshop, participating artists will:

  • Join artists from three different continents in a group setting;
  • Receive step by step guidance towards a generous yet disciplined creative process and schedule that will allow you to accomplish this feat;
  • Learn the  four things that every serious artist must embrace to take your practice to the next level;
  • Gain access to an exclusive platform connecting you to other artists sharing ideas, works, exhibitions and live studio visits with contemporary artists

I look forward to hearing from you if you’re interested.  The class will be intimate and space is limited.

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John Baldessari: Friend, Mentor, Artist, Comedian

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The best artists I know are secretly hilarious. They giggle and laugh and are more often mischievious or odd or out of sync, often absurd often visual thoughts bouncing from out of nowhere in the conversation like a stray soccer ball from a neighbor. But when you take our picture, we have to look really fucking serious. Deadly serious, like Picasso.

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Book Announcement –
Oil Painting Safe Practices: The Essential Guide

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of Oil Painting Safe Practices: The Essential Guide, a little black book just for oil painting of all the materials I would need and why.

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Onward and Upward

I’m thrilled to report that Interviews from this site and more are soon to be appearing in a book “The Nudist and the Chemist” by Griffith Moon Publishing.  www.griffithmoon.com

Huffington Post Arts Section

Over the last several years, I have had the privilege of interviewing and writing about over seventy eight artists for this column on the Huffington Post called First Person Artist. During that time I made the process of writing and having a conversation with other artists an integral part of my art practice. On Wednesday, June 16, I am happy to announce that the Huffington Post will have a section devoted solely to the Arts with me as the editor. The Arts Section will cover the full range of arts and culture – from painting to filmmaking to architecture to opera. We are encouraging artists, curators and critics alike to write about their work, review others’ work, write about anything newsworthy that inspires further thought or a strong opinion or curate their own online exhibitions. I will continue to cross-post my own interviews and writings here on First Person Artist. In the meantime, we’ll see you on the Huffington Post.

Kind Regards,
Kimberly

First Person Artist/ Huffington Post Luncheon

The Huffington Post and Kimberly Brooks will be hosting a lunch for Featured Artists Oct 15 in New York City. Invitation forthcoming.

First Person Artist

Artists Interviewing and Looking at other Artists
since 2008.
Founded by Kimberly Brooks