As a follow up to my previous post about “The Lovely View,” I would like to formally announce the new location for my writings is now on my website, juliarymer.com. Please join me there! The new blog is called “Art | Life | Process” and will document the full breadth of my artistic and creative … More Where the writings will go…
Hello, lovelies! I have kept this blog for some years as a holding space for my writings about art, life, the creative process, parenthood, color theory and beauty. Along the way I have met many new and exciting artists, and shared some profound and honest thoughts. This post is to announce that the blog is … More The Lovely View is moving.
At its core, art is about leaving a mark. This ranges from the conceptual work that leaves a thought in a viewer’s mind, to a three-dimensional sculpture carving out space, to the ubiquitous gestural mark in painting and drawing. The last is the mark that most interests me, of course, for I am a painter, … More The Persistence of the Gesture
Being an artist is often likened to being on a journey, one filled with various ups and downs and twists and turns. At times it feels rather thankless, and at other times the gateway into incredible experiences and people. I often think about the track my life would have taken had I not become an … More The unexpected benefits of being an artist
Creatives, you have value beyond the success of your career. This post is going to be pretty honest, because I think I am not the only creative dealing with this issue right now, and I want to start a conversation. This is not about “success” or “failure,” but about the idea of value. Specifically, when … More How do you know your value?
Painting is slow. It requires time, and attention, and engagement. Painting is without algorithm or artificial intelligence; rather, it is the most human of intelligence. It is the oldest intelligence, begat from the hands of ancient peoples, tens of thousands of years ago, on cave walls. There is something pure about paint on a surface, … More Analog (in a digital world)
A personal essay exploring the intersection of art, science and the transcendent experience. by Julia Rymer