Happier than I expected…

Letting go of my role as an artist’s rep in 2012 made me happier than expected.   Representing artists was an unmatched experience that ultimately left me feeling less than fulfilled. The reasons for this change of heart are complex, so I will keep it short and to the point. REASON #1:  It makes me happy because I found that representing other artists, which I once used to love, was no longer satisfying that deepest creative part of myself. REASON #2:  After numerous years working to bring much needed attention to truly deserving artists, I realized that a rep cannot live on praise alone,…

New Photography Collections

New Images Published — Lora Fisher Photography Galleries Best known for dramatic Oregon landscapes and macro floral photography, Lora Fisher is broadening her approach to image creation with the addition of an array of digital filters and effects. The resulting new works are startling, surprising, and vibrant, and offer a new way of seeing the spectrum of beauty in our world, with subjects that range from foliage patterns to Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast landscapes and architecture. To celebrate the new additions to her catalog of images, through September 30, 2013, all work is now available at a 25% reduction when…

The Starving Artist — A Short History

The stereotype of ‘the starving artist’ has been around for a long time.  So long, in fact, that it’s reached the level of archetype. ‘The starving artist’ stereotype had its origin in 17th-Century Flanders, when artists literally were starving. It worked its way through the centuries into the Romantic period of the 19th-Century, where it became entrenched as a cultural norm. Finally, the concept migrated to New York City and took up residence within the Abstract Expressionism movement of the 1950’s, where it was celebrated by the Beat poets. Ironically, it has been adopted by many contemporary artists and often goes hand-in-hand with the life of a…