With a Masters degree in Art History collecting dust, I thought it would be worthwhile to start a website on art. Well, guess what? I started and it has taken a life of its own, sort of like an adventure where anything is possible.
I love art! I love looking at it, I love talking about it, I love writing about it – so a site seems a natural way to go. This site is about collecting art by learning about art. How does one learn? As an art critic I educate myself and I do this by checking out art and thinking and writing about it! This site is about checking out art today: what artists are doing, what galleries are exhibiting, what collectors are putting in their homes and offices. While my main focus is Canadian art, I do not believe we can discuss one country’s art without understanding what is going on in the art world. To this end, I have separated the site into four sections: 1] ART THOUGHTS [different ideas and thoughts about art, as well as the different existing forums where you can learn about art]; 2] GLOBAL ART [what’s going on around the world]; 3) ARTISTS [a look at specific artists and what they are trying to achieve]; 4) WHAT’S NEXT [a quick look on what we’re working on].
When asked, What is art?, Warhol famously answered, “Art is a man’s name.” But art is more than a man’s name. Art is worth making, having, and writing about.