“Every artist writes his own autobiography.”

“Every artist writes his own autobiography.” -Havelock Ellis

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~Ana

 

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“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.”

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” -Charles Horton Cooley

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~Ana

“The Art of a People is a True Mirror to Their Minds.”

“The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.” -Jawaharlal Nehru

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The School of Athens by Raphael, 1510-1511, painted during the High Renaissance, Italy

~Ana

 

ART EXPANSION PLAN: HAPPENING OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS!

Hello, friends! I thought I’d stop by and let you know that I have been working diligently on a new art expansion plan that will be coming to fruition within the coming months.

As many of you may not know, between working in the Tampa, FL area as well as in Los Angeles, the vast majority of my artwork sales are generated from private commissions–either the individual has seen my work in galleries, private homes or on the side of very large buildings. 🙂 In addition to my current workflow, I now plan to create and offer affordable works on various online sites such as Fine Art AmericaSaatchi Art, etc. This is an exciting new phase for me as I can now create works that will be available to many more people. So I’m happy and excited to have you along for the ride! (I also intend to check in here and blog more frequently– I promise!)

I will continue to accept commissions, as always, so if you still have that wild idea you’d just love to have put on canvas or paper, contact me and let me know the specifics!

We’ll talk again soon!

~Ana

“Art is the Signature of Civilizations.” -Beverly Sills

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The glorious Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

~Ana

Happy New Year! I Love You With All My Art!

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Love to you and yours!

~Ana

“The Responsibility of Artists” by Ana Livingston

“The reality is that artists have a gigantic hand in injecting the beauty and vitality we all enjoy in present day life. I wrote an article about this very subject: the role of the artist in society and how their creative impact is broad and deep.
The-Responsibility-of-Artists-by-Ana-Livingston-Fine-Artist-and-Muralist“Without the beauty continually brought into being by the many players in the various genres of art, this world would be a dull soulless place. My personal role and responsibility as an artist is to not only create beautiful work that uplifts others, but to also actively support my fellow artists.

“Art is my job, my life and my love, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

~Ana Livingston, Fine Artist
www.analivingstonfineartist.com

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Typical Day at the Office – A Mural Artist’s View

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~Ana

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Van Gogh’s Advice for a Blank Canvas

vincent-van-gogh-ana-livingston-fine-artistNext month will come Ever Yours: The Essential Letters of Vincent van Gogh, which runs to nearly eight hundred pages and is frequently more absorbing, expansive, and instructive than a collection of letters ought to be. >Read more at the Paris Review here.

A sketch of a cicada in a van Gogh letter from July 1888

A sketch of a cicada in a van Gogh letter from July 1888

Hope you enjoyed.

~Ana

Hearty THANK YOU to my Current Art Supporters on Patreon!

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Hello! I recently created a “Support-An-Artist” page on the crowd-funding website Patreon*, and I’m here to thank those who have already made pledges to me and my art! I appreciate you all SO much for having faith in my artistic goals!

My heartfelt thanks to:

Mariah June

Ian Phoenix

Jeremiah Schwartz

Vivian Samuel

Megan Crew

Mike Cooney

For more information about PATREON, MY ART GOALS, as well as MY PATREON PAGE, please click the images below!

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*What IS Patreon?

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Ana’s Art Goals!

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Ana’s Patreon Page!

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If you are interested in supporting me in my artistic journey, Patreon pledges begin at only $1/month!

You’ll have my unending thanks! 😀

~Ana

Introducing www.AnaLivingstonFineArtist.com

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve checked in. I hope you’ve all been well and happy. 🙂

I’ve been a busy girl and one little project I just completed was creating a new website – www.analivingstonfineartist.com – for lil ol’ moi. I hope you can take a moment, browse and send me your feedback. I would appreciate it!

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http://www.analivingstonfineartist.com – New website of Ana Livingston Fine Artist

We’ll be talking more soonhere’s to each and every one of you having a wonderful weekend! (BIG wink to NFL fans).

~Ana

Artists: Living the Present, Creating the Future

I have been an artist since I was old enough to pick up a stick and carve in the dirt.  From there I took an even more active interest in art, and with my family’s support (and access to a small studio where I was allowed to paint a few times a week,) I finished my first framed oil on canvas at the age of 6.

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Artist tools at an early age: any stick and a patch of dirt will do.

Now, I would never say I was a prodigy. I simply had an unquenchable desire to create beauty wherever and whenever, and it was sometimes nothing more than taking a crude watercolor brush to butcher paper or weaving a daisy chain while sitting in a field. The fact remained that there was a creative flow within me that never ebbed.

To state that I was most happy when I was creating art is a fact and probably true with most artists. But within that fickle activity called life, circumstances, sometimes out of need or ignorance, can take one down a path into the mundane and complacent. And if anybody ever wanted to know how to extinguish artistic urge, it’s to submerge it in the day-to-day humdrum routine of the ordinary. Surefire killer.

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The best thing you can do for artists is simply let them do art.

That being said, it is of the utmost importance that an artist keep his head above watervital, actually. The reality is that artists have a gigantic hand in injecting the beauty and vitality we all enjoy in present day life. I wrote an article about this very subject: the role of the artist in society and how their creative impact is broad and deep.

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Ana Livingston, Fine Artist & Muralist. My Clearwater Mural project which is chronicled at http://www.ClearwaterMural.com and http://www.TheMakingOfAMural.com.

Without the beauty continually brought into being by the many players in the various genres of art, this world would be a dull, soulless place. My personal role and responsibility as an artist is to not only create beautiful work that uplifts others, but to actively support my fellow artists. Art is my job, my life and my love, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

~Ana