Artist Interview with illustrator John Seckman, by Lisa L. Cyr

This is the fourth interview in a five-part artist interview series by artist and instructor Lisa L. Cyr. In this Q&A, Cyr talks with illustrator John Seckman about his promotional materials and building his own unique brand. Enjoy! Interview with illustrator John SeckmanĀ  Q: Can you talk about your brand and how you were...

Brad Albright promotional materials

Interview with illustrator and designer Brad Albright, by Lisa L. Cyr

This is the third artist interview in a five-part interview series by artist and instructor Lisa L. Cyr. Each interview features a Q&A with a student in the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School MFA program and the promotional materials that the student made in Cyr’s promotional strategies course. This interview features illustrator and...

David Szalay

Interview with Illustrator and Designer David Szalay, by Lisa L. Cyr

This is the second interview in a 5-part artist interview series by artist and teacher Lisa Cyr. These interviews feature a Q&A and the promotional projects of her students at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School MFA program. Today’s graphic designer interview is with David Szalay. Enjoy! Interview with illustrator and designer David...

Lisa L. Cyr Power and Insight

Artistic Authenticity, Multimedia Strategy and Innovative Communications by Lisa L. Cyr

Art Promotion Tips and Strategies For this month’s column, I’d like to share with you my latest Communication Arts Illustration Annual article. It focuses on exciting and innovative promotional strategies for illustrators and artists. In an uncertain and highly competitive marketplace, artists need to seek out alternative markets for their work. Entrepreneurial thinking and...

Chad Hunter Bio

Creative Self-Promotion, by Lisa L. Cyr

Create Dynamic Promotional Materials In today’s marketplace, creatives face many challenges. To call attention to their brand, they need to produce engaging, thought-provoking promotions that are not only keenly strategic but also highly innovative, spanning print, broadcast and new media. I’d like to share with you just some promotional projects created by my Marywood...

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Work as Play by Lisa L. Cyr

This is the first of a new column that I am writing for Artist’s Market Online. The overall spirit of the column will be geared towards artistic inspiration, exploration and self-promotion. My “Work as Play” insights will be of interest to artists of all levels who want to evoke the power of curiosity and...

Lisa Cyr painting techniques online art workshop

Learn collage techniques and more in upcoming webinars with Lisa Cyr

  Online art workshops are a great way to learn new painting techniques and improve your artistic skills. Artist Lisa Cyr is offering three great art webinars covering collage techniques, faux finishes, printmaking techniques and more. Read the full descriptions of her online art workshops below and decide which one is right for you....

Voyage to Michaelania

Spectrum 18 to feature illustrator Lisa L. Cyr

Our good friend Lisa L. Cyr, an accomplished illustrator, artist and designer, has just announced that her painting Voyage to Michaelania will be featured in Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art! The Spectrum annual is a showcase of the best fantastic illustration and art from each year.

Interview with Leslie M. Ward

When artist and designer Leslie M. Ward closes her eyes, she sees a world infused with broad strokes of vibrant color. As a result, Ward’s deeply emotive, abstract ink and watercolor paintings are experimental and elemental in approach. While working, she allows intense colored inks to flower and spread organically across the working surface,...