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The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Portrait Artist

Commissioning a custom artwork can feel like a really daunting task. By the time they reach out to an artist, most people have been imagining and dreaming about their painting for months or even years. Custom paintings are full of warm and fuzzy emotions that make us feel love, pride, and connection. When we commission our custom artwork, we want …

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Meet Me at These Valley Art Fairs

It’s an exciting time of the year! The weather is finally (well, sort of) cooling down, Halloween is almost over and the holidays are quickly approaching. Along with cooler weather and holidays comes one of my favorites times of the year – art fair season! This will be my first time as an actual artisan at these local art fairs, …

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In 1915, Georgia O’Keeffe was one of the first people to create abstract works of art in the US. Most other artists of the time were focused on American realism. She is often considered to be the foremother of the feminist art movement, developing her career in a time where the industry was completely dominated by men. Her unique style …

All About Wall Art Options From Artist Christina Carmel

All About Wall Art Print Options

Wow. Figuring out how to offer the highest quality but affordable prints has certainly been a whirlwind – but I am so proud to announce that we’ve done it! I am thrilled to now offer prints of my work as wall art as well as lifestyle accessories. Whether you’re looking for a case for your brand new XS Max or …

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A Very Brief History of Portrait Painting

For as long as there has been painting, there has been portraiture. Portrait paintings date back to at least 5,000 years ago to ancient Egypt, where the art form is said to have originated (although many other ancient peoples also practiced portrait artistry). Portraits are defined by the Tate Modern museum as simply a “representation of a specific person”. Paintings …

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How to Commission Art

Baby showers, weddings, and graduations… oh, my! Luckily, this beautiful life is chock full of reasons to celebrate – and commission custom artwork to go along with it. Whether its a portrait of you as a child for your parents’ 40-year wedding anniversary or a portrait of your son’s favorite grandmother to hang in his first house, we could all …

Artist Christina Carmel How to Choose the Correct Size Artwork for Your Space

How to Choose the Right Size Artwork for Your Space

I get asked this question a lot, so I decided to write about it here. Choosing the right size canvas for your new custom painting can be quite a headache for many to decide. A painting that is way too small for a space will be underwhelming and even awkward. A painting that is way too large for a space …

Artist Christina Carmel is Showing at Local Art Shows_ First up, Fountain Hills Festival of the Arts 2018

Artist Christina Carmel is Showing at Fountain Festival of the Arts 2018

Although getting here wasn’t all that easy, I am proud to be showing at multiple local art fairs throughout the Phoenix valley this winter. As a newer artist in the craft fair world, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I applied for various art fairs and shows around the valley. Before researching how to apply, I didn’t realize that …

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3 Most Important Reasons We Need Arts Integration in Arizona Public Schools

It’s September, and my first school year without a classroom of my own and students to love. Needless to say, I am definitely missing my kiddos. Because of this, I decided to connect to my former students by doing some research on Arts Integration Programs in Arizona schools. As most teachers who have ever used art integration in their classrooms …

What to Expect From Portrait Artists

What to Expect From Portrait Artists

When commissioning a custom portrait, it can be difficult to know exactly what to expect. Commissioning family portraits or other artistic works does not follow the same protocol as making a regular purchase. The process of commissioning a custom portrait is emotional, exciting, nerve-wracking, and exhilarating. When commissioning a custom portrait, you are helping to create a precious family heirloom …