Review of Jackson’s Curated Sets: Ink

Janice K. Johnson

Bath based artist Mel Pozniakow reviews Jackson’s Curated Set for Ink sharing her thoughts on the materials and how the set encouraged her to challenge her regular painting practice.   Mel Pozniakow Tests Jackson’s Curated Set: Ink I was recently asked by Jackson’s if I would like to write a […]

Gurney Journey: Boatyard

Janice K. Johnson

This weblog by Dinotopia creator James Gurney is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You’ll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums. Contact You can write me at: James Gurney PO […]

Penske Media Acquires Artforum – Artforum International

Janice K. Johnson

December 7, 2022, New York, NY: Today, Penske Media Corporation (PMC) announced the acquisition of Artforum International Magazine, a leading voice in the contemporary art world. Artforum will join PMC’s constellation of brands as it celebrates its 60th anniversary year. Since its founding in 1962, Artforum has been at the vanguard of contemporary art criticism, and throughout its history has remained the voice of record for […]

Interview with Gregory Malphurs: Rethinking Portraiture

Janice K. Johnson

“My work is a deconstruction recipe of emotions, colours, stories, and inspirations reflecting life with its troubles and complications…” By Rise Art | 07 Nov 2022 Gregory Malphurs has recently joined Rise Art, bringing his conceptual portraits to the platform. Gregory’s work offers the viewer a look inside his subject’s psyche rather than a […]

DC Belony a sculptor capturing movements

Janice K. Johnson

DC Belony (Didier Camille Belony) is a French artist who since the end of the 1990s, expresses himself through the practice of sculpture and drawing.  His works are inspired by movement: whether it is that of the interaction between rider and horse for Osmosis or golf for other works. One […]

Interview with Clare Thatcher | Rise Art

Janice K. Johnson

Figurative, abstract.   Do you paint from memory or are you representing specific places in your paintings? I begin with observational drawing in the landscape, an understanding of how things fit together, thinking about place and why I keep returning. I make work deeply connected to a sense of place […]