• art zone,  artists

    “Great Art Explained”

    The art world is full of clich?s, but it’s never too late to learn something new. The YouTube channel Great Art Explained is proof of that and is a precious art find. In general, I am not a huge fan of “explained” series, but this one turned out to be very different. In it, curator and gallerist James Payne focuses on a particular famous painting or artist and makes an in-depth analysis of the work / artist, placing them in the context of the times in which they were created / worked, the family they grew up in, the political and social environment. The analyzes are interesting, sometimes unexpected, informative…

  • art as a business,  Scattered thoughts

    Out of the Matrix

    Over the past few years, I have observed with sadness and weariness that the efforts I make on a daily basis to maintain the Facebook page fall far short of the desired results, needed for me to function as a freelance artist. As a person, who does almost everything by myself, this means I spend a huge amount of time, energy and mental resources figuring out “what to post each day” to keep the page “alive”. I invest in expensive art products, photo sessions, video scripts, video shooting, video editing, planning posts, writing texts for them… And all this only reaches my top 10 fans (thank you from the bottom…

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    art as a business,  art zone,  presenting

    Acrista Art Calendar 2024 is now available

    Acrista Art Calendar 2024 is now in pre-sale! It turned out to be a real little art jewel, as it was intended. As I have mentioned more than once, producing a quality elegant product is not an easy task. That’s why we create calendars with my paintings every few years :). This time we started already in July with work on the concept, the selection of paintings, the choice of the font for the calendar and on the design, we continued in August with the selection of paper and creating a sample, for a visualisation of how the calendar will look, in September we received offers from printing houses and…

  • art as a business,  art zone,  presenting

    Acrista Art Studio + Clients Area

    I present to you my elegant artistic space, which since September 1st of this year combines my working art studio with a corner for clients and finished oil works, available for purchase. Here, over a cup of aromatic coffee, you can purchase original oil paintings, as well as gift vouchers of various designs. You will also have the opportunity to take a peek at “where the magic is made” and view started canvases in progress – they can be requested in advance, even before they are completely ready and before they are published on the website and on social media. Visits are by prior appointment only – use the contact…

  • art zone,  artists,  pastels

    Harley Brown – soft pastel artist

    Those of you who follow my work may know, that this March marks 20 years since I created the website acrista.com and the Acrista Art brand was born. The first half of this period I spent mastering the soft pastels as a material and the artist who greatly influenced me during this time and was a sort of virtual mentor for me, was the pastelist Harley Brown. I came across him after subscribing to International Artist magazine, where Harley had regular articles, sharing wisdom on the artist’s life and priceless practical advices on the creative process. During this period, I acquired his two books: “Eternal Truths for Every Artist” and…