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Through renderings of botanical, ancient historical monuments, foreign landscapes, seascapes, Clyde tells a visual story of life's journey.   His work is in watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint and, occasionally, pen and ink with a tight, illustrative hand.   Clyde created and operates an internet radio station for the past 20 years, playing nostalgic radio plays.   Clyde has always been creative and a visual artist.   However, with encouragement from his adult daughters, Clyde has taken his art to a professional level, and direction.   Clyde's work is an expression of...more
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Art Aesthetics

July 26th, 2021

What one likes or dislikes in art is something very personal. A piece will speak to you or touch your soul. You will identify with what the artist is trying to say, or not! However, when starting an art collection on a budget one can become so frustr... 

Time To Bloviate

May 20th, 2021

Once again it is time to bloviate, the definition, to discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner. In other words to blow my own horn! For most artists, this is a very difficult task and a necessary evil in our career achievements. I am no ex... 

Emerging Artists

April 30th, 2021

In the process of learning how to collect original works of art. You will come across some strange terminology. Emerging artists, a term you will often encounter. Attending an online webinar with art curator/collector Cheryl McGinnis, she gave the ... 

What Is Art Collecting?

April 24th, 2021

What is art collecting? If you own two or more pieces of original art, a painting, sculpture, handmade jewelry, you are a collector. Cost, value does not matter, and your heart skipped a beat when you first laid eyes on that unique piece. You had to ... 

The art market can seem like a daunting scary world, for those with millions to spend. But don’t be intimidated, anyone can enjoy affordably owning art. The key is to choose something you love and buy with confidence.   These quick five tips will ... 

I Said Simple Not Easy

April 4th, 2021

With my last blog posting, I made the statement this art career is simple. I said simple, not easy! The art career strategy that I have pursued is unique to me and my situation, so it may not be suitable for you. First of all when I convinced myself... 

Crossing The Rubicon

March 1st, 2021

With this art career, I have crossed the Rubicon! Do you know the ancient Roman maxim that means a point of no return? Smoking my tobacco pipe, and thinking about this art career, while watching a historical documentary, crossing the Rubicon popped i... 

As a self-taught visual artist, sometimes one feels a little intimidated by other artists that list their credentials, schools attended, and qualifications. However, it is the quality of works that’s important. But one can always improve in thei... 

Artist Guardian Angel

June 29th, 2020

It has been a long time since posting to this blog, and my art career has been on a continuous upward trajectory. My lack of posting has more to do with me being not much of a writer. However, blogging is one of those tasks an artist must do. Beca... 

The real story from the FRONT Lines of the coronavirus war! For those here that don’t know my two daughters live in Italy. I frequently talk with them via Facebook video. At least once a week, sometimes twice a week. They are confused as to why I... 

Once again I am pleased and honored to participate in an Artbox Projects exhibition. For the entire month of March and April my art piece titled "Saint John, Repent" will be on digital display on their 8 foot flat screen monitor in the Zurich Switzer... 

Gread Read On Medium

January 11th, 2020

I read and follow several art related articles across the internet. Here's link to really great and concise article on medium. Why You Should Buy Art From Living Artists 

It is amazing when I think about all the achievements for 2019. I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. Let’s list them? 1. Finally all my art postings across the various platforms, Fine Art America, Red Bubble, Society6, Art... 

Art Basel Miami 2019

December 5th, 2019

I am so honored and humbled that my art work is on display in Miami FL this week Dec 02 - 08 during Art Basel week. The work will be on digital display on one of two of the big 7x7 foot monitors. If you're in the Miami area visit the gallery located ... 

Art Collection Budget

November 16th, 2019

You don’t have to be wealthy to start collecting original works of art. Especially works of art that matter to you! We’ve all read about art collectors that choose pieces based on how much they’ll appreciate in value over the years. You should ... 

Why Enter Art Contests or Shows

November 2nd, 2019

Recent success with my art career has prompted me to think about and investigate why? What is it that I am doing now that I wasn’t doing a year ago? Let’s review! To help me improve in my art marketing, and craft/skill achievements, I watch... 

Only A Few Days Remaining

October 25th, 2019

There's only a few days remaining to see my art in my first gallery exhibition. Located in the Artbox Gallery Zurich, Switzerland. Giessereistrasse 1 8005 Zürich right at the "Schiffbau" in the urban art district of Zürich. The exhibition "Show It... 

Holiday Gift Giving Suggestion

October 19th, 2019

With holidays just around the corner as they say. Everyone begins to scramble around and get upset when thinking of that perfect unique gift. How about giving some original art? If you're gift giving budget cannot afford original works of acrylic, o... 

Determine Your Aesthetic Taste

October 11th, 2019

What one likes or dis-likes in art is something very personal. A piece will speak to you or touch your soul. You will identify with what the artists is trying to say, or not! However, when starting an art collection on a budget one can become so frus... 

Art Collecting Terminology

October 2nd, 2019

In the process of learning how to collect original works of art. You will come across some strange terminology. Emerging artists, a term you will often encounter. Cheryl McGinnis, art curator/collector, gave the best explanation I have ever heard. M... 

Art Work Pricing SECRETs

September 26th, 2019

For new collector's of art the number one confusing or disturbing issue they encounter is price. Why is their such a diversity and range of prices for some works of art? Some works of art with what appears to be very little detail sell for a high pri... 

Pet Portraits

September 24th, 2019

Creating pet portrait works is something very unique and special. For me a great responsibility to capture that special nature of the dog or cat or other animal pet. When I started this art journey I created several pet portrait works for my non-art ... 

In The Dark

September 4th, 2019

We take so many things for granted in this our modern day society. When you turn the switch on, you have lights to guide your way through your residence. You have 24 hours 7 day access to the internet, and thus communication with the world. You use ... 

Penny Less With Hope

August 17th, 2019

Where does the time go? It has been a few weeks since I last made a blog post. I have some very exciting news to share with you. When I started this artists journey, or rather when I chose to pursue a career in art. I enrolled in a professional artis... 

I am pleased to announce a new creation of The Artists Friends Podcast an audio recording of our weekly meeting of artists online. For about the past three years I have held a casual video conference online with some artists friends from around the ... 

As part of my personal D-Day celebration, every year I watch war movies based on the event. In particular I re-watch “Saving Private Ryan” and the 1960’s movie “The Longest Day”. This year I re-watched the PBS series “The War”. It see... 

Followup On Getting Old

May 21st, 2019

As a followup to my last blog posting I think I should clarify. I don’t normally do this, but so many wonderful comments posted on social media has prompted the need. I’m not going to recap, but some readers focused on my non-art work environment... 

Metaphor For Getting Old

May 18th, 2019

As a visual artist working in various mediums. We are expected or at least some artist feel the pressure of expectation, to reveal the inspiration behind our creations. As for me, for the most part, I don’t really think about what motivates or ins... 

My First Graphic Novel

May 11th, 2019

It's done, finally done! What you ask? My very first graphic novel, inspired and based on the entertaining nostalgic horror anthology radio series Quiet Please "The Thing On The Fourble Board". This has been a long time passion of mine. To combine ... 

Our Renaissance

May 3rd, 2019

I really enjoy the study of history and watching historical documentaries on YouTube. Recently I’ve been watching a lot of video’s about the Renaissance. This time area from 14th to 17th centuries was a technological, scientific, religious, and a... 

Wishing A Happy Easter

April 20th, 2019

Wishing a very Happy Easter to all my readers, and thank you so much for your support. I hope to continue to keep you interested in my blog postings. I have a lot of projects going on at the same time, and juggling the daily task. Look forward to mo... 

I've Done It

April 13th, 2019

I have done it, yes I did it! What have I done you ask? I’ll tell you in just a minute, but first a little background. When I returned to creating visual works of art for my adult daughters back in February of 2017. My original purpose was to only... 

Introducing my new work collections, “Digital Abstract Art”. These are digital extractions of small abstract pieces from my previous works. I then use a graphics program to enhance, enlarge and turn them into unique abstract designs. Great for a... 

Life Events Run In Circle's

April 4th, 2019

Sometimes life events come full circle. Let me explain, sit back for a marketing success story! During my last two years of military service in Naples Italy. I was hyped up on entrepreneurship and self employment. I read every magazine I could ge... 

How Not To Sell Art

March 28th, 2019

With thousands and maybe millions of articles on the internet about marketing, and selling your art. I found this article REALLY interesting. How Not To Sell Your Art -Artbusiness dot com After reading the article, think about it! How many of t... 

Original Art Collecting

March 20th, 2019

The art market can seem like a daunting scary world, for those with millions to spend. Don’t be intimidated, anyone can enjoy owning art in an affordable way. The key is to choose something you love and buy with confidence. Research Take your... 

Wonderful Time For Artists

March 12th, 2019

If you watch network newscasts, and read newspapers. One can become very depressed! The world is going to hell and a hand basket as the old saying. Well for artists this is the BEST time ever! Why, you ask? Probably since the birth of the renaissanc... 

As I’ve posted here before one of my primary passions is collecting, listening and sharing old time radio. When I commenced this professional visual art journey, figuring out a combination of these two passions was heavy in my mind. With advice ... 

Trolley Car Memories

February 13th, 2019

I participate in several Face Book discussion groups for artists. It’s a good way to receive and give creative encouragement to fellow artists. Plus, a very excellent method for reviewing various artistic styles and creative inspiration. One o... 

Skill Growth

February 9th, 2019

When slugging away creating art we sometimes wonder if our craft skills are improving or just making it. When a new growth spurt takes place it is so rewarding and satisfactory. I recently had that experience! I am a self-taught artist. I never atte... 

Junk Car and Truck Series

January 25th, 2019

Introducing my new “junk car” illustration series. I have always enjoyed old vintage car photographs. Especially, the 1940’s and 50’s black and white photographs of vintage cars and trucks. When I was a boy, growing up in Indiana, we lived n... 

Movies For Your Ears

January 18th, 2019

What if I told you that you could watch four or five movies in two to three hours? All in high definition, superb quality! No, I’m not talking about some new high technology or gizmo. Actually it is simply vintage tech, radio! In previous posti... 

A Note To Artist

January 14th, 2019

In my last blog posting I posted the message from the founder of Fine Art America. Something that all artists should take the time to read through. In past conversations and on-line discussions with fellow artists a plethora of negativity comes up.... 

Here was something posted on the Fine Art America site, from the owner. An interesting read, and thought provoking. Why Every Artist Should Be Selling on Fine Art America 

Internet Only Art Popup Shows

January 4th, 2019

Everyone reading this blog is invited to visit my on-line art popup show. Water Color Popup Show Early in 2018, I and five other artists from across the United States put together our first ever on-line popup show. We created an introduction video, a... 

Exotic Pet Love

December 27th, 2018

Our pets give us so much enjoyment and unconditional love. Dogs and cats provide hours of entertainment and cuddling when we did it the most. However, exotic pets are also worthy of praise. Recently during a conversation with a collector he told me... 

Artist Christmas Story

December 21st, 2018

The other day I received a fantastic Christmas gift from a collector friend of mine. During delivery of a recent commission piece for his family he told me about a Christmas gift he gave to his young daughter last year. Last year he commissioned ... 

Neapolitan Presepi, Memories

December 18th, 2018

During this time of the year fond memories of my life adventures in Naples Italy, come forward. In particular the various presepi displays in the churches throughout the city. Naples is considered the center of the world in the presepi creation craft... 

Kissed From A Water Buffalo

December 15th, 2018

Here's a story that really happened to me during my first year after arrival in Naples Italy as 19 years old. Serving in the United States Navy. I created this early podcast episode of Clyde's Art Story Episode 02 I hope you enjoy it. 

Flying Monkey's, What?

December 14th, 2018

Why is it that during the holidays we think about and remember moments and events of our youth? Maybe because this time of the year was always special for children, or at least it was for me. Seems like that as I age, I remember and cherish these chi... 

Audio Books Entertainment

December 13th, 2018

In previous posts I’ve spoke about my enjoyment of listening to old time radio programs. Especially while working, and creating my art. Another form of audio entertainment other than music really inspires me. This is audio books! Around 2012, I dis... 

Pulp Radio Art

December 12th, 2018

Long before I started creating visual art and starting a career as a visual artist. I always utilized my creativity with the programming and digital album creation of old time radio. As stated in previous posts and for those that have known me for aw... 

Why I Love Old Time Radio

December 12th, 2018

The other day a conversation topic came up that I had to think about and try to explain to a young twenty something guy. Why I love and listen to old time radio? He said do you miss those days, you’re not that old? Just what is old time radio? Well...