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To celebrate and promote artists, the arts, and provide a resource dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit through news, information and educational resources.

The Purpose of Arts Illustrated is to maintain an online website that will provide access to artists, their work and their stories from around the world, and additionally developing a growing body of visual content, news, history, commentary, useful facts and resources that are of value to people working in the arts, interested in the arts, and just curious about the arts.

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Art, Writing, // August 16, 2013

Out of the Storm

Storm clouds blanket the sky Dark and grey, they come rolling by Rain thrashes down, stinging my face It hits me head on as I pick up the pace Unforgiving, I’m soaked to the bone “Come on legs, carry me home” A glimmer of hope, Sunrays shine bright I walk […]

Art, Writing, // August 16, 2013

Bent But Not Broken

Bowed with the weight anguish Head down…darkness consumes him As he battles up a hill against the odds His tears falling… disappearing into the rain But in the midst of torment… A glimmer of hope Although stooped over in pain… He acknowledges that he is still moving forward Through his […]

Art, // August 16, 2013

Finding Your View

At the outset, let’s get something out of the way. Cameras do NOT take pictures. Our brains do. It doesn’t matter whether you use an iPhone or a Canon EOS 1Dx. What your camera captures depends entirely on what you SEE. And, what you see depends on HOW you see. […]

Art, // August 14, 2013

The World of William Wray

William Wray resides in California. He studied painting at the Art Students League in NY and has made his living for many years as a cartoonist and now paints regional subject matter. He blends abstract expressionism and realism into a realistic expression, which stands as a bridge into the contemporary […]

Art, // August 14, 2013

A Heart Beats in Brooklyn #1

I went to my local hardware and garden store, Crest Hardware, to get tomato and Strawberry plants for my fire escape. The first thing I noticed as we entered the backyard was a huge, intricately painted ship. “Wow,” I thought, “this is a serious piece of artwork. One of the […]

Art, Writing, // August 14, 2013

Broke Down

“Broke Down” No matter how many times you put your hand in your pocket You still have eighteen cents. No matter how many times you dial the cell phone number It just keeps ringing No matter how many times you turn the ignition It still grinds then clicks. No matter […]

Uncategorized, // June 5, 2013

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