About the Artist:

Carrie Brummer is an artist and art educator who helps artists refine their skill and develop their unique artist voice within her community www.ArtistStrong.com.

Carrie’s own art is influenced by living outside of the US for nearly 10 years, living in places like Dubai, UAE, Muscat, Oman and now Ottawa, Canada. She enjoys portraiture of women, painting mandalas, and textile work. You can see more of her art at www.carriebrummer.com.

Carrie Brummer studied Art and Art History at Colgate University as well as completed a masters in Educational Leadership with The George Washington University. She’s taught art to all ages, from elementary school through to adulthood.

In her early 20s Carrie Brummer was part of a touring exhibition of artists whose work was exhibited at both The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as The Smithsonian. Her work has been exhibited across the US as well as in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and in Muscat, Oman.

Before this, Carrie didn’t think her work was important or valuable (or even really “art”) until she had a gallery showing. These negative misconceptions are part of what motivates her work with other artists today. Our world is better when we all celebrate and embrace our desire to be creative.

  • Joined: October 2010

Journal

Limited Resources for Idea Generation

I keep thinking back to artists who inspire me and even inspire a bit of jealousy. What is it about them that stokes my passion and interest in the arts? Without fail innovative use of material impresses me. I think of Jennifer Stark, El Anatsui, or Ran Hwang and I am impressed by their ability to make work that is relatable but also powerful because of their material use. In fact, the particular…
Posted about 6 years – Leave a comment

Being Wrong is Okay

Part of being a creative involves finding inspiration. For me, that leads to voracious reading and lots of TED Talks. Someone highlighted in this year’s TED Conference has a direct connection to creativity. Her name is Kathryn Schulz and she is an expert in error. You heard me right, ha, ha. This author realized how much we are socialized to be perfect and acknowledges just how much th…
Posted over 7 years – Leave a comment

Letting Go

From my blog Artist Think / There is nothing quite like hearing you have a brain tumor. There is this quiet moment after the words “pituitary adenoma” leave a doctor’s mouth where it feels like the world is standing still. / I cried the entire car ride home. My dear friend Dawn had driven me and my wonderful mother had just arrived from out of town. As I got out of the car there was my mother …
Posted over 7 years – Leave a comment

Interview with Photographer Chris Conti

Want to see his photos from this article? Then check out its original post on Artist Think / Today I want to share a conversation I had with photographer Chris Conti. Chris is based out of Boston, Massachusetts and is a self-made businessman and artist. / What inspired your interest and love of photography? / I’ve always been a pretty outdoorsy person – I love hiking, backpacking, rockcli…
Posted over 7 years – Leave a comment
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