A Milestone year in the making…

When coming up on a milestone birthday in the past there was usually not much out of the ordinary to report. Not this year for me. So although I have not provided many personal updates, maybe now is a good time for a quick summary of what has turned into an interesting year. Let's start... Continue Reading →

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How effective is Social Media for an Artist?

I have been wondering a lot about the relevances of social media for myself and other artists, and perhaps more specifically about staying on Facebook/Instagram. First, the basic question, why use social media (e.g. Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, etc) by an artist? For an established artist who has multiple galleries that represent them, constant demand for exhibitions,... Continue Reading →

Website Switch up to SquareSpace

Trabuco Flats, copyright 2018 Douglas Stockdale For those who might have followed the link to my website these past few days probably had a bit of a visual surprise when you were greeted with a brand new home page. So while I was taking some time to evaluate how I wanted to proceed with my Trabuco... Continue Reading →

Artist stress

Buckwheat, Trabuco Flats 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale As an artist, sometimes a little stress can be a good thing once in a while, but constant stress can be a killer, in more ways than one. Recently I contributed a few photogaphs to Tara Wary's Too Tired for Sunshine project on Instagram. I had reviewed her... Continue Reading →

New Gallery Representation: Fabrik Projects

Middle Ground/En Medio Tierra (book dummy) self-published 2018 Douglas Stockdale I have a really wonderful announcement to make; I am honored to become a represented artist of Fabrik Projects! First, I will have to admit that I had planned to post a different article today, but with this news, I think it takes priority. So... Continue Reading →

Social Media updates for the New Year

Crystal Cove, bikes, December 2017 copyright Douglas Stockdale For my 2018 New Years resolution as well as one of my goals for the year was to try to improve my social media presence. Specifically this goal is for my personal artist projects and I will be doing something similar to broaden the presence of The... Continue Reading →

Artist versus Photographer

Big Raft, Bluewater Shore, 2017 copyright Douglas Stockdale Recent events related to the self-publishing of my limited edition artist book Bluewater Shore is causing me to rethink how I might describe myself to others: artist or photographer? Okay another option might be artist/photographer. I am probably reconsidering this whole classification subject because of my preparation on the subject... Continue Reading →

I am a Photographer

JiaShan, China, 2008 copyright Douglas Stockdale Just to say it again, I am a photographer. Oh right, I am a lot of things; husband, friend, dad, Papa, etc. But as to what and how I creatively express myself, I have settled on being a photographer. For about 15 years I was a painter. Before that... Continue Reading →

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