Blog / 2020 / How Deleting Facebook and Instagram Is Changing My Art

October 13, 2020

Whether the artist views their work as self-expression or communication, how an artist relates with their audience will have a major impact on the work being made. It’s why I work so hard to tune out useless comments about my art and why I am so glad that I am turning off the noise of social media.

This hummingbird was commissioned by one of my Patreon supporters. You can hire me to make you a painting of an animal of your choosing for $300 if you sign up to support my work for $50 a month for six months. There are also prints and pretty things with this image in my Redbubble shop!

Anna’s hummingbird painting by Oregon artist Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on unmounted canvas
9 x 12 inches

March 16, 2021

It’s been four months since I canceled both Facebook and Instagram! Here’s what I’ve learned so far.

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