Musings on Art is an educational resource for anyone interested in learning more about the world of art, as well as collecting art. We provide articles on artists, art movements, the art processes and art reviews from around the world. Most of our articles are written by professional working artists, which gives our readers a unique point-of-view about the artwork being discussed. Our artists-writers also recommend books that we carry in our bookstore. In addition to our educational mission, Musings on Art represents award-winning established artists from around the world, making their artwork available for sale. We are a direct importer of Russian art from the Soviet Era offering the best of Soviet Realism, Russian Impressionism and the Leningrad School of Painting. In our print shop we have a large collection of limited edition prints of masters works from all periods in history at very reasonable prices.
Our Founder – Cathy Locke
Musings on Art was founded by artist and professor Cathy Locke. She holds two honorary degrees – a B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and a M.F.A. from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Currently Cathy is a professor for the graduate department at the Academy of Art University. She has received nearly forty accolades for her work, including ones from the Pastel Society of America, Art Directors Club of New York, Society of Illustrators, the Pastel Journal and Campaign Papers. For nearly a decade Cathy traveled to Russia to learn about Russian art from numerous experts. She founded Russian Art Tour (russianarttour.com), which allows her to lead tours in Russia and lecture on both Russian and European art in Moscow and St. Petersburg.