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How To Create Art is a list of articles that reviews and compares art supplies. There are a vast number of products on the market. This site was designed to help you decide which product fits your needs best. We strive to provide as much information as possible about each product so that you can compare and contrast them. This way you can find the one that is best for you, whether you are a beginner, or an experienced artist.

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Here at How To Create Art, we provide detailed reviews and comparisons for art supplies. We also provide information and how-tos for a variety of art techniques. We will be adding more and more articles and hope to cover all kinds of art products. If there is a specific type of product that you are knowledgeable in, feel free to send us a message, and you can help us write an article. Accuracy is important to us, so if you see a mistake or something we can add to any article, please let us know. This helps to ensure we are providing the most up to date and accurate information possible.

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How To Create Art is based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and was founded in 2017.

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When possible, How To Create Art consults practising artists for information about the products and techniques we cover in our articles. Here is the background information on some of the contributors.

Shawn Mackey

Shawn Mackey at work in a gallery painting demonstration.

Shawn is an artist working primarily with oil and acrylic paint. He has used a wide variety of acrylic techniques, mediums, and products. Today he is focusing on oil paint, and beginning to explore the historical working methods of many famous old master artists. As part of this exploration he is creating his own oil paint from raw pigment and linseed oil. He is also experimenting with additives like marble dust, chalk, and pre-polymerised linseed oil. Stay tuned for articles about these new processes soon.  His work is shown in various cities across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He works primarily with realistic, yet expressive, figurative scenes. These scenes often feature couples together in romantic settings.

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