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Akash Bhatt wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015

The prizewinners in the 2015 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition were announced earlier today. Winner of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015£10,000 First Place Blue Room by Akash... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lazy Way How to Sell More Art with Less Effort

Here’s the short answer to the lazy way for how to sell more art with less effort: Get Collectors! When it comes to buying things, we all use a 3-part decision-making criteria. We tend to buy from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Hesketh Hubbard Exhibition - not enough life drawing!

I went to see the Annual Exhibition by the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society on Thursday. The Society is London's largest life drawing society The Portrait (£175) by John Harper Sutton Charcoal The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

St. Paul's Studios on the Talgarth Road

Many artists living in London who have ever travelled west will have marvelled at the Artists Studio from the Arts and Crafts era - with the wonderful large north facing windows - on the A4 just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Rosa Sepple sells 50+ paintings in 4 days!

I don't often write about the exhibitions of individual artists - however Rosa Sepple very much deserves to be highlighted on the pages of this blog. Rosa can currently be found in the Mall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Networking Opportunities and Errors

Meeting new people is essential to growing your art business. The more people you know, the more people there are to appreciate, buy, and tell people about your art. The best tip I can give is just to get out! Online relationships are valuable, but in-person meetings can make an artist’s career. Show More Summary

Retirement and Pensions for Artists

It's been a while since I mentioned the topic of planning for our retirement as artists. I know a lot of people aren't thinking about retiring as artists - but there does come a time for some artists... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Can you believe it? 8 million pageviews!

While I was out sketching in Cambridge on Sunday, somebody took a look at a page on Making A Mark and notched up the 8,000,000th page view - according to Blogger! Magdalen Bridge and Scudamores,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Wish 'Lines and Colours' a Happy 10th Birthday

There are a very few art blogs which I have followed consistently in the last 10 years. One of them is Charley Parker's fantastic 'Lines and Colors'. It's a really class act! The header for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

9 Best Ways to Spotlight Art to Interior Designers

Learn Useful Tips to Help Sell Art to Interior Designers [Publisher’s Note]: This guest post comes from my good friend and co-author, Dick Harrison. He enjoyed a stellar career as an art rep... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Two videos about Ai Wei Wei and upcoming RA exhibition

On 19th September, a major exhibition of work by the leading Chinese contemporary artist Ai Wei Wei opens at the Royal Academy of Art. The exhibition is the first major institutional survey of his... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Feedback Whether You Want It or Not

We are often too quick to ask for feedback. We’re equally guilty of giving feedback when it’s not requested (or wanted). I’ve been guilty of both – especially the latter – and I’ve learned a lot about giving and receiving feedback. I owe much of what I know about feedback to Cynthia Morris, an artist and coach. Show More Summary

Urban Sketchers UK - all the events on one page

I've noticed on every urban sketchers sketchcrawl that I've organised that we always seem to get people coming along who are temporarily visiting London. Plus we also have a large group of people... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Seven Great Ways on How to Sell More Art

Sure, even though Van Gogh was a failure in his lifetime, things turned out pretty good for him in the long run. However, most of us want and need the income now. Here are seven ways to help you sell... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Juggling Multiple Income Streams from Your Art

I probably don’t have to tell you that selling only original works of art doesn’t always pay the bills. Sales can be seasonal, galleries can shut their doors, or the economy might tank. This is why I am all for artists having multiple streams of income - when it makes sense. Show More Summary

A Guide to Selling Art

I've developed a new page on my Art Business Info for Artists website. It's part of a brand new section I'm developing about selling art. Two sub-sections I've started to develop relate to: selling... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Get 15 Killer Blog Posts to Boost Your Art World

Here are 15 killer blog posts & resources for you.  You can jump on any one of them to find new ways to boost your art career. Don’t you hate it when good things skip by your radar? I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Jeff George wins top prize at CPSA Annual International Exhibition 2015

The 23rd Annual International Exhibition of the Coloured Pencil Society of America is currently on display at Oglethorpe University Museum in Atlanta, Georgia - until 23rd August 2015. Every year... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: 'London's Secret Garden' Exhibition at the Chelsea Physic Garden

This week I visited the London's Secret Garden exhibition which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Florilegium Society at the Chelsea Physic Garden. a corner of the exhibition - with the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Ease Overwhelm with These 8 Time-Saving Tips

Are you like a lot of my clients? You want to do/try it all. You’d like to be everywhere but time runs out. Lack of time is the number one anxiety for most of my clients. It’s not fear of rejection or failure or even potential criticism. Show More Summary

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