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Review: Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015

I visited the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015 Exhibition - run by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation yesterday - and recommend it to all those who enjoy wildlife art.  Funds raised by the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Super Important. You Need to Carry Your Water.

LOOM LARGE AND TAKE CHARGE There is debate over the origin of the terms “carry your water” and “carrying your water.” Some use them as a derogatory towards those who do the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

RECIPES: Art Career Advice That Will Make You More Money

Here are ten quotable art career advice tips from me, Barney Davey. My friends at FASO make some of the industry’s websites for artists and publish the art marketing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 Steps to Make Sure You Are Not Planning to Fail

As an artist and businessperson, you are not planning to fail. We don’t set out to fail. It just happens — but it is not just random bad luck either. If you don’t know where you are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Important | Why Artists Need to Know Lifetime Art Collector Value

The concept of lifetime art collector value is foreign to many artists. You don’t learn about it in art school. I many find artists don’t bother or have ways to track metrics about their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Learn How the Most Successful Artists Make Online Art Sales

The interest in how to make art sales online from artists is growing. Read on to discover tips from top selling from artists. A few weeks ago, Freddy Grant contacted me. He is the Marketing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sell More Art, Learn How to Lead the Sale

  Start learning to sell more art. Art is not an impulse sale. It requires discretionary income and careful consideration. Most often, it is a complicated process for both the buyer and seller.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Top 10 Reasons Why Artists Should Blog for Success

The answer to why artists should blog is simple. It is the best way to grow an email list and communicate on a regular basis with your buyers and prospects. Top Ten Reasons Why Artists Should Blog:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

7 Simple Questions to Make Your Art Career Amazing

Before we get into the questions of how to make your art career amazing, let me ask, “Do you have a marketing plan?” If you do, I trust you use it as a guide to make wise choices and take smart... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Eureka! The Purpose Of Your Newsletter

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about why artists should publish newsletters. I’m delighted that people read it and remembered its basic premise: that artist newsletters aren’t for making sales. However, I’m troubled that some of that article has been misunderstood, or perhaps I left too much room for misinterpretation. Show More Summary

The John Ruskin Prize 2015: Call for Entries

The John Ruskin Prize 2015 invites artists to submit entries in a range of 2D media in response to the theme: ‘Recording Britain Now: Society’. The First Prize is £5,000 and there's a runner up prize... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Do Hobby Artists need to complete Tax Returns?

This weekend I got my Notice to complete a tax return from HM Revenue & Customs. It shouted at me "It's time to complete your tax return"! My tax return - with the personal bits removed Do... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Add Value: take less photos and draw more

This is a video from The School of Life which is well worth watching if you've ever wondered what's good about drawing from life and why photography can get in the way of appreciating what we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

BP Portrait 2015 - Artists with their paintings

Here are some of the artists who have a portrait in the BP Portrait Exhibition. I've ordered the artists by country. Click the images to see a larger version. You can also view the websites of more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Reduce the Boring Factor: Add Variety to Your Marketing Message

No more repetitive emails, please. Your art exhibition, class, workshop, or event has so many facets that there is no reason to send the same emails and social media posts for your promotions. They get a little stale after awhile. Years ago, Marcia Yudkin wrote a guest post for me on this topic. Show More Summary

Review: New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2015

In 2015, the Annual Exhibition of the New English Art Club has moved from the "last exhibition before Christmas" slot to the "opens at the same time as the RA Summer Exhibition" slot. Which, to my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video Interview with Winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015

Matan Ben Cnaan, the Winner of the First Prize in the at the BP Portrait Exhibition 2015 kindly gave me a video interview last week. Judging by the coverage of the exhibition that I've found via... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Michael Gaskell (2nd Prize BP Portrait 2015) - a video interview

Apologies to those who sat and waited last night for this video interview with Michael Gaskell who this week won the second prize of £10,000 in the BP Portrait Award 2015. I've finally found a work... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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