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Grayson Perry - Who Are You? - on TV and at the NPG

The fruits of Grayson Perry's recent collaborative efforts about Who Are You? are being revealed this week in terms of a series of programmes about identity on Channel 4 and an exhibition of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A brand new RHS Show for Botanical Art

The Royal Horticultural Society have just published their schedule of shows and dates for 2015 and their is a first - a dedicated Botanical Art Show at a totally different time to the usual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Annual Exhibition 2014

Earlier this week I visited the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of  Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers at the Mall Galleries in London.   The exhibition continues until Sunday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists - Review (Part 1)

These are some views of the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. I visited two exhibitions at the Mall Galleries yesterday. The RSMA was having its Private View which,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

More videos by the creator of 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

Lady with an ErminePortrait of Cecilia Galleraniby Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art was uploaded to YouTube in April 2007. You've probably seen it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Nicole Caulfield shares an ebook about portraits in coloured pencils

Nicole Caulfield's ebook - Dramatic Portraits in colored pencil My long time coloured pencils buddy Nicole Caulfield has been working on a book about portraits for some time. However since she... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A new gmail phishing scam

I was targeted today by a new gmail update phishing scam - or at least it's new to me. I'm going to reproduce the email I was sent below - along with the links to the Google pages which can help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What Your Art Business Will Cost You

When you own your own business, it’s important to look at expenses as well as income in order to remain profitable. I looked into various (not all – not even education or supplies and materials!) expenses for artists and thought it might be interesting to share the results. Show More Summary

A new £15,000 prize for portrait painting

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters have announced a new £15,000 prize for portrait painting. You have just three months to paint a submission! The prize will be called "Conversations".  The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

An important US Tax Court Ruling for all US artists

This is about a particularly important tax ruling in the USA. It affects in particular all artists who are also teachers. Most particularly it affects all those who earn more from their teaching than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Do artists ever retire?

I'd be retired now if I hadn't already retired early. Having a BIG birthday makes me want to reflect on how I want my retirement to be. Plus I've been looking around at what has already been said... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

This Is Only A Test: Marketing Experiments to Improve Results for Your Art Business

You are undoubtedly investing a lot of time and resources into your art business: websites, blogs, social media, newsletters, postcards, and more. As an entrepreneur interested in earning money from your art, you want to understand what’s working and what isn’t. Show More Summary

The Big Draw month is October

The Big Draw is the world's biggest drawing festival and is run by the Campaign for Drawing. It's also an annual event which takes place in October each year in UK - and 20 countries around the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Major new Singer Sargent exhibition announced - in London and New York

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends will be on display next year at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I'm sure this will delight many fans... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Threadneedle Prize Exhibition 2014

I got a little distracted last week by the installation of new technology (yay - a new iMac!) and hence did not post my review of the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition following on from: Threadneedle... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Snowdon and the world of arts

Snowdon - a life in view opened today at the National Portrait Gallery.  It continues until 15th June 2015 and admission is free. I anticipate it will be very popular. Lord Snowdon has always so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Interview with Winner of Threadneedle Prize 2014

This is an interview with Tina Jenkins, the winner of the Threadneedle Prize 2014 - the sixth female winner of the prize in the seven years it has been running. Tina has won prizes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Attract More Blog Traffic

This article is an edited excerpt from the soon-to-be-released newest edition of I’d Rather Be in the Studio. This Quick-Start Manual outlines the key areas you need to work on if you want more blog visitors. And who doesn’t want more blog visitors? Focus on Content More than anything else, good content will attract people to your blog. Show More Summary

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