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Thanksgiving DinDons

Best wishes to all my American Readers who are celebrating Thanksgiving. Les Dindons a.k.a. The Turkeys at Montgeron (1877) by Claude Monet oil on canvas, 174 x 172cm Musee d'Orsay This is my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

10 Affirmations for Artists

We all need a little pick-me-up when we're overwhelmed, uninspired, or unfocused Please return to these 10 Affirmations for Artists whenever you need a jolt of motivation or confidence. Audio-only and printable versions included. Continue reading...

Call for Entries - Royal Society of British Artists 301st Exhibition

This is a reminder that you have until 8th December 2017 to submit an entry to the 2018 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Paintings exhibited by members in the Main... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Call for Entries - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 206th Exhibition 2018

The Call for Entries opened last month for the 206th Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) at the Mall Galleries in April 2018.  The deadline for entries is 5 January... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2017 - award winners and review

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is a show of six curated exhibitions of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Is Any Artwork Worth $450 Million? (Curious Monday)

Last week, someone paid $450million for Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi. Yeah, it's Leonardo. Yeah, there are fewer than 25 known works by Leonardo. Yeah, it'd be pretty cool to have one of Leo's works hanging in your home. But... 4 hundred and 50 million dollars? Is any artwork worth that amount? Tell us what you think in a comment. Continue reading...

The Bumpy Road to Success: Stories from Our Clients (Podcast)

I believe in the power of being part of a dynamic group of ambitious people. You can’t possibly get everything you need from a single person, and I can’t possibly know everything there is to know about artists’ businesses and careers. Show More Summary

Concept Test Kitchen, Episode 2

The new episode of my “Concept Test Kitchen” explores the PAEI Code, a framework by Ichak Adizes to explore the four functions/concerns of management and their interplay and implications. Full details on this model are available in multiple places, but I’m drawing from the book Leading the Leaders, Adizes Institute, 2015. 

Breach of rules - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

This is about a competition where the organisers and Jury allowed an entry which breached the rules to remain in the competition and win two prizes. One of the things I do when writing about art... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Leonardo da Vinci sets new record for the most expensive painting ever sold at auction

The auction sale of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi at Christies New York yesterday is unusual for a number of reasons - the nature of the sale, the price it went for and the history of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

César Dezfuli wins £15,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Winner of the £15,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 César Dezfuli being interviewed about his portrait of 16 year old Amadou Sumaila It's extremely gratifying that the two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Three portraits of Billy Connolly

Back in May 2017, three portraits of the Big Yin - Billy Connolly - or Sir Billy Connolly as he is now designated - were unveiled as giant 50 ft/15m high murals in Glasgow as a tribute to his 75th... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 Reasons Networking Rockets Art Careers

Networking for artists is powerful. Most often, low sales results are due to not enough qualified buyers seeing your art. You will go far in fixing the problem by learning effective networking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Best of the Drawing Year 2017

Students of the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme - the Drawing Year - are having exhibitions of their work this month. The Best of The Drawing Year 2016-17 is displaying over 90... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Queuing to visit Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art!

Last night was the Private View for the four new art exhibitions at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. We were told that last week some 8,500 people... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

International Watercolour Masters Exhibition at Weston Park in 2018

In recent years, I've been very interested in following the travels of a small number of watercolour artists to top watercolour competitions across the world which have attracted international... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

I posted a link on Facebook this morning about the links between art and health - and it obviously was something that lots of people identified with. Why GPs prescribing arts activities to some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Exhibiting Artists - ING Discerning Eye 2017

The artists whose work has been selected for the 2017 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition have been announced. Ing Discerning Eye 2017 - The Exhibition The exhibition will be open to the public from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How To Warm Up a Cold Email List

You were told you needed an email list, so you asked people to subscribe. And they did. But you didn’t do anything with their subscription. Those poor people sat in your system. For months. Maybe years. Never hearing from you. Your list has gone cold. Show More Summary

Impressionists in London - a marketing own goal by Tate Britain!

I'm going to recommend the new EY Exhibition at Tate Britain as worth seeing. HOWEVER, this comes with a MAJOR caveat which needs explaining at the beginning. It's all to do with the title of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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