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The Big Secret About Your Art Career That Nobody Is Telling You

I feel like there is this big secret in the art world. It’s about how things work and how to be successful. Everyone but me seems to know what it is. Ever feel this way? If I only knew this one thing... this one elusive thing that I have no idea what it is... Show More Summary

The Joy of Spring - an exhibition of works in the Shirley Sherwood Collection

The Joy of Spring is coming to an end at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. The last day of the exhibition is the 9th August after which the gallery closes for the installation of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Selected artists - Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015

This post highlights the names - and the websites - of the 80 artists who have been selected for the 2015 Exhibition of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Plus some of the images which have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Georgia O'Keefe - major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2016

Yesterday the Tate announced its exhibition programme for 2016. It will include a major retrospective of the work of Georgia O'Keeffe as the Summer Exhibition at Tate Modern running between 6 July –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize - Call for Entries

There are major changes for the next Threadneedle Prize for Figurative and Representational Art.  These include: a change in name and branding - it's now called The Columbia Threadneedle Prize a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to complain about a copyright infringement on LinkedIn

This post is about what to do about copyright infringements on LinkedIn. I've just made my first formal complaint of copyright infringement to LinkedIn re the reproduction of the Art Business Page... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Ten Right Ways How to Be A Happy Artist

You Can Choose to Be a Happy Artist. Then Choose to Make Sure You Are. Over the years of reading forums and comments on sites and blogs for artists, I have noticed a trend. There are unhappy artists... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

National Open Art Competition 2015 - Final Call for Entries

Don't panic! 2 days to go - says the NOA website! You have until Sunday 26th July to submit artwork to the National Open Art Competition What is the National Open Art Competition? Normally at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015: Selected Artists

The names of the 58 selected artists for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 have been announced.  Each has had one work selected apart from one artist who has had three selected. The Jerwood Drawing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Art Is About Being In The World

[Art] isn’t about being in the studio, it’s about being in the world. - Robert Irwin I count myself lucky that I ended up at an art talk with Robert Irwin last April. Irwin didn’t just get off the art school bus. He’s been in the ‘hood for a while now. Show More Summary

Review: Kew's Heritage Trees - paintings by Masumi Yamanaka

I've been trying to get to see Kew's Heritage Trees - paintings by Masumi Yamanaka for quite some time! Yesterday I announced to my other half that visiting the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

ING Discerning Eye 2015 - Call for Entries

This is about the Call for Entries for the ING Discerning Eye Competition 2015. Part of the Call for Entries Leaflet for the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2015 This exhibition has increased the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Has Richard Prince Killed Copyright Protection For Artists?

Guest blogger: Kathryn Goldman The short answer is "No." The longer answer is that most artists are not going to have their art taken by someone like Richard Prince who has commercial stature and deep pockets. The threat to most artists is from every day Internet "sneak thieves" - lazy non-creatives who right click, copy and paste. Show More Summary

How to Sell Art to the Affluent Market

Four Tips on How to Sell Art to People Who Can Afford to Buy It Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. – F. Scott Fitzgerald Editor’s Note: Apologies if this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Top 10 portrait painters - and a commissions checklist

I've just read an excellent and informative article identifying the Top Ten Portrait Painters 2015. It's by Annabel Elton, Head of Commissions (i.e. the lady in charge of the Federation of British... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Book Your Next Exhibition – Now

Yeah, I know you’d rather be in the studio. Yeah, I know it’s super cheap and easy to show your art online. Yeah, I know it’s a slog to find a good exhibition space. And, yeah, I know that if you’re physically and geographically able to show your art in public and you’re not doing so, you’re just making excuses. Show More Summary

Website Wars: WordPress vs Squarespace vs Wix vs Weebly

Guest blogger: Kim Bruce After researching, comparing and gathering information on what you need to know to make a choice between WordPress, Squarespace, Wix or Weebly, I have come to the conclusion that there is no conclusion. Each of these services has something to offer depending on your needs. Show More Summary

BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2015 - video and analysis

BP Portrait Award 2015 - the Video I've uploaded my video of my walk round the BP Portrait Award 2015 exhibition to YouTube. Plus I've also done an in-depth analysis (it involved counting!) of all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Old Flo - the end of the story?

Back in 2012 I wrote Henry Moore Sculpture - a very poor precedent for public art about the proposal by the Mayor of my local Council to sell off the Henry Moore statue which Moore had personally... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Fake or Fortune (Series 4 - 2015)

Fake or Fortune returned to our BBC1 screens last week with a fascinating programme about three small Lowry paintings. I won't spoil it for those who have not yet watched - but you can see the Lowry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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