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25th anniversary exhibition of the Shirley Sherwood Collection

An exhibition to celebrate the anniversary of a collection seems to me to be an excellent idea - but I hadn't seen one before this week. Work by Botanical Artists in the Collection of Dr Shirley... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Are your sites mobile friendly - or are you facing Mobilegeddon?

Yesterday mobilegeddon was supposed to happen - here's why: Did you know that some 30% of all search queries now come from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets)? Google has said that it expects... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

New Music Alert: Cautiontape

Austin-based indie rock outfit Cautiontape isn’t famous yet, but if their debut EP is any indication of their potential, they will be. The post New Music Alert: Cautiontape appeared first on Bil Gaines.

Review: 30th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists

Entrance to the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists The Society of Botanical Artists is relatively young compared to those national art societies which started life in the 19th... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Society of Botanical Art: Certificates of Botanical Merit 2015

This post includes news about which artists won the coveted Certificate of Botanical Merit from the Society of Botanical Artists. My next post will include a review of SBA's 30th Annual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Prizewinners at the Society of Botanical Artists' Annual Exhibition 2015

Yesterday's Private View of the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists was yet again an occasion to meet old friends as well as view some wonderful art in a very well hung... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A new website - Botanical Art and Artists

Today I'm launching my new website Botanical Art and Artists http://botanicalartandartists.com.  It provides a compendium of resources about botanical art past and present for botanical artists and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Prizewinners at the 124th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

This post highlights the prizewinners at the 124th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. I'll be writing more about the exhibition on Saturday. The Private View as per usual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Bigger Picture Exhibition

This is going to be a bit of a picture oriented post about the The Bigger Picture exhibition being held at Lauderdale House for the artists participating in the Big Painting Challenge. The PV... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Ex Cops vs. McDonald’s

Here’s an excellent story: McDonald’s Asks Indie Band to Play For Free During SXSW. Read Their Fantastic Reply. The gist: Not-yet-super-famous indie band Ex Cops was asked to play SXSW for FREE. By McDonald’s. McDonald’s is a multi-billion dollar company. Show More Summary

Who will win the NEW £15,000 'Conversations Prize'?

This year the Annual Exhibition of the of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters has a brand new prize - the £15,000 "Conversations" Prize sponsored by Seven Management. A Conversation piece allows... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Advice on Painting from John Singer Sargent

Thomas Jefferson Kitts has done us all a favour and created a digital version - and an ebook in pdf format - of two second-hand accounts of Sargent's teaching and painting methods. One of these is as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

LBS, websites and Diebenkorn

London Business School - the rather impressive John Nash bit It's nice to know that the London Business School is still interested in what I do! (I left with my MBA in hand at the end of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sargy Mann 1937 - 2015

Cadogan Contemporary have announced the very sad news that Sargy Mann died on Easter Sunday. He was a quite remarkable painter - and not just because he was blind.  I wrote about him recently on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

22 Social Media Updates About Your Show That Won’t Bore Your Followers

You’re having an exhibition of your art. Congratulations! The promotional postcards are designed and ready to be sent. Check! You’ve planned a couple of emails to your list. Check! Now … what can you share with your friends, fans, and...Show More Summary

Art Business - for Artists

Today I launched a new website Art Business - for Artists. It's the product of nearly 10 years of writing about art including the business side of art - and quite a few years experience of business... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015 - Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015 is now published. This post is an overview of the main points of information and interest for anybody thinking of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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