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BBC Four Goes Abstract in September

This autumn there's going to be a series of programmes about abstract art on BBC4.  The programmes are: The Rules Of Abstraction with Matthew Collings, BBC Four  (90 minutes) Mon 8 Sep 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

My frames have arrived - I'm waxing tonight!

Sitting on my floor, in masses of bubble wrap and cling film, are seven bespoke tulip wood frames and mounts for the drawing for my upcoming exhibition. Yesterday they left Picture Frames of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Capture Attention with a Whisper

Steve Cranford, Creative Chairman of the New York agency WHISPER, was my guest in the Art Biz Incubator last week. When I asked him in the interview why in the world a marketing firm would be called WHISPER instead of SHOUT, he replied:...Show More Summary

Angie Lewin and the making of 'Nature Table' (video)

Angie Lewin's website As many people know I'm besotted with the portrayal of trees, plants and flowers in art - and I'm also eclectic in my tastes as to the way in which they are portrayed. One... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

POLL: Photography in Art Galleries and Museums

There's been a lot of discussion about the photography of art in art galleries of late. However today you've got an opportunity to express your views. Tourists photographing the Mona Lisa in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

'Making A Mark' passes 6 million pageviews - and resource move begins

On Saturday, Making A Mark notched up 6 million pageviews, since Blogger started counting in 2008. What's even more amazing to me is that the last million pageviews have been achieved in just over... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

I Recommend These Services for Your Art Business

In the beginning months and years of Art Biz Coach, I thought of my services as a one-stop shop. Bad idea. It’s never a good idea to try to be everything because you then become known for nothing. Over the years, I have learned to work...Show More Summary

How pencils are made

This is a very informative video about how pencils are made today made by Derwent Pencils. It tells the story of how pencils came to be made in the Lake District - in Cumbria - where Derwent (also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

It’s All About Your Mailing List

Michelle, a woman in my mastermind group, marveled at my list size: How did you get that many people on your email list? It was easy for me, I replied, because I understood the value of a list when I started my business. I was fortunate to appreciate the importance of a list due to positions in my past work experience. Show More Summary

ING Discerning Eye 2014 - Call for Entries

The call has gone out for the 2014 ING Discerning Eye art competition.  Unfortunately it came out in July round about the time I was rushed off to hospital followed by enforced break and the last... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

BP Portrait Award 2015 entry goes digital

It could only be a matter of time before the BP Portrait Award switched to digital entries - and so it has come to pass. Next year, in 2015, the entry process for this very prestigious and world... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Notes From an Artist Lecture

As I was flipping through my notebook last week, I came across notes from a lecture by ceramic artist Doug Casebeer at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado on January 25, 2014. Doug Casebeer, Vessels. Image found without credit details on Northern Arizona University site. Show More Summary

Making A Mark on Art - and the end of Squidoo

Over the last seven years I've created some 160 websites about art (Making A Mark on Art) and artists (About Artists) on Squidoo. Yesterday I had news that Squidoo is closing down. Seth Godin has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who painted this? #61

"Who painted this?" returns following the break while I wrote my book!    This week we'll start with a painting which is both seasonal and is a painting I've never seen before. However I could tell... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sophie Ploeg and The Lace Trail - BP Travel Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Sophie Ploeg's BP Travel Award exhibition 'The Lace Trail" can currently be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London - until 21 September 2014.  It then tours to Sunderland and Edinburgh in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Shine a Light on Your Art Business

I recently came across this quote from a student from 2005: I have adopted the habit of NEVER leaving my studio dark! … Nothing positive EVER happens in the dark. Life comes from the light around it. Art is created to live and to be seen and felt, not to be hidden away in some dark studio (even overnight). Show More Summary

The Secret of Drawing

In 2005, the history of drawing was explored by Andrew Graham Dixon in a four part series called The Secret of Drawing. That series of programmes are now on YouTube.  I'm not sure how they got... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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