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How to enter the £30,000 BP Portrait Award 2015 - and improve your chances of being selected

The website for the BP Portrait Exhibition 2015 is now online - complete with information about how to enter. As I have done in previous years, I've compiled my very popular Making A Mark Guide to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Recording Britain Now - exhibition and prizewinner

Recording Britain Now is the John Ruskin Prize 2014 exhibition I never thought I'd get to see. However a generous sponsor enabled it to be brought from Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery where it was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

My book is "365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching" in Asia

The English language edition of my book in Asia has the title 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching and is being published by Page One Publishing. Below you can see the cover. I must say... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Single-Tasking Is The Answer for Improved Productivity

Would you like to get more done in less time? Then quit multitasking! Multitasking is working on diverse tasks simultaneously and, usually, doing them all half-heartedly: driving and talking on the phone; attending a webinar and responding to email; or writing a blog post and texting. Show More Summary

The Royal Drawing School

I found out yesterday that I can now say I'm an ex-student of the Royal Drawing School - so I promptly revised my bio pages! (see About the Artist and About Katherine Tyrrell) The Prince's Drawing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

My NEW book is "Drawing 365" in the USA

Today I'm going to show to the cover for the version of my book which is being published in the USA by North Light Books on 1 January 2015 with this title Drawing 365: Tips and Techniques to Build... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

My NEW book is called 'Sketching 365' in the UK

Would you like 365 Tips and Techniques to help build your confidence and skills in drawing and sketching? Sketching 365 by Katherine Tyrrell Tips and techniques to build your confidence and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

My book - a small teaser

This is by way of a teaser. I'm going to start doing some posts about my book next week. That's the one about drawing and sketching which has three different publishers for three different English... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

David Titlow wins Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

The photograph which won the £12,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for 2014 is Konrad Lars Hastings Titlow by David Titlow. The photographs of the prizewinners highlighted below can be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Let It Go: Delegating Responsibility

©Tara Pappas, The Release. Mixed media, 12 x 6 inches. Used with permission. The biggest lesson from last week’s Art Biz Makeover: Let go of control. After several discussions with my guests, it was clear that few people were willing to bring others into their art businesses. Show More Summary

So many poppies..... So many men lost......

At 11.00am GMT today a two minute silence marks the one of the more formal commemorations Armistice Day in 1918, following the end of the First World War We visited the Tower of London yesterday and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

£15,000 Lynn Painter Stainers Prize 2015 - Call for Entries

This is a rather late overview of the call for entries for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2015 Created in 2005, the Prize aims to encourage the very best creative representational painting and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who's made a mark in art? October 2014

This post is a round-up of my posts since my last "Who's made a mark in art?" post a month ago - plus links to interesting news about the art world that I've spotted during October. Below is Ben... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How I Screwed Up My Pitch and What You Can Learn From My Colossal Error

Tomorrow is the final day of this year’s Art Biz Makeover event, and I have scheduled a special session on pitching your art that includes a panel of art world folks who are pitched to by artists all of the time. ©Lisa Cirenza, Tubers. Show More Summary

Video: 2014 Exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists

The 51st Annual Exhibition (2014) of the Society of Wildlife Artists opened this week and can be seen at the Mall Galleries - in all three galleries - until Sunday 9th November The exhibition... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Schedule Something Scary and Extraordinary

It’s scary to step up – to think bigger about what you’re capable of – and that’s exactly what I’ll be asking of attendees at Art Biz Makeover next week. There’s very little motivation in the daily grind: update Facebook, schedule a few tweets, send a newsletter, write a blog post, work in studio. Show More Summary

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