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A major overhaul for the Royal Academy of Arts campus

In 2018 the Royal Academy of Arts will celebrate its 250th anniversary by opening up the campus of the Royal Academy between Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens. The overall aim is to create a place... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

8 of the Biggest Mistakes Artists Make in their Art Careers

You might be making mistakes in your art business that are holding you back from big growth. Mistakes aren’t bad, and I don’t want you to feel like you have to be perfect in everything you do because seeking perfection is a sure way to be paralyzed by fear. Show More Summary

The Case For Focusing Your Creative Energy and How To Do It

You have so many ideas. You’re full of creativity and ready to apply it to any material you come across. You paint for the pleasure, you paint commissioned work, you make jewelry, you snap photos, and you teach. You know who you are....Show More Summary

Good and Bad News: Your Work Is Never Done

Newsflash! You’re just getting started. Whether you think this is good news or bad news depends on your disposition. Some people feel fulfilled and complete every day. I envy them. I want more. Not more "stuff," but more out of life....Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes: Rebranding Art Biz Coach

Ta da! We did it! We have a new look at Art Biz Coach, and I’m using today’s post to give you the inside scoop on how all of the pieces came together. Back in January, I asked if your brand was missing you because I had concluded, with...Show More Summary

I'm updating websites AND trying to have a break AND finding time to draw

Basically I've not had a break for what seems like ages. I'm now officially pooped from back to back exhibitions and trying to get four new websites up and running after the shambolic debacle with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Brits lose out in BP Portrait Award 2015

The headlines from an analysis of the statistics of the entries for the BP Portrait Award are: 2015 is a record year for the number of countries sending entries - up to 92 countries from 73... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

You Know How to Choose Success? Right?

Many of us need help to know how to choose success. You might think knowing how to choose success is some innate trait. One where we each get an equal amount of wisdom to help us. As with many things... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Drawing and Sketching - Every Day in May

One of the things which my new book Sketching 365 advocates is regular sketching. Which makes today - 1st May - a great day to announce an annual drawing and sketching exercise which very many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Selected Artists - BP Portrait Award 2015

I think most portrait painters want to be able to list "selected for the BP portrait Award" on their CV as its the most prestigious portrait exhibition in the world! In this post I list the 55... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Shortlist for £30,000 BP Portrait Award 2015 announced

More than 2,748 portraits from a record 92 countries were digitally submitted for consideration by the Judges of the BP Portrait Award 2015. Just three have been shortlisted for the £30,000 First... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

14 good years

The Kittie Sitter I'm not really feeling like doing a proper blog post today. I've just got back from the vets and, having feared the worst, I've had my worst fears confirmed. My big boy cat Cosmo... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Shortlist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award 2015

Six museums have been shortlisted for the Museum of the Year and three of them are focused on art or are are art related. This is the Michelin Star rating for Museums so being shortlisted is an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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! ]]

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