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Review: Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2015

a view of the Main Gallery of the Mall galleries and the ROI Annual Exhibition I visited the 2015 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters yesterday afternoon - and came away with a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Mean People: When Your Soul Has Been Swiped by the Grinch

A hateful email hits your inbox. A surly comment is left on your blog. A nasty response is added to one of your Facebook posts. How Do You Respond to Mean People? I have plenty of experience with this and confess that I’ve used all of the following suggestions (except perhaps #2) at one point or another. Show More Summary

The Ceramics Gallery at the V&A

I'm guessing that there are people like me who have been watching The Great Pottery Throw Down on BBC2 and thinking "must pay a bit more attention to ceramics"! So last week I took the lift to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Problem uploading images to Blogger via Chrome

I'm having a MAJOR problem uploading images to Blogger when using the Chrome browser When I click the picture icon while writing a post - to upload an image - instead of getting the normal 'upload... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A

I learned a few new things about the Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron at the preview of the exhibition of her photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum - which opened last... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Mindfulness and Gratitude

Find Time for Gratitude! The days after Thanksgiving are full aren’t they? Not of leftovers, or family, or shared community experiences, but rather, they are full of scheduled thematic days to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Selected Artists - The Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016

The names of the artists and artwork selected for The Columbia Threadneedle Prize have been announced. You can find them below - along with some of the images of the artwork The last Threadneedle... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

23+ People to Be Grateful For

1. The janitor who cleans your gallery or apartment lobby. 2. The housekeeper who does good work, so that you can focus on your good work. 3. The gardener and lawn mower who tend to the outside of your space. 4. The tech person who was so patient with you when you thought the world was falling apart. Show More Summary

Make art in Rome - on a scholarship!

Would you like to spend a month in Rome with a studio, room and board provided? This post is about opportunities to spend time in Rome painting - supported by a scholarship or other... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

£30,000 BP Portrait Award 2016 - How to enter and how to get selected

The Call for Entries for the BP Portrait Award 2016 was published yesterday on the National Portait Gallery website - so it's time to write my Annual Guide to how to enter and how to improve your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

23rd November 2015: Who's made a mark?

A round-up of recent posts about art, artists, art exhibitions and news relevant to art by me and others in newspapers, journals, blogs and Facebook A new exhibition Artist & Empire opens at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Search Quality Guidelines: Find out how Google rates websites

Ever wondered how Google rates websites to determine how they rank in their search engine? The aim of this post is to: ell you the latest news from Google - it will impact on whether and how often... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review ING Discerning Eye 2016

ING Discerning Eye - exhibitions by Nicole Farhi and Larry Lamb. Yesterday I ventured out after a week of resting my frozen back and went to visit the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Circular Business Plan for Artists

Most business and marketing plans are linear, and most artists are anything but linear. What if, instead of having a traditional business plan, you nurtured a holistic approach to your art career? That’s what I want to help you do with The See Plan, a new tool to help you see your art career in total. Show More Summary

About Rory McEwen

I've spent a delightful few hours recently putting together a page About Rory McEwen on my Botanical Art and Artists website. I'm going to develop a series of pages about various famous botanical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A Guide to Art Dealers, Art Galleries - and Vanity Galleries

Back in April I launched a new website now called Art Business Info. for Artists.  Since then I've been steadily updating the content, including some that is new rather than transferred from old... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lucian Freud Archive of Sketchbooks and Drawings gifted to the nation

A Lucian Freud Archive of sketchbooks and drawings has been gifted to the nation by The Estate of Lucian Freud in settlement of £2,940,000 Inheritance Tax following the artist's death in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

15 Ways How to Be an Awesome, Productive Artist

We All Live with Constraints. Even the most productive artist only has 168 each week. How you use your time is a key factor in how much art you can produce and get to market. You can’t just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Prizewinners - ING Discerning Eye 2015

On Thursday night the prizewinners in the ING Discerning Eye art competition were announced.  The Tyne at Wallsend Study 1 by Andrew Gifford won the main ING Purchase Prize of £5000. The ING... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Camila Batmanghelidjh portrait at the NPG

NPG website page re. the portrait of Camila Batmanghelidjh. Following the publication of the damning Public Accounts Committee Report into the funding and activities of Kids Company this afternoon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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