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Top Ten Art Marketing Tools to Transform Your Career

Essential Art Marketing Tools These art marketing tools are like building blocks. Learning to use them and interweave them with each other is how you can efficiently grow your art business. They are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

RI Annual Exhibition 2017 - Candidates and Awards

How to become a member of a national art society and then how to be recognised via an award are two of the questions which perplex artists who want to progress their careers.  Both are of course... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

205th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour

Yesterday was the Private View of the 205th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.  You can view it from today until Saturday 22 April at the Mall Galleries, The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Make a Dynamite First Impression

You only get one chance to make a first impression. True? True! Competition is fierce in today’s art market, and you must distinguish yourself. How will people come to know you? More importantly, how will they remember you? Consider this advice when you want to be memorable in the right way. Show More Summary

Accessible or hospitable

We talk a lot in the arts about being “accessible” — which tends to mean open and available to many different people. The assumption (and often the experience) is that a lot of artistic work is difficult to approach and challenging to engage, whether in the content itself, or in the places and practices we […]

More productive, less destructive

One of my favorite moments in any planning or strategy meeting is when someone looks suddenly resolute, and says something like: “You know what the problem is? The problem is that we don’t have a system to [do or decide or develop the thing we’re talking about].” I love this moment because, almost always, in […]

Review: Bird Art by Alan Woollett

a new book about drawing birds If you want to learn how to draw birds - in graphite or coloured pencils - then 'Bird Art' a new book by renowned bird artist Alan Woollett, was designed for you! One... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sue Scullard - Wood Engraver

It was lovely to see the wood engraving work of Sue Scullard celebrated in BBC1's Countryfile's programme about Forests last night. I've purchased Sue's work (see below) as we are fellow exhibitors... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Avoid Committing the Seven Sins of Art Marketing

Art Marketing, Always Room for Improvement. I often encourage artists to study the business aspects of other successful artists. You already know it is worthwhile to take your time to learn the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Henry Moore's Old Flo to move to Canary Wharf

“Old Flo” will, in future, be hosted in Cabot Square in Canary Wharf.  Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture Draped Seated Woman known in the East End as Old Flo is at last to return to London from the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Processing Loss Through Your Art

A gentle warning before you read this. This was supposed to be a celebration article, but things happened that led me in a different direction. You might find it sad. Stick with me because there is a message here that you might need....Show More Summary

Want to see some very big flower paintings?

I've had any number of people tell me over the years that flower painting isn't really serious art. For example, I've come across a fair few chaps who select work for their art societies who don't... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

300th Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists

Last week I visited the 300th Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) at the Mall Galleries. The exhibition continues until 1st April from 10am to 5pm. Below is my review - plus... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Wyland’s Book “Don’t Be a Starving Artist!” Get Your Brand New Free Copy

Wyland cares about artists as evidenced in his new book, Don’t Be a Starving Artist. I first met Wyland in the early 1990s at the now defunct ArtExpo LA show. It was a time when the art print... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Wyland’s New Book Don’t Be a Starving Artist

I first met Wyland in the early 1990s at the now defunct ArtExpo LA show. It was a time when the art print market was booming. Posters and limited edition prints printed using 4-color printing were... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How To Discuss Slow Sales with Your Gallery

Sales are slow. You’ve been with the gallery for a short time (let’s say just over a year) and you expected them to sell more art for you, but it’s just not happening. Or maybe you’ve been with them longer. They sold a lot of your work at one point, but sales have dropped off significantly in the past couple of years. Show More Summary

Review: The Big Painting Challenge FINAL 2017

I was metaphorically on the edge of my seat last night watching the Final of The Big Painting Challenge on BBC1 - willing my prediction to do well. Which was a bit silly when it dawned on me that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Michelangelo & Sebastiano at the National Gallery, London

I went to the preview of "The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano" at the National Gallery this week, along with rather a lot of other people from all over the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Choose the Best Art Sales Channels for Awesome Results

Can You Define Your Art Sales Channels? Being artist means dealing with endless choices. On the creative side, you deal with subject, media, style, color, size and much more. You have choices on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Book Review - The Great Pottery Throw Down

The first series of The Great Pottery Throw Down had me fixating on the potter's wheel and raku firing. I ended up taking a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum and writing this post - The Ceramics... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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