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RIP Cosmo 2000 - 2015

Cosmo's last catnap - back home 1.6.15 My much loved cat Cosmo died yesterday evening. Many thanks to all the staff at my vets for their compassion and excellent support at the end. He came home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Best in Bloom 2015

The medal winners at the 3rd Annual Botanical & Floral Art in Bloom Exhibition at Bloom in Dublin are listed below. You can also see a great write-up of the exhibition - and more photos - on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

History of BISCOT Exhibition and Medal Winners 2015

For those interested in: details of the BISCOT (Botanical Images Scotia) medal winners 2015 how BISCOT came about and how it is run how to exhibit at BISCOT in the future I wrote to Hazel Morris,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A new botanical art blog and two botanical art shows

Three announcements for botanical artists relating to: he Botanical and Floral Art Exhibition at Bloom in Dublin, Ireland The Botanical Images Scotia (BISCOT) Exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

Are you wasting time on social media sites? I’m not implying that you shouldn’t be on those sites. I’m just wondering if you’re using them to their potential. It’s not that you need to be posting and sharing more. It’s that you should make sure your ROI (return on investment) is worth it for you. Show More Summary

Paying Artists - consultation report published

Cover of the report A report has been published which relates to a campaign to secure payment for those artists who exhibit work in publicly funded museums. Here are links to the report and some of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

'Inventing Impressionism' not affected by National Gallery strike

Those wanting to catch the last week of Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery should not be put off by news of a 10 day strike by National Gallery security staff. The striking staff no... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

I've nominated Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the £20 note

Pinks by Charles Rennie Mackintosh This is my nomination for the visual artist to appear on the £20 note.  Have you done yours yet? Glasgow School of Art. Architect: Charles Rennie... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who's made a mark? #265

Hey ho up she rises @TCMargate pic.twitter.com/NIBmw9xO83— Grayson Perry (@Alan_Measles) May 19, 2015 Art CompetitionsCall for EntriesThe deadline for The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015 -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Paul Riley and the magic of watercolour flowers

A NEW book - The Magic of Watercolour Flowers by Paul Riley I'm a huge fan of all artists who paint flowers - and they certainly don't have to be strictly botanical! A very long time ago one of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Hogarth and Henry Hudson

crop of the first plate Leaving China New Hopecopyright Henry Hudson The other day I went to see a quite remarkable show called The Rise and Fall of Young Sen by a young artist called Henry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Society of Botanical Artists - Diploma Assignments

Students of the Society of Botanical Artists' Distance Learning Diploma Course come from all over the world. Over time, rather than being isolated in their studies and studios, they've come up with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

34 Marketing Insights from the Authority Rainmaker Conference

It’s a Memorial Day tradition at Art Biz Coach to offer a list of reminders for your art business. This is a twist on that tradition. With inspiration from the stage of Copyblogger’s Authority Rainmaker conference, I opened up my notes and share my biggest takeaways with you. Show More Summary

Celebrate a visual artist on the next £20 note

The Bank of England is asking the public to make suggestions as to who should be on the next £20 note.  It must be somebody British and noteworthy in the field of visual arts. At the end of this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Jerwood Drawing Prize: Call for Entries

The Call for Entries has gone out for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015.  This is the largest and longest running drawing prize in the UK. Also, I've now had confirmation that the Derwent Art Prize... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Grayson Perry - A House for Essex - tonight on Channel 4

Tonight on Channel 4 (9pm) there is a programme about "A House for Essex" - the dream house created by Grayson Perry CBE RA - artist and contemporary social anthropologist. The programme has been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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