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Selling Art Online 2016 (Part 1: Key Points)

Hiscox published The Hiscox Online Art Trade Report 2016 earlier this month. This is my analysis of key points from their review - in an easy to digest format. Cover of the 2016 edition of The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Making A Mark on Art Business and Marketing

Yesterday I created a new Facebook Page for Art Business Info for Artists https://www.facebook.com/artbusinessforartists/. It replaces the sections in "who's made a mark this week" relating to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to protect your art online

My fifth article for in the series of "Cost effective ideas for artists" is all about how to protect your art online. It emphasises all the things you can and should do to protect your art online at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Problem With Lower Price Points For Your Art

Have you ever created a body of work just so you could sell at lower prices? If so, you might have created a problem for yourself. Do any of the following ring true for you? You are afraid that people won’t buy your art if you charge what it’s worth. Show More Summary

How to avoid contamination of watercolour paper

This post is about  how it's essential to avoid contamination of watercolour paper how to make sure you are painting on watercolour paper free of contaminants. I had a very interesting talk on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Artists and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Too many artists suffer from repetitive strain injuries (RSI). In addition, too many artists know too little about: how to avoid RSI how best to deal with RSI Too often, health and safety issues... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Enjoy Prosperity and Posterity Through Positivity

Are Prosperity and Posterity High on Your List? What Is It You Really Want from Your Art Career? I believe most artists want to enjoy prosperity. They would like their art to be successful and sell... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

No sketching allowed? Really?

I'm beginning to find it more than a little tedious that some sketchers are turning into the drawing equivalent of the cyclists who always run the red lights - as if the rules of the road are for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: SBA Exhibition 2016 - Shape, Pattern and Structure

In this review of the 2016 annual exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) I'm going to focus on the various art media used for artwork submitted and accepted into the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Using Invitations To Elevate The Cachet of Your Exhibition

Every contact you have with someone is an opportunity to wow them with your art and your professionalism, so you don’t want to miss the chance to wow from the beginning. Robert Mapplethorpe knew this. For his first solo exhibition in...Show More Summary

Legal and trading names for artists operating as sole traders

Did you know that if you are an artist who operates as a sole trader in the UK you must: register your sole trader operation with HMRC - and in so doing your must also..... register your business... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Cultural strategies, structures, and subtexts

Theater journal has just published my review of Peter Frumkin and Ana Kolendo’s book on cultural construction projects: Building for the Arts: The Strategic Design of Cultural Facilities (University of Chicago Press: 2014). Here’s the opening excerpt. The full review is available for download (pdf format). Although architecture may appear to be rooted in pragmatism, […]

Society of Botanical Art 2016 - Certificates of Botanical Merit

The announcement about which artists have won Certificates of Botanical Merit (CBM) comes after the prizes at the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists each year. I've known more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Prizewinners - Society of Botanical Artists' Annual Exhibition 2016

This post is about the prizewinners at "Shape, Pattern, Structure" the 2016 Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists.  This year there are 573 paintings, drawings and prints, 10... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

27 Ways How to Create Career Calamity

You Can Undo Career Calamity You can do a lot of things right, and still end up with art career calamity. A combination of doing too many wrong things and not enough good things is how you get your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

3 Simple Actions To Avoid The Tax Time Crazies

Even if you work with a bookkeeper and accountant, as I do, there’s still much work to be done this time of year. Every year I learn something new at tax time that I wish I had known in advance – insights that would have made the filing process much easier. Show More Summary

Private View - Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists

This is where I am today - at the Private View of the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA). The exhibition is in the Aldersgate Suite at Central Hall Westminster - opposite... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Alexander Goudie RP RGI: A Retrospective

I had the pleasure of viewing a very good looking retrospective exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture by the late Alexander Goudie yesterday (father of Lachlan Goudie) in the Threadneedle... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Picasso Portraits exhibition at NPG to highlight his approach to portraiture

An exhibition of Picasso Portraits will open at the National Portrait Gallery on 6 October (until 5th February 2017). It will include over 75 portraits by the artist in all media, ranging from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

204th Annual Exhibition of Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours #1 - Prizewinners

I visited the 204th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) on Friday last week. This is the first of two posts as I'm going to pop in again tomorrow after a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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