All Blogs / Arts / Arts & Business / Popular


Artes Mundi - A new kind of Art Prize?

Did you know that: he biggest contemporary art prize in the UK is the Artes Mundi - or that it is worth £40,000? hat the exhibition is held in Cardiff and not London? he winning piece is called A... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 tips for artists trying to get a grant

This post is for grant virgins and all those who would like to get better at making grant applications. A friend asked me to help with a grant application today. She had been made aware of it at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Is Your Artist Brand Missing You?

At the mastermind retreats with my coach and mentor, everyone in the group receives a “hot seat,” where we are given the opportunity to tackle one big issue in our businesses. For my hot seat, I chose to talk about my brand. I drop a cat photo every so often as I share peeks of my everyday life. Show More Summary

My book - what happened next

Sketching 365 in Foyles - nearly next to Andrew Loomis! My book published at the beginning of this month. Below I highlight what has happened since publication and the many different countries where... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Fix mobile usability issues found on.....

Getting an email from Google Webmaster Tools is not something I look forward to. One that tells me to do something - such as "Fix mobile usability issues found on....." on my portfolio website makes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

RA Summer Exhibition 2015: Call for 12,000 entries

How to enter the world's largest open art exhibition This post is about the entry process for the world's largest open submission art competition - the 2015 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

If you don't want your artwork stolen.....

Artists can learn a lot about how to handle copyright issues from photographers. That's because the frequency of copyright infringements in relation to photography is far higher than it is for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2015 - Deadline for entries extended to 20 January

This post is for ALL watercolour painters - wherever you live - who are interested in submitting their watercolour paintings to the Annual Open Competition of the Royal Watercolour Society. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

It's been a rollercoaster

Life has its ups and downs - with lots of twists and turns - rather like a rollercoaster. I normally have a short break at the beginning of the New Year. This year it is complicated by the fact... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Curate a Solo Show of Your Art

Are you still diddling around with juried shows or exhibitions with your art group? There’s nothing wrong with either one of these as a starting point, but there comes a time when you have to leave the nest. You have to plan a solo exhibition. Show More Summary

Boost Your Art Business Income

If you would like to increase your income in 2015, you must take charge of your art business. You have to stop waiting for things to happen and start putting all of the pieces into place, so that the good stuff can settle in. Liz Crain, Clay Dollars. Show More Summary

The cartoons of 'Je Suis Charlie'

We are now seeing the power of the pencil drawing over the gun.  People are fighting back with their pens and pencils. Yesterday's terrorist atrocity in Paris has led to an outpouring of new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to transfer a graphite drawing - and seal it on a panel

Sadie J. Valeri has produced some great short videos about the drawing preparations prior to painting. The first is about how to transfer a graphite drawing to a panel for painting.  This is an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

My Favourite Things

a crop of the images in the interview There's an interview with me in the February edition of "Artists and Illustrators" - the topic is 'My Favourite Things". How else do you explain the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who's made a mark in 2014?

In this post you'll find links to some of the most popular blog posts on this blog this last year. Apparently rather a lot of people took a look at a fair few posts on this blog in 2014. Over half a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Out with the old and in with the new

Following on my from last post, here's a round up of blog posts by artists looking back at 2014 and/or looking forward to 2015.  You might find a few tips in these as well! Head of Janus, Vatican... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

7 Tips for a New Start in Art in 2015

Do you start the New Year with the intention of starting over and being different? Or maybe just clearing out the clutter and the "deadwood" and creating a clean slate? This post is about trying... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Prepare for 2015: 5 Things to Do Right Now

It’s time to tie a bow around 2014 and prepare for 2015 by organizing your systems. The ideas here should take you less than 1 hour, and they will bring peace of mind to your New Year. 1. Update the copyright notices on your website, blog, and newsletter. Show More Summary

Ten Facebook Pages about Art in 2014

I decided to do a round up of 10 Facebook Pages I enjoy for the end of the year.  It's very difficult to choose just ten and I have to emphasise there were many others I could also have chosen. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

POLL: Selling Art in 2014 - Is the best place for generating cash the same as the best place for making a profit?

Do you know which was the best place to generate income from your art in 2014?  Or the best place to make profit?   Are they same - or different? I do hope we can continue that tradition... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC