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Review: Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2016

Earlier this week I visited the 29th exhibition of Sunday Times Watercolour Competition at the Mall Galleries and this is my review of this year's selected paintings. This post is about: he... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

4 Steps for Saving Money on Your Artist Website

Ready for a new website? Yes, you could do it yourself by using any of the template sites available. But when you take the step to have a site thoroughly customized to your branding and goals, there are things you can do to lower your monetary investment. Show More Summary

Four Forms of Inquiry

In my last post, I shared four forms of speech (Torbert et al) that define a richer and clearer palette of conversation in meetings (or in life). The two I find most absent or abused in purposeful conversation are inquiring and framing. So I wanted to dig into each of them in turn. Inquiring, according […]

Impressive solo exhibition by 2016 Threadneedle Prizewinner

Yesterday I was really impressed when I walked into the Threadneedle Space at the Mall galleries and saw Lewis Hazelwood-Horner's solo exhibition which is part of the The Columbia Threadneedle Prize... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Derwent Art Prize 2016 - Prizewinners

A pencil drawing about "Refugees" by Agim Sulaj has won the £6,000 First prize in the Derwent Prize 2016, sponsored by Derwent Pencils. Prizewinners received their prizes from Eileen Cooper RA,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Written Contracts & Agreements (Curious Monday)

Doing business on a handshake seems to be the easiest and best way to do things - until we realize it was a really, really, really bad idea. Putting terms and conditions on paper will save your butt. And... I know that artists don't always go to the trouble to get things in writing. Show More Summary

Who's made a mark - 18th September 2016?

A round of some of latest posts on this blog and my various Facebook Pages (see the side column) Art Competitions The Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition opens this week at the Mall Galleries. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Reasons That Will Expose How the Internet Changed the Gallery Business and Print Sales

The gallery business is not for the faint of heart. It never was. It was never easy for a brick and mortar gallery to make impulse sales. Successful galleries work contacts for years and months to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Art History: JMW Turner and the Industrial Revolution

The BBC has made The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution available again via iPlayer. You have 26 days left to watch the programme that was first broadcast in 2013. Painting the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Jerwood Drawing 2016 (Part 1) - Solveig Settemsdal wins First Prize

The Jerwood Drawing Prize "....aims to celebrate the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK." It also claims to have the longest and largest open exhibition for Drawing in the UK.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Turn Your Collectors Into a Sales Force

You have a sales force right under your nose: your collectors. The people who loved your art enough to buy it and live with it are your biggest fans and are probably itching to share your art with their friends, families, and colleagues. Show More Summary

13th Florum Exhibition in Sevenoaks - a review of art and artists

Artwork at Florum 2016 I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the Private View for the 2016 Florum Exhibition on Friday evening. It's not just that it has some wonderful artwork and the best ever hors... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Coloured Pencil Junkie - I need more greens!

I'm a coloured pencil junkie and every now and again I place a big pencil order. Very often it's associated with working on artwork when I become concerned that I've run out of a colour or I'm down... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

All the mistakes you can make when submitting work to an art exhibition

Who hasn't had an awful experience when preparing for an exhibition? 16 things that can go wrong when submitting art to an exhibition Here's a list of things that can go wrong. If you leave a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Don’t Even Think About It: Overcome Decision Fatigue

Every day takes too much thought. - Gwen Meharg Gwen left this comment in our Art Career Success System private group. I was struck by her insight because I had been reading about this at the time. “Decision fatigue” is a real phenomenon in contemporary society. Show More Summary

The Four Parts of (Meeting) Speech

With a new academic year now begun, I’m noticing again how odd and awful meetings can be. People of strong intellect and good intent, when gathered over an agenda (or a lack thereof), so often get lost in weeds and hand-wringing. Words are spoken. Heads are nodded. And you leave the meeting without knowing what […]

How to Make Your Big Best Life with 90-day Goals

90-day goals are a wonder and a force of nature. Unless we are sleepwalking through life, we are all trying to get things done. It’s human nature to want to accomplish things. It’s also human nature... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The John Busby Seabird Drawing Course & Bursaries

The Seabird Drawing Course was set up by the late John Busby and is an inspiring residency held in Scotland with access to the Bass Rock seabird colony. This post is about: he nature of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

London's Burning Festival - 350 years after 1666

Artists are heavily involved in the activities to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London which started on 2nd September 1666.   This weekend is all about Great Fire 350 in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Looking for a Breakthrough? Keep Working

The history of art is a history of artistic breakthroughs. Consider these significant achievements: - Scientific perspective - Oil painting, and then acrylics - Abstraction (Gasp! Art doesn’t have to be a window on the world?) - Photography...Show More Summary

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