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Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving Wherever You Live! I am giving thanks to you for reading this blog! For most readers of this blog, finding a reason to pause for a day to enjoy a day set aside for being thankful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

ING Discerning Eye 2016 - award winners and review

A total of 727 works - including paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings and photographs - by 405 artists are on show at the ING Discerning Eye exhibition from 17 - 27 November 2016 at the Mall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What Are You Grateful For? (Curious Monday)

Every morning in my morning meditation, I include a moment of gratitude. I want to remember my blessing and honor the people who have come into my life and the things that make my life easier than most of the world's population. I truly believe that we don't get more yumminess until we appreciate what we already have. Show More Summary

R.I.P Andy Wood PRI, RBA (1947 - 2016)

I'm very sad to report that Andy Wood PRI RBA died yesterday morning. He had been seriously ill with cancer and I've been expecting this very sad news for a little while. Andy Wood, President of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Artists Branding: One of Your Most Valuable Assets

Use Personal Artists Branding to promote you, your art, and your business. As a solo entrepreneur, which describes nearly all artists today, you, your art and your business are intertwined,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Your Weekly Self-Promotion Routine

The Artist's No-Excuse Weekly Self-Promotion Routine is printed on the inside cover of the 2011 edition of my book, I’d Rather Be in the Studio. Five years is a long time in this fast-paced world, so it’s time to update that list and make it workable for late-2016. Show More Summary

The Business of Arts Organisations

Should all arts organisations earn money from diverse activities within the private sector in addition to their prime function? Whether your organisation is large or small, state-funded or entirely... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Grab Success and Forget about Getting Found

Stop letting prevalent myths of the starving artist and getting found mess you up. It’s a tough road to follow to become a successful artist. It takes creativity, determination, vision and business... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 Reasons You’re Not Making Enough Money in Your Art Business

When your income doesn’t match your aspirations, it’s easy to blame everyone but yourself. But my students and clients understand that you have to accept 100% responsibility for your results when you want to be successful. With that in mind, let’s look at 5 reasons why you may not be reaching your income goals. Show More Summary

About Donald Trump, POTUS 2016 and David Parkins

This evening I finally found the source of the image I shared early this morning from a women's Facebook account to my Making A Mark Facebook Page after spending the night watching the results come... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sketching the Vote in 2008

This is the sketch I drew while waiting for the results of the American election to be announced eight years ago (see my post Another kind of surge)  Another kind of surge (November 2008)(or what I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Silent Art Auction

The Silent Auction has become a feature of a number of exhibitions by art societies and other organisations. The latest is the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour who are holding an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Make Your Email List Grow Like Magic with a Lead Magnet

I know some of you are asking, “What is a lead magnet?” Trust me. I’ll tell you in a minute. First, let’s talk about what artists need to do to grow their business. Learning a little more will help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

2017 Wildlife Artist of the Year - Call for Entries

The Wildlife Artist of the Year has published its call for entries for the UK's most prestigious independent wildlife art competition - with a top prize of £10,000. Entry is online or by post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Aligning Actions with Words = Success

Do your actions align with your words? What I mean is: if you say that you want a successful art career, are you doing what it takes? Or are you exerting the minimum effort without any thought of your future? If you say you want one thing, but aren’t taking action to support that one thing, you are out of alignment. Show More Summary

Characteristics of Paintings by Caravaggio

This is about the distinctive features and characteristics of paintings by the artist known as Caravaggio. I went to a Breakfast Preview of Beyond Caravaggio at the National Gallery this morning and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A Discussion about Museums in a Global Age

'Museums in a Global Age' is a LONG video organised by Art Review ostensibly about how do museums engage with and reflect the world they inhabit? What are their roles and responsibilities? It's a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review - Society of Wildlife Artists 53rd Annual Exhibition

The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries was absolutely packed at the Private View with those enthusiastic about wildlife art - and there were lots of sales as a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Be Creative and Make Money with Productivity

Productivity Is Indispensable.  Do you want to be the best artist you can be?Do you want to make as much money as you can from your art? Do you want to make as much money as you can from your art?... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Botanical Artists in China, India, ?Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, South Korea and Thailand??

My Botanical Art and Artists website now includes three pages relating to Botanical Art, Artists and Exhibition in Asia: Famous Asian Botanical Artists (600-1900) - in China, India and Japan (to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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