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Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015 - Call for entries

Yet another art competition on television!  This time it's Sky Arts' Landscape Artist of the Year 2015. It's very definitely worth a look for the career minded and/or aspiring landscape artist who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

So what did you think of The Big Painting Challenge?

So who watched The Big Painting Challenge and what did you think?  Did you guess who would be going home?  I must confess I did! This post provides  a few comments on the Landscape episode... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

116th Annual Exhibition of The Pastel Society

The 2015 Annual Exhibition of The Pastel Society opens to the public today at the Mall Galleries where it continues - with demonstrations, events and workshops - on a daily basis (10am -5pm) until 7... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who's made a mark on art #263

The major news this week for me is that I've been invited by Sally Bulgin, Editor of The Artist, to become one of their regular correspondents for the magazine and write articles from time to time.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Big Painting Challenge starts 22nd February on BBC1

The Big Painting Challenge starts on Sunday at 6pm on BBC1. It's part of the BBC's new initiative to get creative. You will also be able to view it via iPlayer. What's The Big Painting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Exhibition Review: Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2015

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2015 - paintings by prizewinners see my prizewinners post for details Yesterday I went back to the Mall Galleries to see the Lynn Painter-Stainers Exhibition 2015... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Art Critics Really Said This

Last week I sat in the audience and listened to husband-and-wife art critics Roberta Smith (New York Times) and Jerry Saltz (New York Magazine). They were in town at the invitation of Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum. (The photo here was...Show More Summary

The Wapping Group of Artists - Annual Exhibition 2015

It's been a little while since I last saw the Annual Exhibition of The Wapping Group of Artists. The names of some of the members have changed however their emphasis on representation and the places... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lynn Painter-Stainers 2015 - Prizewinners

Wladyslaw Mirecki with his prize-winning painting Last night Wladyslaw Mirecki won the 2015 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize worth £15,000 and an engraved gold medal - for Viaduct and tank traps. This is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who's made a mark on art #262

I've been trying to think of a way of continuing with "who's made a mark" without it being weekly. Frankly I'm enjoying having my Sundays back as the posts used to take all day to do! So here's a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

10 great reasons to see 'Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends' at the NPG

Book now to see the Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery - it's going to be a blockbuster! It opens today and continues until 25 May 2015 In my view... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

I Love Your Art But It’s Not For Me

You know the type. She attends your show and tells you what a wonderful artist you are. This makes you feel good. You’re happy for people to connect with your work this way. She comes to the next opening and gushes in a way that makes you blush. Show More Summary

Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize 2015: Selected Artists & Events

The list of artists - with links to their websites - selected for the 2015 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 10th anniversary exhibition at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 from 16 to 21 February... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to draw and sketch in an art gallery or museum #1

This is the first in a series of posts about drawing and sketching in art galleries and museums. There are rules which are generally applicable for what you can and cannot do when wanting to draw or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

RHS Botanical Art Show 2015 - Selected Artists

One of the exhibitions I cover extensively every year is the RHS Botanical Art Show. This post lists the botanical artists selected for the 2015 Exhibition  Please note the exhibition's dates have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Why Aren’t You Motivated?

I want to help you with your art business. Each blog post, class lesson, consultation, or live event is designed to help you get one step closer to your dream. In these formats … I can teach you what you should be doing to promote your art. Show More Summary

Plagiarism on Facebook

This is about people who claim other people's artwork as their own - and highlights a case study of an example on Facebook. A couple of days ago I was sent this message. This is probably a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Top tips for art competitions - a precis

My article 8 Tips for Entering Art Competitions is featured in Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine for February 2015. You can buy a digital version via Ann Kullberg's website - which also gives... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Art Business Interest List on Facebook

While you’re creating interest lists on Facebook to help you stay connected, how about adding an interest list for staying up-to-date on your art business. You could start by adding the Art Biz Coach page. Just sayin’. Here are the business pages on my art business interest list, though note that I also have individual profiles on my list as well. Show More Summary

Social Media: How Long is Optimal?

Length is everything - right? Especially in social media. So the theory goes that there is (1) an "optimal length" and (2) that this can be measured scientifically. Which is why, if you are an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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