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Summary of 2017 UK Art Competitions

For all those planning their entries to art competitions in 2017. This morning I updated Major UK Art Competitions 2017-18 - my Page devoted to a summary of details and deadlines about art... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Boost Your Career with a Special Little Gift

It’s the time of year for giving. You’ve probably checked off a list with lots of friends, family, co-workers, and more. But, did you save a little something to give to your career? I know. Your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Elections 2017

The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) is holding its elections for membership in February 2017. Membership is NOT limited to those living and/or working in the UK. The Society seeks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sandy Nairne by Chuck Close at NPG

It's not uncommon for an art gallery or museum to commission a portrait of its Director as he or she leaves office. That's why you can now see a large portrait of Sandy Nairne by Chuck Close in a new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What Did You Do This Year? Your Annual Review

You survived another year as a working artist. Congratulations! Now it’s time to step back and look at all you have accomplished in the last twelve months. This is an annual ritual to take your mind off of the long task list in front of you and remind yourself that you really have done a great deal. Show More Summary

Cezanne Portraits exhibition in Paris, London and Washington

A major "once in a lifetime" exhibition of Cezanne's Portraits will tour major galleries in Paris, London and Washington in 2017 and 2018. The exhibition opens at the Musée d'Orsay from 13 June 2017... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2017 - Call for Entries

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

Who Do You Really Trust? Thinking of the Best Ways to Sell Art?

Selling Art Is a Challenge… Then and Now! What are the best ways to sell art sounds like a loaded question. Let’s be honest. Selling art was never easy. Social media, online galleries, email,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 - Heat Winners & Finalists

The winner of Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 on Sky Arts was declared at the end of November and The Turner Contemporary is currently holding an exhibition of the paintings of Margate by the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Royal Institute of Oil Painters 124th Annual Exhibition 2016

I went to see the annual exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) at the Mall Galleries last Friday.  There was a demonstration in the gallery and a tour of the exhibition. Tour of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Which Ideas are Worth Your Time? (Podcast)

Recently I was talking with Cynthia Morris, when, in response to who-knows-what, she said with a scowl, “Ideas! I’m so tired of hearing about ideas.” Or something like that. Right then, I knew we had to talk about it. I knew she was on to something. Show More Summary

£30,000 BP Portrait Award 2017 - How to enter and how to get selected

This is my Annual Guide to the Call for Entries for the BP Portrait Award 2017 - how to enter and how to improve your chances of being selected for the major annual exhibition at the National... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Artists’ Gifts for Christmas (Curious Monday)

If you're like me, you still have a little (a lot?) of gifts to find for the people on your Christmas list. So... let's help each other out. If you have been marketing something as a great gift for loved ones, please describe it and share a link to it in the comments. Show More Summary

The Drawing Year - end of year exhibition

...otherwise known as the The Drawing Year 2015—16 Postgraduate Programme end of year exhibition is now on at: the Royal Drawing School Shoreditch until: Tuesday 17 January 2017 (Monday to Friday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Productivity | 15 Ways How to Be an Awesome, Prolific Artist

Productivity Is Earned. No One Has a Perfect Life or Ideal Situation This is an update on a post about productivity from just about one year ago. The content is both timeless and timely. I was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The only English painter of 'Loving Vincent'

Sarah Wimperis is the only English painter on the painting team who have created Loving Vincent - the world's first fully-painted feature film which brings to life the paintings and subjects of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Deanna Petherbridge on Drawing

Ten years ago, I went to a series of lectures by Deanna Petherbridge called Drawing towards Enquiry at the National Gallery in London in 2006. She is the only person I know who has been both... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Only Gift You Need to Build Your Mailing List

What I love most about the holidays isn’t receiving gifts. It’s giving them. I love everything about the process: from trying to find the perfect gift for a special person on my list, to wrapping it and watching them open it. I throw parties and give “lovely parting gifts” to our guests (as if the party wasn’t enough). Show More Summary

Planners and Bullet Journals (Curious Monday)

It's getting to be the time of year when we start looking for new calendars and planners for the New Year. I am highly reliant on my electronic calendar and task lists, but I've never given up paper for the daily to-dos. And I'm constantly refining how I use each piece in the planning process. Show More Summary

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! ]]

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