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I HATE the beta format for The Art Newspaper

The new format for THE ART NEWSPAPER IS just awful.  I'm hoping that "beta" means they still have things to sort out in relation to the new format for The Art Newspaper. I'm not a subscriber but I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

£15,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 - Shortlist announced

The three works shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 include photographs of a migrant rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast;  a Japanese android... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Khadija Saye and 'The Venice Biennale: Britain's New Voices' on BBC2

Back in June, after the Grenfell Fire, I wrote Let's celebrate the work of Khadija Saye about a young artist/photographer who was one of the victims of the fire. At the time, a BBC programme was due... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Thomas Girtin: The Art of Watercolour

Thomas Girtin: The Art of Watercolour was an exhibition held at Tate Britain in 2002 (4 July - 29th September 2002). It was the exhibition that inspired David Hockney to take up watercolour after he... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Are You Too Frugal?

I am tired of watching artists and arts organizations live on leftover scraps. Mind you, the organizations and agencies aren’t cheap with the patrons and board members with the big bank accounts. They are cheap with the artists, without whom their passionate interest would not exist. Show More Summary

About David Hockney and Watercolour

"With watercolour, you can't cover up the marks. There's the story of the construction of the picture, and then the picture might tell another story as well." David Hockney David Hockney doesn't call... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What does "watercolour" mean to you?

This is about the meaning of "watercolour" - the word. What does it mean to you? Back in 2009 I did a very long blog post about the topic of What is watercolour?  It's worth a read for anybody who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Get the Best Benefits of an Online Art Gallery

Visual artists these days have problems… First class problems. With so many places to sell their art, choosing the best online art gallery is a challenge. And, online galleries are just one of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How Two Artists Self-Published and Are Promoting a Successful Book Together (Podcast)

As an author, I know it’s not easy to write a book. It’s hard enough to do it on your own, but what if you have a partner? I was intrigued to learn how Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin came together to write their new book Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, and Conversations. Show More Summary

Bernard Dunstan RA PPRWA NEAC (1920 - 2017)

Bernard Dunstan RA, PPRWA, NEAC, the longest serving Royal Academician, has died at the age of 97. Bernard Dunstan - filmed painting in 2016 - see video below Timeline of A Life in Art 1920 -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Is your art organisation or business ready for GDPR - the replacement of the Data Protection Act?

HEADS UP! Next year, on 25 May 2018, a new EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect - and this may well affect YOU. It affects  ALL art organisations holding the PERSONAL DATA of EU... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A Portfolio Career as an Artist

A portfolio career is defined as a career which involves different clients/employers, different activities and income streams. Thus rather than being just "an artist" you can be: an artist and an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Art of the Ethical Bribe | How to Build Your Email List

What is an ethical bribe? It’s trading something of value for your time or interest. You know those free samples in supermarkets and big-box stores? They are ethical bribes. In your case, an ethical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

President's Committee on Arts and Humanities resigns in disgust!

Yet another council of eminent people - the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities - is walking away in disgust at the "equivocation" of the President of the USA. Only one did not resign - it's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Shipping artwork internationally - how to send art to overseas exhibitions and clients

Many artists sell art across borders to other countries these days - but there's not a lot of help out there in terms of: what you have to do to move art through Customs what's the best way to pack... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Revive Your Blog

I have witnessed a large number of artists build successful blogs. I have also, sadly, watched even more artists’ blogs falter. There is plenty of room in the blogosphere for meaningful artist blogs. With this article, I’m calling on...Show More Summary

Compilation - Van Gogh's Sunflowers on Facebook Live

This is a catch-up for those who missed the Facebook Live event when five Van Gogh sunflower paintings were reunited from five museums around the world yesterday. (see my earlier post for what this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

65 years of Royal Gifts exhibition at Buckingham Palace

As Prince Phillip retires and the Duke of Cambridge steps up to his new role of representing the Queen on a full-time basis, there's a certain sense of an imminent sea-change in the operation of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Five Van Gogh Sunflower paintings on Amazon Live on 14th August 2017

I'm trying to upload images to a blog post but Google's Blogger has decided it isnlt going to work today Which is why I'm posting this information about a brand new initiative to unite artwork and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

11 Tips for Pricing Your Art

I wish I could pull a number out of the hat and tell you how to price your art. It’s not that easy, as you’ve surely discovered. Every artist’s path to their sweet spot for pricing is different. I’ve come to know that there isn’t a single art market that you can look to as an exact model. Show More Summary

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