Blog Profile / Making a Mark


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Filed Under:Arts / Arts & Business
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Archived Since:March 11, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Awards and CBMs at the Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition 2017

This week "Changing Seasons" the 2017 Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists opened at Central Hall Westminster in London. Admission is free and it's on every day 11am-5pm until... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Watercolour paintings of flowers sell well

Flower paintings are hugely popular with the public. Watercolour paintings of flowers also sell well - particularly when executed by experts. I find it such a pity that leading open exhibitions of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2018 - Call for Entries

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

Two different approaches to art society events in the UK and USA

This post is about a contrast between national art societies: in two different countries (the UK and USA - but this is probably applicable to others too)  of different sizes - with an impact on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What's the biggest question facing artists today?

The Guardian ran an article on Thursday called What's the biggest question facing artists today? The article makes for interesting reading - as do the comments I liked Tacita Dean's intelligent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: 72nd Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists

The Private View of the 72nd Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists was very well attended and sales prior to the exhibition opening to the public appeared to be brisk. Private... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video of Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017

When I reviewed the exhibition in my post 10 Best Paintings in the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition I said I'd be posting my video of the exhibition at the weekend. However I was rather more ill... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sargent: The Watercolours - a review

You have one week left to visit the Sargent: The Watercolours exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in South London. This is the first major UK exhibition of watercolours by the Anglo-American... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Case Study (RSMA): How to promote an annual exhibition and art for sale online

The Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists opens at the Mall Galleries on 5th October and continues until 14th October (open 10am - 5pm each day). 398 paintings and drawings will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lachlan Goudie on "Sargent: The Watercolours"

Guess where I am this afternoon? Down at Dulwich Picture Gallery viewing Sargent: The Watercolours. It's one of those exhibitions where I've been thinking I've got ages left and then woke up to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Old Flo has left Yorkshire and is on her way back to East End

Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture Draped Seated Woman - known in the East End as "Old Flo" - has been lifted from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and is on her way back to the London Borough of Tower... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Britain's Lost Masterpieces - Series 2 starts tonight

The second series of Britain's Lost Masterpieces starts on BBC4 tonight at 9pm. If you've been wondering why the BBC1 Fake or Fortune team seem to have lost Dr Bendor Grosvenor (Art History Now),... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

David Shepherd (1931-2017)

Today the death of David Shepherd CBE FRSA, the conservationist and renowned painter of planes, trains and wildlife, was announced by his family via his Foundation website. He died yesterday, on 19th... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lynn Painter Stainers 2018 - Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2018 has been published. It describes itself as ...the UK’s leading prize for representational and figurative art – art that seeks to capture... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Annual Exhibition by the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers

The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers was founded in 1896. and its Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales. The 2017 Annual Exhibition - in the North Gallery at the Mall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

10 Best Paintings in the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition

This year I'm not doing a post that announces the prizewinners in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017. That's because he painting which won is in acrylic on canvas board and is actually... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Rachel Whiteread on Drawing

Following on from yesterday's Jerwood Drawing Prize post, this is another post about 'drawing'. This is Rachel Whiteread talking about drawing - in a very normal, accessible, everyday way in a video... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Gary Lawrence wins Jerwood Drawing Prize - for the second time

Gary Lawrence has won the £8,000 First Prize in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017. It's the second time he's won First Prize. He also won in 2011 GARY LAWRENCE SCOOPS JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE FOR... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

£25,000 John Moores Painting Prize 2018 - Call for Entries

The John Moores Painting Prize is celebrating its 60th anniversary and holding its 30th exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool in 2018.  The anniversary of this prestigious painting is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Should artists use prize money to protest against the sponsor of an art competition?

Here's an ethical conundrum for artists. Can you protest against those sponsoring art competitions - after you've taken the prize money?  Or should you not enter in the first place if you object to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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