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My wages as an art teacher in 1960's

ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS

MY ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS Art college ‘pros and cons’ is a subject that I have been mulling over for the last 54 years. That...

An Artists Manifesto

ARTISTS MANIFESTO One of the interesting things about being an artist is that some of us have produced and published a manifesto. I reckon that...
cave art

CAVE ART new evidence…

CAVE PAINTING Last year I wrote an article about the cave paintings in Lasceaux France. That blog post was mostly about the pigments used. And...
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DOODLING DOODLES

  Doodling Doodles Doodles are visual evidence of thought happenings. If you have an artist inside you maybe you doodle when you have pen or pencil and...
VOLCANO

BONFIRE

BONFIRE A bonfire might be the consequence of a 55 year history selling art for a living I sold my first painting 60 years ago. And...
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ACRYLIC versus WATER COLOUR or OIL PAINT

ACRYLIC versus WATER COLOUR or OIL PAINT I wrote a blog piece about oils, acrylics and watercolour paints about a year ago. . The subject...
Vic Ellis one man band

AGENTS and MANAGERS for ARTISTS

AGENTS and MANAGERS for ARTISTS We artists are usually one-person businesses. We are loners. That is in the studio anyway. We don’t naturally work in groups....
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PICTURE FRAMING ISSUES FOR ARTISTS

PICTURE FRAMING ISSUES FOR ARTISTS I am not an expert in framing my artwork, but I know a man who is. In fact I know quite...
Art fair stands

TRADE FAIRS and ART FAIRS

Art fairs and Trade Fairs An ambitious artist might be interested in exhibiting at trade fairs or art fairs. These are usually annual events lasting...
The Guggenheim in Venice

THE INFLUENCE and IMPORTANCE OF PATRONAGE

PATRONAGE The subject of this post follows on a previous blog post focusing on the influential reasons for making art. That article was where I...