AIDA is a secret, not an Egyptian opera

AIDA is not just an opera. This isnt about a Giuseppe Verdi opera or an Egyptian heroine. Instead the AIDA that I explain here is...
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...

ARTIST RUN GALLERIES

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Colin Ruffell F.R.S.A.

COLIN RUFFELL ARTIST [INTERVIEW]

COLIN RUFFELL ARTIST to coincide with 'featured artist' exhibition at Skylark One Gallery “I have been a full-time professional artist for over 50 years. I...
CR A6 CARD

ELEVATOR PITCH for ARTISTS

An ELEVATOR PITCH for ARTISTS A so called ‘elevator pitch’ is a valuable tool in any sales process. The term comes from an imagined scenario...
A long list

Topics on my list.

Next blog topic on the list? That is actually a list that I set myself ages ago, in January 2016 The list has 449 blog-post topics and titles that...

HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ARTIST

‘HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ARTIST’ was the title of my first book. It’s about ways to succeed in the professional art business...
door to door selling art

DOOR TO DOOR selling art in the 1960’s

DOOR TO DOOR  selling art in the 1960’s DOOR TO DOOR was my way of selling art in the 1960’s. It was an unusual method...

Looking Forward to 2017 and Skylarks Singing

Skylarks singing, dewdrops on cobwebs, and flowers. January the first 2017. I am getting dozens of emails, Facebook posts, Twitter, and other messages about the...
art-as-an-investment

Art as an investment

Art as an investment. I had a phone call yesterday from a woman who said she lived in Yorkshire. She asked about the artist Colin...

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Sale or Return issues

SALE OR RETURN ISSUES. Recently I received an email order from one of the art galleries that has been showing and selling...

Sketches or photographs as reference

Sketches or photographs as reference.... I paint cityscapes, among other things, and I want to base my paintings on real views. So in my studio...

EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES

The emperor’s new clothes idiom. This ‘Emperors New Clothes’ subject follows on from my previous blog post about Arty Farty Bol**cks. In that post I...

ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS

ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS Sorry about the inferred swear words. But this a term that is widely used to describe something quite interesting.     Arty Farty B’s refers to...

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...