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...

Benefits not features of art

Benefits not features of art It is well known by professional sales people that a crucial stage of the buying process is …… moving from...
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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...
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Spotting the next winner?  The New ActivCanvas App.

Spotting the next winner?  The New ActivCanvas App. How to pick the next big thing? I reckon that a contender must be the new free ActivCanvas...

The Original Art Register

The Original Art Register Hooray! At last there is somewhere on the world wide web that provides a vital long-overdue service and resource for current...

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...

ARTIST RUN GALLERIES

ARTIST RUN GALLERIES Community cooperative galleries i.e. Skylark Galleries in London. This blog follows my recent post on Commercial Art Galleries that explained some of the...
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AUTHORITY IN THE ART WORLD

Authority is “… the confident quality of someone who knows a lot about something or who is respected by other people.” This blog is...
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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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ARTIST’S ADMINISTRATION and OFFICE SOFTWARE

ARTIST’S ADMIN SOFTWARE There is significant potential value in digital office administration packages and software programmes on computers for professional artists. But many artists do...

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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...