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AIDA is a secret, not an Egyptian opera

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The weakest link

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CONSTRAINTS … THE WEAKEST LINK. I want to share with you a simple concept that cost me a few quid a while back. The guru...

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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Shyama Ruffell paintings at AOH17

ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE EXHIBITION 2017

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'Colours of London' by Colin Ruffell

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Just as Famous One Year Later Time goes by … am I just as famous one year later? A year ago I wrote a blog here that was...
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Quit your day job, become an artist

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THE INFLUENCE and IMPORTANCE OF PATRONAGE

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RELIGION IN ART

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The Importance of Power and Politics in Art.

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More on a Gender Divide in Art.

In my recent blog post I questioned whether women artists were taking over. That was a rhetorical question based on a personal observation that there...