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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...

ZEN AND THE ART OF ART.

ZEN AND THE ART OF ART ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ by Robert Pirsig is a rather special book. First published back in...

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...
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...

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...
The weakest link

CONSTRAINTS … THE WEAKEST LINK.

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...
Shyama Ruffell paintings at AOH17

ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE EXHIBITION 2017

ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE EXHIBITION 2017 13 Addison Road, Hove. 16th May 2017. The second weekend is over! That means we are half way through. Once again it has...
'Colours of London' by Colin Ruffell

Just as Famous One Year Later

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

Quit your day job, become an artist. If you like making art you might want to progress from hobby artist to professional artist. But you...

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ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS

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ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS

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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...