Spring Fair

Art Business Spring Fair Most Popular Artists

Spring Fair. Exactly a year ago I wrote a blog-post about the Spring Fair. This is where and when the professional art, design, furnishing, and...

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...
AIDA

HOW TO SELL YOUR ART

HOW TO SELL YOUR ART This is the biggie. The big question that successful artists get asked all the time. And of course the answer is...
thrive as an artist

How to thrive as an artist

Starve, strive, survive, then thrive. That is the basic formula for an artist to go from the starving artist phase to the thriving artist phase. Phase?...
Exhibiting at Gallery 35North in Brighton, one of my favourite galleries.

How to get into galleries

How to get into galleries. A lot of artists want to exhibit in commercial art galleries. They see it as recognition of their quality as...
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TREVOR the Black Cat at Christmas

TREVOR the Black Cat at Christmas Christmas comes around every year. Sometimes I love it, and other times I hate it. “It is so commercial” 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...
Amateurs and professionals in the art business

Amateurs and professionals in the art business

Amateurs and professionals in the art business. by Colin Ruffell for 'Art Business Today' magazine Jan 2011 I have heard it estimated that there are 100...
Technology has changed everything

Technology has changed everything!

Technology has changed everything! by Colin Ruffell for article in Art Business Today magazine For most of my long and illustrious professional art career I...

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...

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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...

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...

RELIGION IN ART

  RELIGION IN ART ‘Religious art or sacred art is artistic imagery using religious inspiration and motifs and is often intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual.’ Wikepedia. But is it? Is...

The Importance of Power and Politics in Art.

POWER AND POLITICS IN ART This is a big subject for a blog post. So goodness knows where to begin. First of all, what is art?...

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...