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...
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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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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...

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The Influence of the WWW and SOCIAL MEDIA on the ArtWorld

WWW and SOCIAL MEDIA We have had websites for a long time. Many online art galleries seem to be thriving. For artists the more recent...

Business to Business, or Consumer ? B2B, B2C + VAT.

B2B or B2C…Whats that? It stands for Business to Business, or Business to Consumer. B2B is where someone, or more than just one person of course, any business in fact,...

Art Publisher Contracts for Artists

Publishers Contracts When an artist has his or her artwork published by a dealer, gallery, card producer, calendar producer etc. then the publisher will usually...

BRIGHTON SEAFRONT ART EXHIBITION AND MORE

BRIGHTON SEAFRONT ART EXHIBITION AND MORE I am writing this blog post after a warm sunny bank holiday in May.   Bank holiday Brighton   So this seaside town...

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...