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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COMMERCIAL ART GALLERIES

COMMERCIAL ART GALLERIES Here in the UK there are several different sorts of art gallery. Impressive public institutions like the Tate Modern dominate the list....
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LICENSING thoughts for artists

LICENSING for artists Licensing is an important item in an artist’s tool cupboard. It does a couple of things that really make a difference. And...
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The value of FEEDBACK for artists

FEEDBACK for artists   The term ‘feedback’ is used to describe the helpful information or criticism about prior action, service, or product from an individual, which...

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...

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...

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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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...
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SCAM ALERT

All artists beware of this scam. I am inspired by, and forwarding part of, a message from another newsletter. Robert and Sara Genn newsletter. I...
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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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DOODLING DOODLES

  Doodling Doodles Doodles are visual evidence of thought happenings. If you have an artist inside you maybe you doodle when you have pen or pencil and...

BONFIRE

BONFIRE A bonfire might be the consequence of a 55 year history selling art for a living I sold my first painting 60 years ago. And...

ACRYLIC versus WATER COLOUR or OIL PAINT

ACRYLIC versus WATER COLOUR or OIL PAINT I wrote a blog piece about oils, acrylics and watercolour paints about a year ago. . The subject...

AGENTS and MANAGERS for ARTISTS

AGENTS and MANAGERS for ARTISTS We artists are usually one-person businesses. We are loners. That is in the studio anyway. We don’t naturally work in groups....

PICTURE FRAMING ISSUES FOR ARTISTS

PICTURE FRAMING ISSUES FOR ARTISTS I am not an expert in framing my artwork, but I know a man who is. In fact I know quite...