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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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Red Shoes

Red Shoes From an article in ‘Art Business Today’  magazine. I found this old article and thought that I would share it again. How times...

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...
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...

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...

How to publish prints and why

How to publish prints and why How to publish prints and why? That is the big question for artists nowadays. It is big because there...

The Genghis Khan Principle…

The Genghis Khan Principle... The ‘Genghis Khan Principle’ as it applies to self-employed one-man professional artists is the same as it is for any other...
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TITLES AND LABELS FOR PAINTINGS

This is about the importance of titles and labels for paintings. So, if you are an artist, what do you call your paintings? Do you...
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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...
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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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BENEFITS NOT FEATURES OF ART…

BENEFITS NOT FEATURES OF ART... This blog is another re-run of a previous blog from a couple of years...

ART – FOR SALE or FOR RENT.

SELL or RENT Most artists have two tasks going on at the same time. First is making their art,...

Small, medium, or big art…

Big art, middle size art, or small art? This blog is about the benefits and problems that painters have when they choose...

NUDES, WHY? SEX IN ART!

One of the reasons that I was interested in becoming an artist when I was just a teenage schoolboy was that artists...

WEDNESDAYS JOB

WEDNESDAY’S JOB – part 1 … by Rachel Brown Administration – love it or hate it – it’s got to...