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Art Biz Secrets part one


Art Biz Secrets part one by Colin Ruffell
Art Biz Secrets
part one
by Colin Ruffell


4th edition of ‘How to Make a Living as an Artist’ by Colin Ruffell F.R.S.A.

available as a Kindle, or paperback from Amazon….click here

First book in the series by a full-time professional artist with over 50 years experience in the fine art business. This book is aimed at artists who are thinking of taking up art as a career. But it is also very helpful for any artist who wants to sell more of their work to support a part-time hobby.

Colin Ruffell F.R.S.A.

Colin Ruffell was born in 1939, then he was bombed, evacuated, educated, expelled, repatriated, married, bred, qualified and taught; until in 1965, aged 26, he became a professional artist. Since then he is proud and happy to have survived.

Colin Ruffell F.R.S.A.
Colin Ruffell F.R.S.A.

He qualified from two Art Colleges in painting, design and printmaking, and the Open University in psychology and aesthetics, plus he has a reasonably clean driving license. He has founded, led or organised the following; Spectrum Studios, Artists in Action, Bayswater Road Artists Association, 9-Plus Artists Group, Buckingham Fine Art Ltd., Brighton Artists Workshop, European Fine Art Ltd., The Fine Art Trade Guild, The Fiveways Artists Group, and Crabfish Ltd.

Exhibitions in;

England, Scotland, Wales, Sweden, Germany, Holland, U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Venezuela, and Australia, plus works in private and corporate collections worldwide.

Published by;

The Art Group, Edinburgh Arts, London Contemporary Art, Ecosse Fine Art, Canadian Art Prints, Winn Devon, Hibell Japan, ArtSmile, and Crabfish Ltd., and on ArtPublish.com

He likes cooking, drinking, eating, playing with his grandchildren, and talking about the archeo-psychic ego state or biological determinism, and he also goes bird watching. He has been a pioneer of changing techniques for artists. In the early sixties he was one of the first British art-students to use the then revolutionary medium of artists acrylic paint, and he has been a consistent advocate ever since. In the nineties he spotted the potential of giclee printmaking, and the Internet as exhibition space. His enthusiasm led The Fine Art Trade Guild to choose him firstly as a Court Member and then as Chair of The Guilds Printers and Publishers Committee, and in 2008 worldwide members of the Guild elected him to be ‘The Master of The Guild’, where he is involved in setting worldwide standards for the fine art industry.

His pictures are varied. He paints in many styles. Some images are childlike and amusing, others are traditional landscapes and cityscapes, and yet more are complex modernist abstract relationships of colour, texture and shape. He claims that he paints in explosive bursts, necessarily punctuated by long spells of getting ready or recovery from the last effort.


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