Having only moved to Cornwall last year I am really keen to search out other Cornish artists and find out more about their art and how they find Cornwall. For me it’s about expanding my knowledge and my network; discovering about Cornwall and how it inspires people. One of the names which kept coming up in my searches was Melanie McDonald. I had to find out more. Continue reading Melanie McDonald – Conjure up Cornish Memories
Oil or Acrylic? It’s an age old question and one I’ve struggled with for a while.
As a general rule, and admittedly what swayed me for many years, is that acrylics are cheaper and more affordable than oils. At that rather shallow analysis in my equally shallow youth, I left it at that and for years I painted with acrylics. That’s not a terrible thing by the way, I love acrylics – but I’ve often wondered whether I’m missing out.
Whistlefish is a greetings cards, art, gifts and stationery company founded by artist Lyn Thompson. They support artists locally and nationally but handpicking a selection of favourites in traditional, contemporary and modern styles. I’m pleased to announce that I have now joined their band of handpicked artists and some of my work features on their products.
Best in the West Art XXVIII Auction
Two of my paintings are taking part in the WH Lane & Sons art auction on 15th February 2018 “Best in the West XXVIII“. The sale includes major works from the 18Th C. To Newlyn , St Ives & Modern British Schools Of Painting. Continue reading WH Lane & Sons Best in the West XXVIII Auction
I’m pleased to be able to announce that I now offer art prints and printed gifts via a UK-based website called Zippi. Continue reading Purchase Custom Prints and Printed Gifts of my Artwork from my Zippi Shop
The December issue of Artists & Illustrators is on sale as of today. Free with the magazine this month is the Artists & Illustrators 2018 calendar, and I’m proud to say that my painting of ‘The Stork’ is on the front cover! Continue reading 2018 Calendar – ‘The Stork’ featured on Artists & Illustrators 2018 Calendar
There are so many different photography websites offering to give you the opportunity to sell photographs. Do they really work? I took a closer look at one of the websites called Photo4Me, which I’ve been using for several years. I asked some of the photographers who contribute to the website to give me their feedback. Continue reading A Review of the Photography Website Photo4Me for Photogaphers
After moving to Cornwall this year I look back with fond memories of London – while I don’t mind a visit – I’d never live there again. But it did make me wonder what’s going on with the London art world. I exhibit and sell my paintings online with Londonart.co.uk and decided to get in touch with its owner Paul Wynter to get the latest updates. Continue reading Londonart – What Art really Sells? I talked to the Founder of Londonart.co.uk
I stumbled onto the Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) the other day. It appeared on the first page of my Google search for ‘Cornwall art’ and I was intrigued to find out more. I’m always inspired to see people reaching out and pulling together a community – to be able to do this successfully you need to be visible – and this website is. I immediately sent a request to join the directory. I received a very quick and friendly response and my listing is as below. Continue reading An Interview with Owner of Cornwall Arts and Creative Directory (CACD)
With only a week to go before Cornwall’s Open Studios begins, Doodie is racing around ensuring that everything is ready for the first opening day. From the 27th May to the 4th June Artists across Cornwall ‘throw’ open their doors to allow the public to get a privileged and unique insight into the homes of people from one of the most creative counties in the UK. Continue reading Doodie’s Doodles at Open Studio Cornwall 2017
Buy art from eBay?!
I didn’t even think of selling my art on eBay for a long while – for me it wasn’t a natural platform to sell my paintings. Continue reading Buy Art From eBay – Why do People Buy Art from eBay?
Many people think buying original art is beyond their financial reach, an expensive luxury that is only available to the upper class.
However times have changed and the Internet has opened up a world where artists can reach people and people can reach artists. The best thing about that is, without galleries – the price of art is much more affordable. Continue reading Buy Direct From The Artist – How to Buy Art Directly from Artists