This week I joined the Newquay Society of Artists! I heard about the Newquay Society of Artists after noticing various exhibitions popping up over the summer. After discovering that they have a full line-up of demonstrations and exhibitions planned for 2018-2019 I was keen to join. The Newquay Society of Artists was founded in 1950
Most artists are more than willing to create a custom piece of artwork. When I receive requests for a commission it’s either to create a similar piece to something that already exists but in a different size or to paint something based on a photo which may hold fond memories. I’ve also had requests to
Editor’s Pick: Portfolio Plus Wildlife Gallery I’m proud to say that one of my paintings has been chosen as the editors pick for the Artists & Illustrators Wildlife Gallery. Each month, Portfolio Plus artworks are showcased in a themed online exhibition – promoted to readers of Artists & Illustrators via email and celebrated across popular
Editor’s Pick: Portfolio Plus summer gallery I’m proud to say that one of my paintings has been chosen as the editors pick for the Artists & Illustrators Summer Gallery. Each month, Portfolio Plus artworks are showcased in a themed online exhibition – promoted to readers of Artists & Illustrators via email and celebrated across popular
My Artistic Search for…More! In school I learned about line, form, light and shadow, I learned these skills carefully and aimed to recreate what I saw on the page. We used acrylic paint and I was good at this; able to create an accurate representation of what I was copying. This was praised at first,
Newquay’s Arts and Culture Festival Art8 brings together the community and covers many areas of art; events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature and more. Art8 returns to Newquay from 18th – 20th May 2018 . Steam Bar will be partners for the 2018 festival hosting a range
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
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
Whistlefish 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
Art Prints I’m pleased to be able to announce that I now offer art prints and printed gifts via a UK-based website called Zippi.
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!
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
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
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
Buy art from eBay?! Really?! 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.
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
Cornwall is well known for it’s art community, as an artist myself I am very interested in a county which is famous for it’s history, tourist escapes and it’s art inspired scenery. I have this idealistic view of an artist in Cornwall; painting outside as well and soaking up inspiration, then meeting up with other
So many artists are struggling to get by with full or part-time jobs in order to pay the bills. There are many of us out there, and we know that we can’t rely on an online gallery to build up a customer base, therefore have to be more creative in order to build a business
It’s difficult when you’ve just finished a painting to take an objective view; you’ve just put all that hard work into it and you feel that you deserve for the painting to be finished. It’s the first time you see it complete and everything is still fresh. Is your painting ready to sell?
I’ve been a bit late getting into Instagram – only about a month ago! #latereview. It’s such a prominent visual platform I’ve certainly been missing out by not exploring it more. Below are my top 9 hints and tips to grow your audience using Instagram.