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Melanie McDonald – Conjure up Cornish Memories

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

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Londonart – What Art really Sells? I talked to the Founder of Londonart.co.uk

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

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An Interview with Owner of Cornwall Arts and Creative Directory (CACD)

Cornwall Arts

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)

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Doodie’s Doodles at Open Studio Cornwall 2017

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

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Amanda Hoskin – Successful Cornish Artist

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 artists and sharing their ideas. It’s something I’m interested in finding out more about.During my research into Cornish artists I saw a couple of paintings by Amanda Hoskin. Continue reading Amanda Hoskin – Successful Cornish Artist

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How To Create A Successful Art Blog

Successful Art Blog

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 around doing what we love.

How do many of us start? We create an art blog. You’re reading my blog now!

But the key question is, how do we create a successful art blog? How can we generate traffic and more importantly, how can we generate the right kind of traffic? Continue reading How To Create A Successful Art Blog

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Artist Book – Should I Create An Artist Book?

Artist Book

I received an email the other day from one of my favourite artists Erin Hanson, in this email I saw that she had published a book of her work called ‘Open Impressionism’.

The book looks stunning but it got me thinking. Why create an artist book and will it really make a difference? I dropped a note to Erin with these questions and below you can read what I discovered. Continue reading Artist Book – Should I Create An Artist Book?

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Online Art Auction – How Successful Is An Online Art Auction For Local Artists?

Online Art Auction

In 2014 I took part in an online art auction set up by Kent Creative Arts.

The Online Art Auction was a simple and easy way to sell artwork without having to worry about promotion, marketing or dealing with the sales process. From the perspective of the buyer it was a simple and easy way to buy unique artwork from local artists. Continue reading Online Art Auction – How Successful Is An Online Art Auction For Local Artists?