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
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
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
I visited the WHF Big Cat Sanctuary on one of it’s open days in July and while browsing the many stalls I came across an art stall which really jumped out at me. Art Jigsaws! Continue reading A Creative Way Of Creating Art – Art Jigsaws!
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?
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?
Emma Copley has been extremely busy since appearing on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015. I was lucky enough to catch-up with her and find out what’s been happening since the competition. Continue reading Emma Copley – What’s Next For Landscape Artist Semi-Finalist?
So what has Nerine Tassie been up to since winning Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015? I was lucky enough to quickly catch-up with her. Continue reading Nerine Tassie – What’s Next For Landscape Artist Of The Year 2015?
Second heat winner of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015 Emma Copley has been generous enough to answer a few of my burning questions. Continue reading Emma Copley – An Insight Into The Thick Juicy Textured Art
Nerine Tassie is the winner of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015. It’s a busy time for her right now, she is painting like crazy, however she managed to take a few minutes to answer a couple of questions for me. Continue reading Landscape Artist of the Year 2015 Winner Nerine Tassie
I’ll admit it, I’m quite traditional. While I realise that art takes many forms, I’m a true believer that ‘classical’ artist is someone who picks up a brush and paints. How can you enter a landscape art competition in any other format?
By watching Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year I’ve discovered more, and you know what?
Today I’m privileged to be able to share with you a short interview with artist Nerine Tassie, winner of the third heat of Landscape Artist of the Year 2015. She has a unique magical style which has inspired me to experiment with different types of paints and techniques – find out more about her below. Continue reading Magical Woodland and Seascape Art Inspiration From Nerine Tassie
I am privileged to be able to share a short interview with you of one of my newly discovered and now favourite contemporary artists. Erin Hanson is such a prolific artist and her work is truly beautiful. Read on to find out a bit more about her unique way of working. Continue reading An Inspiring Interview With Popular Contemporary Artist Erin Hanson