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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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How Do You Know When Your Painting Is Ready To Sell?

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? Continue reading How Do You Know When Your Painting Is Ready To Sell?

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Instagram for Artists – 9 Simple Instagram Strategies For Artists To Grow Their Audience

Instagram for Artists

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. Continue reading Instagram for Artists – 9 Simple Instagram Strategies For Artists To Grow Their Audience

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Canterbury Art Competition – Runner-up In The Canterbury Whitefriars Art Competition

Canterbury Art Competition

As part of this year’s Whitefriars In Bloom festivities, they held an Canterbury Art Competition where they invited artists to submit artworks around the theme ‘Wellbeing’.

In association with art supplies shop Cowling & Wilcox, artists had to submit their artwork by 1st July 2016.

I’m fortunate to be a runner-up. A photo of my painting, along with the other winners are currently on display at Whitefriars in Canterbury until the end of August. Continue reading Canterbury Art Competition – Runner-up In The Canterbury Whitefriars Art Competition

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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?

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Buy Original Art – Why Buy Original Art For Your Home?

Buy Original Art

We like to live in a little bit of luxury, feel comfortable and be able to relax. This is so central to our well-being and we really don’t spend enough time doing it!

Why not?

We’re so busy and our homes are filled with distracting technology. No time to relax when our TV programmes are on, or our phone or tablet demands our attention. All these things keep our minds constantly ticking and unable to slow down.

How can we facilitate an environment which is conducive to being able to relax? Continue reading Buy Original Art – Why Buy Original Art For Your Home?