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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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Buy Direct From The Artist – How to Buy Art Directly from Artists

Buy Direct From The Artist

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

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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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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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Artist CV – How To Write An Artist’s CV Which Doesn’t Suck

Artist CV

Whenever you want to apply for an exhibition, gallery or art show, or even just reaching out and promoting your art, it’s important to have a way of presenting factual information about yourself. An artist CV should be able to tell the reader about you and art-related activities you’ve undertaken. It’s not a selling tool like your art collections or statement – but a factual document. Continue reading Artist CV – How To Write An Artist’s CV Which Doesn’t Suck

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Artist Statement – 6 Essential Steps To Create A Superior Artist’s Statement

Artist Statement

There is one important thing to remember when writing your Artist Statement; people don’t just buy art, they buy into the artist. This is your secondary tool which will help you sell your art; they’ve seen the visuals, you’ve hooked them in and now they want to find out more. Continue reading Artist Statement – 6 Essential Steps To Create A Superior Artist’s Statement