Category Archives: Art

Why £71 Billion Is Not Enough

This week the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced the creative industries  are now worth over £71billion to the UK’s economy per year. That’s a staggering £8million per hour! Which is fantastic, of course, and is rightly being celebrated. Growth of almost … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook – Update

Lately I’ve been busy promoting The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook on various internet sites. It suddenly dawned on me that the one place I haven’t talked about it since publication… is on my own blog. *FAIL* Never mind, I can rectify … Continue reading

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Society of Wildlife Artists 50th Anniversary Exhibition

This week is Private View week. You know how it is, none for ages and then two come along together. Today it’s the Lloyd’s Art Group exhibition, where I’m exhibiting seven works. This is my first year with the group, … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook

I know I’ve been away for a while, but now… I’m back! The reason, as you’ve probably guessed, is that I’ve been super-busy writing and illustrating the Wildlife Artist’s Handbook, while keeping up with all my other projects. It’s finally … Continue reading

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How to Build an Art Collection on a Budget

Yesterday I tweeted excitedly about my preparations for BirdFair (I’m exhibiting along with many other wildlife artists in the wonderful Art Marquee). Someone responded that visiting the art marquee could be very expensive. Now, it’s not clear whether they meant … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 1

The flag’s been handed over, the torch extinguished, and a palpable air of loss hangs over the country. But all is not lost – there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful in the wildlife art world: It’s less than … Continue reading

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Artists Can Have Olympic Moments Too

As the Olympics draws to a close I can’t help thinking about the joy and pride we’ve seen on the athletes’ faces after years of preparation and training pays off. As I thought about it I realised that artists come … Continue reading

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Nature and Art at Stroud Festival of Nature

I’m just in the process of signing up to take part in the fifth Stroud Festival of Nature (8 September 2012, 11am-6pm). The Festival is a great opportunity to encourage people to connect with Gloucestershire’s natural world. I’ll be displaying … Continue reading

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10 Tasks Before Open Studios

For many artists and arts organisations, summer is Open Studio season. Opening your studio is a fantastic experience that enables you to make new contacts, reacquaint yourself with existing customers and see first hand how viewers interact with your work. … Continue reading

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Google Art Project – it’s AWESOME

Have you ever wanted to create your own art gallery filled with the best art from all over the world? Now you can, without even leaving home. (OK, visiting all the collections in person would be better, but that’s not … Continue reading

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