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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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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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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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Artistic Success – Popular or Prestigious?

Popular or prestigious – which do you want your art to be? I raise the question because my last post mentioned the vitriol that surrounds Damian Hirst’s work whilst being praised by the Art Establishment. Today I learned of the … Continue reading

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Modern Art: a Concept or a Con?

Damian Hirst’s in the news again. I’m listening to Radio Gloucestershire’s ensuing discussion about Art as I type this. Their guest is stating his opinion that Conceptual Art is really Con-Art: not real Art and conning the general public. How times … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook

Today is a very exciting day as I can announce that I’ve been commissioned by Crowood Press to write and illustrate a wildlife art guide. The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook will be part of Crowood Press’s series of art titles. All are practical … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts for Artists – What Not To Buy

We’ve spent the past four days looking at gifts artists would love to receive, but here are five presents that will turn your artist’s expression from gratitude to dismay when they try to use the product. In the worst case … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts for Artists – Stocking Fillers

Today’s suggestions are dedicated to the pocket money price items. Perhaps you need to buy a Secret Santa gift or maybe you’ve agreed with your friends to spend no more than £5. Perhaps you’re looking for a series of small items for … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts for Artists – Not Art Materials

Today’s “weird and wacky” batch of ideas are aimed at you if you want to give something arty but don’t want to go down the “art materials” route. They are either available from art shops or a quick internet search … Continue reading

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5 More Christmas Gifts for Artists

Welcome to the second part of my Christmas Gifts for Artists series. Here are the next five suggestions. They’re mostly art materials or aimed at practising artists, but tomorrow we’ll look at more unusual and less hands-on ideas. Coloured pencils. Even if … Continue reading

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