Category Archives: Art as a business

Anything to do with the commercialisation of art: marketing, galleries, selling, motivation…

Painting light

Another newsflash post to say…a¬†new blog-home for my art related posts has just been born! Painting Light is a new addition to my existing clutch of blogs and will focus entirely on art and the art-making process, keeping things fresh … Continue reading

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Portrait of the artist as a young woman

This year, I set myself a new goal – to master the art of portraiture – and so I set to it in the early weeks of January. What resulted (and this one is not of me, I hasten to … Continue reading

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Is “art commission” an oxymoron?

Art is fluid, art is inspired, art doesn’t know where its going until it does. When I’ve finished a work of art, I could never hope to reproduce it as I could never retrace the zillion steps that took me … Continue reading

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Ten (painting) days in December

As the final month of the year approached, and my urge to take a step back from the long, super-intense painting process of my bigger work took hold, I decided to do something extremely light-hearted as a countdown to Christmas … Continue reading

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Delighting in the detours

It was an unusually early start for me this morning, with my parent hat on, and so I took the opportunity to continue on to some woods I hadn’t visited for a while for my morning dog walk. Not being … Continue reading

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Coming out to play

Some people are born ‘naturals’ with children and some really aren’t. Some mistake immaturity for stupidity and impose their adult ‘know-how’ in a patronising way, delivering information on a need to know basis, making it prescriptive, leaving no room for … Continue reading

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Making honey

When it came to painting alliums in June, it seemed so natural to include one or two bees busying away in the radiant summer flower heads…so I did. By the time it was finished, eleven bees had made their way … Continue reading

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Soft and spacious

As with anything that is inherently designed for expansion, the human being needs only to step into an unlimited space to allow the fullness of all that they are to unfurl. That’s it; no other work required – it just … Continue reading

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Unpeeled

I’ve never had a good feeling around limitation in any of its guises; be it the kind that directly undermines the most fundamental of life’s joys or the more subtle variety that takes the form of routine, timetables or commitment. … Continue reading

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Are We Obliged to Feel Obligated…Or Is There Another Way?

January can feel like one almighty crash back down to ‘real life’ after the somewhat surreal suspension¬†of reality that is Christmas and it was interesting, as this year got going, to observe how I was both part of that and … Continue reading

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