Art and Fame

I was just flicking through last summers edition of Art Review magazine and I came across an article (Art and Fame part 1by Niru Ratnam) that struck me at the time, and it is a recurring question for me as an artist...The article asks the question…

Christmas Special Offer!

Seasons greetings to you!Since it is that time of year, everyone wants to give unique, special and affordable presents to their loved ones. With that in mind, buy an A3 signed print to give to someone special as a gift and:You will own a print,…

Why have a manager/agent? A successful gallery owner/agent/artists perspective. Sian Lindemann

Sian Lindemann has been very successful in this field for the past 30 years. For this reason, when she took the time to construct the response below to my blog post entitled "Why have a manager/agent", I felt it important to make that response…

#Draw365, my state of mind and automatic drawing

  I have been participating in the  #Draw365 project for about a week now...Today, one of my twitter friends ( I know him in real life too Paul Aaaron) sent me a message saying"lookin fwd to a blog on your mindset; those sketches u…

"Racism:No laughing matter". Response

"Racism:No laughing matter" is a blog post written by comedian Kate Smurthwaite . The title grabbed my attention, the post did not. I am sure she is far funnier as a comedian than she is capable and competent in her appraisal of this complex…

Draw 365

OK, so one of my artist friends on twitter(the very talented Jason Barre feel free to follow for interesting tweets and a cool blog) has somehow convinced me to join in with #draw 365...#Draw365 is a tag that makes it easy to find on twitter…

IT...My friend, my foe, my muse.

Art and randomness right...I say in my own words at the top of this blog that art is about life. My art is supposed to reflect my life. This blog is supposed to reflect my art, which reflects my life. Yet, I always struggle with revealing my…

School of Saatchi

Did anyone watch episode 1 of the School of Saatchi on BBC2 last night?I read an article about it in Art Review magazine a few months ago that did not exactly entice me to watch, however, watch I did. I actually rather enjoyed it, but then,…

Gimmick or style?

I was inspired to write this by the Style vs Gimmick post on the Art Biz blog... It is a very interesting question that provoked lots of interesting responses. So here is my contribution, let me know what you think...From the point of view of…

The case of John T. Unger and the unscrupulous commercial imitator

I felt moved to attempt to do something to help the cause of John T. Unger, for him and for the sake of all artists.Imagine you spend 20 years of your life learning and perfecting your craft only to have some rich wannabe commercial imitator…