Mailing list are vital for taking control of your own marketing and developing long-term and (importantly) direct relationship with collectors.
Last night I received a lovely present from one of the pupils of Brynmill school who was inspired, after my talk with her class, to paint one of my paintings. I was absolutely charmed and delighted by this gift.
A blog about my visit to local junior school as part of their St David’s Day celebrations. I was representing Welsh Art, as I have lived and painted in Wales most of my adult life. It was a delightful experience.
I am just going to post the photo of this woodland oil painting, it seemed to take all week to paint. I kept rushing out to take photos of the woods in the glorious (but worryingly warm) February sunshine we had early in the week, so I sort of lost my usual rhythm with the painting. Still, I doubled down and worked hard and I am pleased with the final result.
This blog is made up of 5 photos/images that represent the stages that go into the process of creation of a woodland painting.
The wonderful Welsh woods that lie along the Parkmill Valley floor have given me years of inspiration for painting.
My easy 5 step guide to how to commission a painting from me. It’s really easy.
I am sometimes asked for advice on how to sell art online. To be honest, I feel like there is so much I don’t know about Art marketing but I did sell over 200 pieces, originals and prints last year. Half of these were direct sales to collectors so something’s working. Marketing and selling art takes an enormous amount of time (at least 50% of my day is spent on marketing) and effort but the great thing about it is that the longer you do it the more followers and fans you will gather.
Paints represent a sort of non-verbal language for me. I actually find it hard to put into words how I feel about paints. I have a “feeling” in my stomach and I want to wave my hands about a bit to express those feelings. I don’t know if other artists are like this. I see colours in life and think of the paints I might use to represent them on the canvas. This blog is about a particular shade of blue.
My painting of Bunbeg, Donegal. I liked the reflections of the clouds in the shallows, I thought it made for a dramatic composition. I thought the rain clouds also gave a better sense of the mercurial nature of weather of Donegal.