It’s a long way to Donegal

This blog is about my recent trip to Donegal in the North of Ireland. The country has changed a lot since I first visited it in the early 1990s. The impression you get driving across the South-Western countries and the Midlands is of a, modern, confident, prosperous and growing country.

A footnote

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.

Brynmill School

Back to school!

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.

Painting of woodland stream

The Bend in the Stream

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.

Selling Art online

My top 10 tips for selling Art online

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.