Category: Talking about Art

Painting Markets

Playing the Market

Markets provides me with inspiration. There are lots of things to look at, the light, in particular, is what attracts me, whether it’s indoors or outside, there is always lots of natural light at a market. I also like the distracted people, and also the bright colours of the stalls and the people shopping or sitting outside at cafes (both in summer and winter).

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.

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.

Cows in Art (part 2)

In last two thousand years the cow has gone from a symbol of sacrifice, service and strength, to a commodity and a status symbol and most recently in the work of Hirst, to something whose dismembered carcass is designed to shock and repulse viewers.  

Cows in Art (The Ancient World)

I have been pondering the place of the humble cow or ox in figurative art in the Ancient World. It’s a very long history which is not surprising as humans have depended on cattle for their survival. Cattle have represented at different times such things as life, wealth, power and even the divine.

Morning on Mewslade

Mewslade Bay is just round the corner from Worms Head and Rhossili Bay. There is no beach to speak of at high tide. At low tide, however, the sandy beach can be reached if you scramble down over some slippery rocks, and thick beds of seaweed that have been washed up against rocks.