For Art Lovers & Collectors

This blog is not just for artists but also for art lovers and art collectors! Enjoy articles on how to take care of your art work, musings on the value of art, the meaning of inspiration and of  course the latest exhibition reviews.

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Collect art

Top 10 Framing Tips
What should artists and collectors look out for when framing a work of art? After my extensive interview with my[...]
How to Frame Art: An Interview with my Framer
Framing is a big part of many artists’ work. But the choice of a good frame can be tricky. Not[...]
Do You Sell Your Work?
Yes, some people do actually ask me this. It is definitely one of my 'Frequently Asked Questions’. And the answer[...]
How to Care for your Oil Painting
Once you made that decision to purchase or commission an oil painting (from me or any other painter of course)[...]

Thoughts on art

Threads of History
How can textiles from the past have meaning today? How does authenticity play a role in my work (or not)? A few[...]
The Art Cafe
I am building something very exciting. And I think you might want to hear about it! As a reader of[...]
Create
"You don't decide to be an artist, art gets inside of you. It's like falling in Love" Carmen Herrera, 1915-> love[...]
Best Gifts for History-Loving Artists
  It is Mother's Day in the UK today. Yesterday it was my birthday. So what better time than to[...]

Exhibitions

Leonardo’s Drawings
Until 6 May 2019 there are no less than 12 exhibitions of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings simultaneously all over the[...]
Every Kind of People
This lovely exhibition at Lime Tree Gallery in Bristol features not only two brand new pieces from my studio (The[...]
RWA Open Exhibition 2018
The 166th RWA Open Exhibition is on again in Bristol, UK. This annual exhibition has been going strong for so[...]
Prized Possessions from the National Trust at the Holburne in Bath
In the 17th century the Brits were mad about the Dutch.  In this eventful century (to put it mildly) there[...]