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How to write an artist statement

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A guide to writing an artist statement, the essential “who I am and what I do” of your marketing plan that helps you move up as an artist.

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Media in focus: Chinese traditional painting

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Contemporary artist of Chinese ink painting

A brief guide on the techniques, materials and history of Chinese traditional painting.

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Media in focus: egg tempera

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egg tempera landscape painting

Did you know egg tempera is more durable than oil and with a luminosity similar to watercolour?

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Working with art galleries: what artists need to know

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Art gallery representation

Should artists still seek gallery representation?

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Book Review: ‘Show Your Art: How to Build an Art Career Without a Gallery’ by Gita Joshi

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A review of Gita Joshi’s book on career advice for artists, offering tips on the foundations for success.

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7 exciting opportunities for artists this September

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A specially selected listing of the most exciting residencies, commissions and competitions open to artists in the UK and beyond.

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Seeing red: a brief history of the colour red in art

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Red ochre, red bison cave paintings

The colour of danger, scarlet passions, power and prestige — red has commanded the attention of artists for centuries. From the Paleolithic period to the contemporary, this archetypal colour has been utilised by artists to access the extremes of human…

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Media in focus: vellum

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vellum art

Vellum is one of the oldest surfaces available to artists, and is among the most technically challenging. Used by medieval monks, Albrecht Dürer, and by the UK government to record Acts of Parliament, it continues to inspire contemporary artists, many…

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What are the principles of successful mixed-media printmaking?

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Have you always wanted to get into mixed-media printmaking? Find out more about the principles and processes involved at ArtWeb.

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A brief guide to enjoying art online: how to escape the endless scroll

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What I’m missing right now are the spontaneous activities that keep life interesting. Popping into a busy city gallery during a shopping trip or strolling through a cool museum on a hot day is a joy for many art lovers.…

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How to get your artwork recognised through Instagram

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For artists, Instagram plays a big role in debuting new work and prompting business opportunities. Here’s how to use it to your advantage.

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True blue: a brief history of the colour blue in art

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We delve deep into the colour that has captured the imagination of artists for millennia.

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Making 3D art for the first time

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making 3d art

Looking for inspiration? Get your hands dirty with clay, glue and wire to try out different shapes, textures and patterns.

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Generosity is infectious: the Artist Support Pledge

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The Artist Support Pledge is a way for artists to help each other during these uncertain times.

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Preparing for a recession as a contemporary artist

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preparing for a recession

Even as many governments worldwide begin to ‘reopen’ their economies after coronavirus-related shutdowns, it will be a long road to recovery. The Bank of England has predicted that the UK is facing its sharpest recession on record — in April, its economy…

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