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What is Non-representational Art?

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Is your painting abstract or non-representational art? Does it matter?  In the Artworld,  yes, it does matter.  Understanding and being able to explain your work – and that of your peers – is a vital part of being a professional…

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Create a Beautiful Artist Contact Page

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Did you know that 90 percent of visitors to your website will leave, never to return? That’s a lot of missed opportunities to sell your art. Enter the artist contact page. An often neglected backwater of an artist’s website, the…

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Why Film Photography is Making a Comeback

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Digital photography is approaching its third decade in the mainstream, but film photography is making a comeback.  So what’s the enduring appeal of this 200-year-old medium, and what can it do for you and your art practice? Like vinyl records,…

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Create an Unforgettable Artist Homepage

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An artist homepage is your shop window. Just like an eye-catching display that turns window shoppers into buyers, your homepage should make the casual browser stop and think “WOW!” But designing a stunning homepage can be intimidating. You’re an artist,…

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How Artist Residencies Improve Your Art

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An artist residency is one of the steps towards becoming a professional artist, and a chance to develop your art practice and other highly-prized skills in the Artworld. So how do you become an artist-in-residence? What are artist residencies? Artist…

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What are the Best Surfaces for Oil Painting?

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It’s a fascinating question for new and experienced oil painters: What are the best surfaces for oil painting? Or, to use the famous painters’ parlance, what “support” should you paint on when you work with oils? While the default answer…

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Unmissable exhibitions in 2023

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After an enforced break, art exhibitions are back with a flurry in 2023.  So what are the unmissable exhibitions in 2023 and how do you get the most out of them? Some artists shy away from exhibitions. They worry of undue…

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10 New Year’s Resolutions For Artists

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Starting the new year by considering new ideas or putting together a good plan of work is a simple way to prepare for the success that you want. Are you a new artist who is ready to start showing and…

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DIY Guide to Photographing Jewelry on a Budget

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Who hasn’t succumbed to an impulse buy based on stunning photos of jewelry online? As an up-and-coming jewelry designer, you know that photographing your jewelry is the key to booming sales. Whether you want to sell on your website, via…

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How to do a self portrait: the bravest form of art?

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You may be intimately acquainted with your face. But that doesn’t mean you know how to do a self portrait. In fact, mastering the art of self-portraiture can be a lifetime’s work in itself. Self-portraits offer an intriguing paradox. Most…

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