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   ART Advice, Upcycle, Revamp, Recreate, lets just get creating!!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about anything art related but also making things, recycling, up-cycling, recreating, whatever you want to call it. There is advice on how do just about anything with art, including how to deal with galleries, creating bread & butter lines, blank canvas syndrome and much much more.

I am a practising artist with many years of experience both in a practical hands on and teaching aspect, having worked with many artists helping them learn business skills from an artists perspective.



  • Oriental  Painting
    For centuries oriental painting has fascinated westerners for its unique qualities and style. The simplicity and controlled elegance are key features to this style of art. The earliest paintings were not representational but actually more ornamental; they consisted of intricate.... click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 28 April 2010
  • Eight Days to go......
    Eight days to go until my exhibition “It’s All about Me…..ow!” opens so things are extremely hectic around here as Im sure you can imagine.
    Its not as simple on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 27 April 2010
  • A Day in the life of one crazy artist....oh thats me!
    I got a bit stuck today with something to say and I did promise the Arts Council Id talk about what I do on some days, so today that’s it again! So what did I do today then?

    Well I have a solo show coming up so today has been on image for more
    Posted: Monday 26 April 2010
  • A little bit about Symbolism in Art
    Symbols have always played an important role in art from the very earliest of times. They often represent an idea or quality, for example blackbirds are on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 25 April 2010
  • Artists Mannequins
    We have all seen them, the wooden creatures with movable joints that contort in all directions. I actually on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 24 April 2010
  • What is Egg Tempura?
    Egg tempera is a type of paint made by adding pigments to a mixture of egg yolk and water. It is said to be one of the oldest, most on image for more
    Posted: Friday 23 April 2010
  • Winter
    Winter is our coldest season; it comes between autumn and spring. In a lot of artworks it is portrayed as white and snowy, especially in on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 22 April 2010
  • Being an enviromentally friendly artist
    Most artists care about the environment, but what can you do to help keep things green? You can start off by buying eco-friendly art materials and on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 21 April 2010
  • What are Martial ARTS then?
    What are martial arts? In its broadest sense, the martial arts refer to self-defense techniques born in Asian countries which are made up of combinations of hand and foot combat. Mental on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 20 April 2010
  • Artists, listen to what others tell you.........
    Learning about art has been a long road for me. I never profess to be an intellectual and I unfortunately I wasn’t in the position to do an arts degree early on, so what I do know has been on image for more
    Posted: Monday 19 April 2010

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