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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.



  • Ideas to sell your photography as art
    Most people have no idea where to start when it comes to selling their photography as art. In fact it’s not easy to sell photography to be honest. In the gallery I work in we have only four photographers work of which on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 7 April 2010
  • New Zealand Female Visual Artists
    We’re always hearing about the male artists that have changed the world; you know the ones, like Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet etc etc, but what about the female artists? There were and still are on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 6 April 2010
  • What is Sculpture?
    Sculpture is defined as three-dimensional artwork and is created by shaping or combining materials, usually stone, clay, ceramic, metal, glass, wood, or on image for more
    Posted: Monday 5 April 2010
  • Live Theatre, a performing art
    Back in the 1980’s (My heyday or teen years!) I enjoyed doing little theatre. It was and probably still is a highly competitive world and as I didn’t care on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 4 April 2010
  • Boy the Movie, a must see NZ Classic
    I live New Zealand movies and am a staunch supporter of them, hungrily hunting out NZ movies on our hiring system and ordering every single one regardless of on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 3 April 2010
  • What are O-moshi-roo-soo?
    A while ago a friend gave me some really interesting origami paper creations that he had made on image for more
    Posted: Friday 2 April 2010
  • Faberge Eggs, in time for Easter
    Its Easter time and just because Toni asked Im going to talk about Faberge Eggs!
    So lets head way back in time to 1885 on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 1 April 2010
  • If Black IS a colour then what about White?
    The debate on black and white being colours is huge, yesterday I focused on black so naturally I need to talk about white also, so on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 1 April 2010
  • How to choose names for your paintings
    If you asked me how I come up with names for my artwork I would be the first to put up my hand and admit that sometimes on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 31 March 2010
  • Art History - a bit of a timeline
    Art history is something many artists don’t know a lot about. In other posts I have described briefly what certain movements like Realism or Impressionism are, but I thought it might on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 30 March 2010

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