ART Advice and all that jazz so lets get creating!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about anything art related but also a little bit of me as a creator. 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.



  • Working with animals…why would ya!?!
    My latest thing is painting animals especially ones I know. I have cats myself and they have the quirkiest personalities, so a great deal of time goes into photographing them for studies to work from as well as trying to recreate their nature into on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 21 March 2010
  • Music is an art form too
    I don’t claim to be very musical myself although I love music and was once married to a musician, so I have spent some time around on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 21 March 2010
  • A Bit about mending broken paintings
    Recently in the news there was a write-up about a person accidentally damaging a Picasso painting, the lady who on image for more
    Posted: Friday 19 March 2010
  • Kids Art Work, did someone keep hold of yours for you?
    I have quite a few pieces of both my daughter’s artwork around the house, it brings back many happy memories of days painting or drawing together on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 18 March 2010
  • Glass paints and how to use them
    I have had a play with glass painting in the past, doing my own hand-painted Boozehag wine glasses and so on. I've even used the glass paint on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 17 March 2010
  • What about trademarks, how are they different to copyright?
    Some artists do not understand the difference between a trademark and copyright so I thought I should explain it further. Please check out my post on copyright if you want to know more about that side of things!
    Basically a trademark is something often referred to as on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 16 March 2010
  • Round Paintings.....why are they suddenly popular?
    I’ve noticed a trend in more round paintings these days, the last group exhibition I went to had four different artists work on round canvas’s with each one being quite impressive in how they artist’s worked the shape of the canvas into the theme of the artwork.

    It wasn’t that long ago that round canvases were hard to come by; needing specialist framing for the stretched canvases on image for more
    Posted: Monday 15 March 2010
  • Yin Yang, so what is it?
    Balance or harmony, call it what you might but to me Yin yang means black vs. white, day vs. night, good vs. evil and so on…... I have a tattoo that includes it because I see it as an essential part of my life to have that necessary balance between the two forces and I designed my tattoo to speak of things that are important to me.

    So what is Yin Yang? It comes from Chinese culture and represents the two opposite principles in nature. on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 14 March 2010
  • A little information about the colour Green
    What does green mean to you? To me it has many connotations, it can mean life and renewal, as in spring growth, or how about being green, where you look after the environment which on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 13 March 2010
  • Prints, Giclees and other numbers stufff
    Limited Edition is where there is an edition of art work prints that are restricted to a specific number of copies. These are usually inscribed with the author's signature and a sequence number, such as copy #2/100 copies which means on image for more
    Posted: Friday 12 March 2010

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