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.



  • Making art sales, hard sell or soft sell, heres a couple of tips...
    I know we all hate the hard sell and there is nothing worse than pressuring someone to buy something especially something as personal as on image for more
    Posted: Monday 2 August 2010
  • Infamous paintings.....why?
    Every now and then a painting surfaces that has been created by someone considered evil or infamous in some manner, the first time I ever heard of one was in a book about Hitler who the world knows on image for more
    Posted: Friday 30 July 2010
  • 40 things that could go wrong at an Exhibition Opening night!
    Now no one could possibly have all this happen at their exhibition opening (Although I have seen one or two of these really happen at other’s shows and possibly one or two at one my own!), so in a way it is a list to make you feel better if things didn’t go entirely to plan on your art exhibition opening night! Just for fun lets visit on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 27 July 2010
  • Fulling and felting
    Recently I mentioned that I’d had a go at needle felting and that I’m keen to try actual felting as it looks lie an interesting craft and since.....
    Posted: Monday 26 July 2010
  • Crowns, Tiaras you know the fancy headwear for balls and weddings etc
    I own several crowns and a couple tiaras, they’re not the ,made of gold and precious jewel type ones, as that would be daft and I’d have to be pretty rich to own something so utterly useless to .......
    Posted: Sunday 25 July 2010
  • Getting Crafty
    Its no secret that I like to do crafts along with my art, it’s that need to create or see how to create new things. It’s also......
    Posted: Saturday 24 July 2010
  • The art of Lace
    No two ways about it, I love Lace, I like to wear it and I like to paint it, in fact it often appears in my artwork. I cant say Ive ever made any although I’ve certainly had a go at crocheting and .....
    Posted: Friday 23 July 2010
  • When you need more than one pair of hands......
    Being an Octopus
    We all talk about needing more than two hands to get all the work done that we need to do each day. I know I certainly could do with a few more, what with.......
    Posted: Tuesday 20 July 2010
  • Art Quotes and Sayings
    Art Quotes and Sayings
    There are many quotes out there about art, my favourite being, “Support Living Artists, the dead ones don’t need it!” in that it is my goal to educate the world to invest in artists who are trying to make a ....
    Posted: Monday 19 July 2010
  • Fairfiled Bridge has artistic merit
    Fairfield Bridge is an iconic landmark in central Hamilton. Artists focus on it when painting or photographing scenery in the city, meaning I have on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 17 July 2010

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