Sunday, 29 June 2014

Betty Anderson & Australian Guild of Realist Artists

I exhibit in local art shows and in Melbourne where the Australian Guild of Realist Artists is based. 

David Carter - b Gallery

David has been a professional photographer for the last 7 years, simply put: he just loves taking photos!
It began the moment he saw the first developed photograph that he took as a child back in the early '80s and has grown steadily since, after graduating in Media Production and Film Photography for many years he operated a 24-camera rig at Europe's most advanced motion capture studio, as affordable digital imaging came of age, David decided that his passion for photography should turn into his career.
He loves being a photographer for weddings and other events, with so much varied choice it's an honour to be asked to share such special occasions and take the pictures that accompany the memories.
Being a wedding photographer is a great way for him to combine many of his favourite things: people, places, technology and creativity.
David lives in the countryside of Central Bedfordshire in between Luton, Milton Keynes and Bedford, ideally placed for wedding photography around here as within an hour he can be all over Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and into London too, but he is not limited to these areas and if you're planning on getting married abroad,
he enjoys travel too.
Your wedding day images will be in a mix of contemporary reportage style combined with more traditional wedding shots to give a complete record of the day, take a look at the weddings page for my wedding day photography packages.
 David Carter

Monday, 16 June 2014

X Royal Academy of Arts - Summer art competition X

Summer art competition

To coincide with the Summer Exhibition we are collaborating with BBC’s The One Show Summer Art Competition 2014. This nationwide art competition will see the work of 24 finalists exhibited here from 16 June – 9 August in the Reynolds Room. The One Show is broadcast on weeknights at 7pm on BBC One, and the juding panel includes Summer Exhibition curator Edith Devaney, Royal Academician Michael Landy and Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw. In mid-July the winner will be announced live on The One Show so make sure you come along and pick your favourite before then! For more information please go to

Sunday, 15 June 2014

X GROW London, 20 - 22 June, 2104 - Rachel Ducker's Wire Sculptures X




About Rachel

Originally trained as a jeweller, Rachel Ducker's fascination and love for working with metal, led to her experiment with wire as a medium for sculpting the human form.  

Accomplished in life drawing, her sculptured wire figures concentrate on the expressive & emotional dynamics of human nature.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

X Barbara Shaw - Bucks Open Studios 2014 X

Bucks Open Studios is now on. I am exhibiting with five other artists in the Old Court House, Princes Risborough this weekend and next (Friday and Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 10-4) Do come and say hello! 
Hope you all have a happy, creative Summer
Barbara Shaw


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Selling art online and reaching new markets: 5 tips for artists

The internet offers the visual art market great potential for growth and change. Currently, online sales make up just 1.6% of total global sales, but this is set to change. In the past couple of years millions of dollars have been invested in online sales platforms. In 2013 Artspace received $8.5m (£5.2m) of investment, Paddle8 received $6m (£3.6m) of investment – backers included Damien Hirst and Jay Jopling – andAmazon Art was launched.
A change in how art is sold has historically played an important role in the expansion of the art market. The salons helped expand the art market in the 19th century, the commercial galleries in the 20th century and now the internet has the potential to help expand the art market in the 21st.
With an expanding art market, we're not just seeing changes to how art is sold, but also changes to what art is bought, why it is bought and by whom. Online sales platforms are providing some very exciting answersto these questions. The ability of online art platforms to empower the public as tastemaker is an example of one such change, one which has many positive outcomes: for the public, who will be able to refine their judgements of art; for artists, who desire a level playing field; and for culture, which will become far more representative of all society, not just the curator classes.
The internet is a great opportunity for emerging artists and buyers to enter the visual art market and shape its development. Social media, art sales platforms and individual websites – they all offer something different. Here are five top tips to help artists get started in the new and rapidly expanding online visual art market.

Don't confuse networking platforms with sales platforms

Online sales platforms are designed to generate new sales from new clients, whereas individual artist websites and social media platforms are essential networking tools, designed to help manage existing clients. Social media is rarely considered an outlet for the purchase of art, and the websites of individual artists are becoming increasingly inconspicuous on the web.

Keep working with the traditional offline art market

Never undercut established gallery market prices online and don't use the internet to offload inferior work. Online activities are not an alternative sales tool, but an additional sales tool to complement and support enterprises offline.

Be proactive and spread your options

Join a variety of different online sales platforms. They offer great convenience and choice to art buyers, much like art fairs, but they all operate slightly differently and so appeal to different art buyers for different reasons.
Saatchi Online takes the idea of a gallery online, Axisweb provides a fantastic industry networking tool, and Visual Art Trader – a site that I founded – is an online art network that appeals to local audiences. There are plenty to choose from, so shop around.

Online sales will never replace face to face sales

According to a report by ArtTactic and Hiscox, The Online Art Trade 2013, of those not buying art online, 79% said it was because they couldn't inspect the artwork before purchase. Continue to exhibit artworks in as many offline spaces as possible, including your studio.

Keep information detailed and up to date

There are no sales teams online to answer buyers' questions. Buyers must rely on the up-to-date and accurate information provided by the artist. In the ArtTactic and Hiscox report, 92% of art buyers said that the quality of the artwork image and the information presented on the website were the most important factors when buying art online.
Chris Grant-Peterkin is founding director of Visual Art Trader – follow him on Twitter @VisualArtTrader
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Saturday, 7 June 2014

bGallery - Discover Art Free magazine

April has been a busy month, and we hope the spring has brought you plenty of creative inspiration! Here's some updates from bGallery plus your FREE digital copy of Discover Art Magazine

We would like to introduce you to one of our new artists: Roy Meats who is showing his NEW collection called 'Frank',
To see more of Roy's incredible work visit his gallery
also visit his website
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to bring you the best art material offers, competitions, artists promotion and much more

Discover Art magazine is selling like hot cakes at premium newsagents up and down the country.
We are now gearing up to send out the digital version of the print magazine. This will be circulated at the beginning of May to 117,000 art enthusiasts. This first digital issue will set the scene for a more regular bi-monthly offering in digital format (see for more info). 1st issue is now available FREE from !
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We have fantastic prizes to be won in the GreatArt Postcard Challenge 2014 (see the magazine for further details). By entering the GreatArt Postcard Challenge you could win a five day painting holiday in Cornwall with renowned colourist Ashley Hanson. Taking inspiration from four stunning locations on the north and south coast, (Port Isaac, Trebarwith Strand, Charlestown and Polruan) Ashley will encourage you to create your own personal vision of the landscape. You will spend two days on location followed by two full days in the studio under Ashley’s guidance. Ashley will demonstrate and share many of his tips and techniques and artists will explore colour, composition, mark-making and abstraction. Included are five night’s accommodation, four full day’s tuition, all lunches and a three course celebratory evening meal.
Ashley has wide experience of teaching including Visiting Lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University and has shown his work both nationally and internationally see .
bGallery are sponsoring Great Arts Postcard challenge 2004 we will be offering the winner FREE 12 months membership. We are looking forward to being one of the jurors alongside Mall Galleries. Good luck to all participants in this fantastic competition.
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