Discover Malcolm's Proven Color Mixing Secrets
After being bed-ridden for three weeks with an aggressive flu, I was ready for some colour and beauty.
I opened my laptop and scrolled through numerous Pinterest feeds and stopped in my tracks when I saw vivid impressions of views and vista's that were all too familiar.
This had to be South Africa.
It turned out that I had landed on the Social...
'In learning we will teach and in teaching we will learn.' - Phil Collins
The internet has changed everything. We are more informed about what is out there and information is readily accessible and available. On the other hand we spend so much time...
"When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money.” Oscar Wilde
A few years ago I had the delightful experience of visiting Giverny, a quaint village 80 kilometers outside of Paris. Maybe you think,’ mmmm…. that name sounds familiar’, then it is probably because you have read up on...
"Great stories happen to those who can tell them." --Ira Glas
As long as I can remember I loved stories. As a child my parents always read to us before going to bed. These magical moments transported me to another world. I could be the princess, the talking dog or even the villain, stealing my brother's sweets.
In stories anything is possible. Stories are entertaining powerful tools...
One of the ways of becoming for more intentional and successful in selling and promoting your art is to be very specific about what you do and why you do it.
In order to do this you need to make choices.
In this busy art market it is sometimes difficult to stand out.
Discovering and developing your unique artistic style will help you create a coherent body of work that will set you apart from the rest.
'Artists that we remember and recognise have developed a distinct style.'
Have you ever thought about your own style? What makes your art unique? How do you use colour, or paint or translate your subject matter?
What is the best way to sell your art?
How do you win an artist commission?
Is it best to sell your art online or through a gallery?
If you need answers to these questions then this episode is for you.
In Part 2 of my conversation with Leonie E Brown, an award winning South African Fine Artist, Leonie shares more of her valuable insights about making and selling art.
If you missed Part 1 of this episode you can listen to it here
Besides being a working, selling and...
THE INSPIRING STORY OF LEONIE E BROWN - Award Winning South African Fine Artist
'Our paths crossed a few years ago in South Africa. I had seen a YouTube video of Leonie explaining her fascination for colour, paint and art. I was hooked.
Her animated gesture and expertise resonated and I decided to find out more about her. To my delight she lived close to my parents home so on my next visit to South Africa I enrolled in one of her courses.
I have since been back to learn from...
I love seeing artists succeed, and that's why I make this podcast and write this blog.
Resources helping artists to create with confidence, work with impact and understand the business of art.
As artists so much of what we do comes from within us, how we feel and what we think literally determines our steps. That is why I focus so much on the mindset behind good art. As artists, we need confidence and clarity as to what we do and why we create. If we want to make art with impact,...
In Northern Europe we are enjoying the last rays of summer. Not only are the leaves turning but we return to our daily lives and you may sense a feeling of transition.
You know the saying....'A change is as good as a holiday.' But this change can cause some nasty habits to stick long after our vacation is over.
Our rhythm has changed, our sleep pattern changed, we eat differently and even-though vacations are great we can get wonderfully side tracked and it is difficult to...