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This week, we’re all about inspiring women. Louise reveals a surprising fascination with medieval history, and explains how it led her to reflect on the value of patience, persistence and self-belief even when it seems unwarranted. If one determined woman can beat seemingly insurmountable odds to find a long-dead King, what might we be capable of?

How often do we give up on something just before the big breakthrough? Where might childhood trauma be holding us back in later life? And how much selfishness is too much? We explore all this and more in this inspiring episode. Who knows, maybe we have it in us to do great things if we simply believe it’s possible.

Mentioned

Phillipa Langley book ⁠https://www.amazon.co.uk/Princes-Tower-Solving-Historys-Greatest/dp/163936627X⁠  

The Lost King ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXxRfhQFuV4⁠ 

⁠Boat Story BBC

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This week, we answer a question from a new listener who has recently begun to paint. Eric is wondering how to make the leap from copying images to making his own unique work. This question sparked a discussion about the ways in which artists find their own unique path. For us, this has included gathering visual references, noticing (and valuing) our own preferences, trusting our instincts, learning about other artists, and finding ways to learn in-person. For beginners there is always a gap between what we want to create and what we are capable of creating, and this gap can feel frustrating. In this episode, we encourage a different way of looking at the issue because learning to enjoy the process of discovery can become a true and enduring source of joy in your life.

Mentioned

Curtis Holder portrait artist of the year in NT

⁠ https://www.curtisholder.co.uk/

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Let’s talk about events – specifically, getting ready for them. As Alice prepares for Manchester Art Fair, we share our top tips for event prep. When you do you order frames? How can you promote the event in advance? What should you store in your event box? How will you take payments? What kind of shoes should you wear? (!)  These are just some of the points we raise this week. An event can be a really fun and rewarding thing to do as long as you prepare well in advance, so we hope this conversation sparks some ideas to make it easier and more fun.

Mentioned

Sumup card reader here (discount referral link)

⁠http://r.sumup.com/referrals/hc5h7⁠

Jacksons pre-made tray frames (certain sizes) ⁠https://www.jacksonsart.com/jackson-s-tray-float-frame-for-canvas⁠

Jacksons bespoke self-assembly frames ⁠https://www.jacksonsart.com/en-us/bespoke-frame-builder

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This week, we’ve been thinking about measuring – specifically about choosing what we measure, and how that can (and should) change over time. The truth is that what gets measured tends to get done – by tracking things, we place our focus on them, and when we place our focus on something, we are more likely to do it. Over the years, we have chosen to focus on studio time, social media results, sales, expenses and much more. But we are now noticing how much our focus has changed as our priorities have shifted.

Perhaps it’s wise to continually revisit the things we measure, so that we can ensure we’re heading in the direction we want. After all, if we don’t set our priorities, life will set them for us.

Come and share your thoughts on this Instagram post!
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⁠Search Engine Podcast, Internet episode

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I’m pleased to be back for another year with a selection of new paintings at this wonderful venue.

There are plenty of exhibiting artists to enjoy so whether you are searching for a particular piece, ready to be tempted, or simply want an inspiring day out, do come and visit if you can.

I will be showing large paintings which have continued my recent explorations which I termed “juggling water”. Evocative, fluid paintings with layers of veiled colour. Alongside these will be some of the smaller LeyLines series.

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When to visit

Friday 17 November 4pm – 9pm (VIP Preview)
Saturday 18 November 10am – 6pm
Sunday 19 November 10am – 4pm

Book your ticket through the Manchester Art Fair website HERE

Manchester Art Fair is a uniquely diverse mix of acclaimed galleries and independent artists, with a rich programme of artist talks, panel discussions, performances and installations.

Manchester Art Fair blurs the boundaries between the traditional and the contemporary, creating a friendly, unpretentious and quintessentially Northern art-buying experience. Immerse yourself in art on 17-19 November 2023 at Manchester Central. 

I have a limited number of complimentary tickets available – please email me (or DM me through Instagram) if you’d like to attend the Private View evening or visit over the weekend.

I have a limited number of complimentary tickets available – please email me if you’d like to attend the Private View evening.