Entries by Alice

Can You Sell Art During a Crisis? [68]

You can’t sell luxury items like art during a global pandemic. This seems to be a widely held belief and yet artists all over the world are discovering that it’s not true. In fact, many artists are now selling online for the first time and finding more success than they ever expected. Indeed, we both […]

How to Fall in Love with Your Art [67]

This week’s episode was prompted by a question from Kate, an Australian artist who asked: “Should you like your own work? Do you ever stop fighting that inner critic (and external critics) and just start enjoying the process?” We both believe that loving your own work is crucial, touch on how we evaluate our work […]

How will Covid-19 change artist ways of working? [66]

Or perhaps it doesn’t much…. This week, we’re considering the shifts that we see happening in our artist communities. As galleries closed and art fairs were cancelled, many artists began to look for different ways of selling art. Things may have changed in the immediate future but the long term view of laying down plans […]

Creating versus Producing … a Chance to Reset? [65]

As the UK lockdown continues, we discuss the unfolding situation and the continual emotional shifts we are all experiencing. Here in Britain we are seeing some of our most well-known artists responding in different ways. Tracy Emin wrote an online diary; David Hockney is making new paintings; and Grayson Perry is filming a new TV […]

Responding Creatively [64]

In this episode, we address the massive changes that so many of us are experiencing and discuss how they affect our lives and our creativity.  Very few artists seem able to continue as normal. Instead we are dealing with new realities, creating new routines, managing anxieties, and finding new ways to express ourselves creatively (including […]

The Times They Are a Changing – BONUS EPISODE [62]

Things are changing so quickly. Last week, we recorded a normal episode … a few days later and we are preparing for a lock-down. As Brits, we tend towards the “keep calm and carry on”‘ wartime spirit, and yet we are also human. So we feel anxiety, and stress about lost income, and worry about […]

Beginner’s Guide to Content Marketing for Artists [59]

Marketing is a thorny topic for many artists – viewed as a necessary chore. But what if you approached it in a different way? This week, Louise is flying solo and sharing her experience with, and enthusiasm for, content marketing.  This means promoting yourself and your art by sharing content … either on social media, […]

Is it Time to Leave Your Comfort Zone? [58]

What is your optimum comfort level? Do you work well under a bit of pressure or would you rather stay just where you know? This week, we’re discussing comfort zones. This is a phrase coined by a business consultant called Alasdair White who described it as: “a psychological state in which things feel familiar to […]