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Open studio exhibitions

Presenting your work to an unsuspecting public is an interesting challenge. You find that strangers arrive at your door and the responsibility of explaining your work effectively to them is all part of the process. An enthusiastic approach pays dividends and in effect the artist is learning on the job through the triple tasks of making, promoting and selling their work.

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Leighton's $140 low point ….

As an artist, if you want to be remembered after you’ve gone, a good strategy is to leave your house and studio to the general public. It helps of course if you were once a famous and important artist in your time and Fredrick Lord Leighton (1830-1896) certainly was. President of the Royal Academy and […]

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