Jan Burgess meets portrait artist Jane Palmer

Jan Burgess, SOL Design Collective's founder met with portrait artist Jane Palmer to talk about her love of portrait painting, commissions, opening her house to exhibit and future plans since winning AOH Artist of the Year... I first met Jane Palmer when she came...

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A Beginners Guide To Using Pinterest For Business

Don't miss the SOL Design Collective Pinterest Workshop on Saturday February 9th with Georgie & Dörte from Social Pow Wow. Entitled How to make Pinterest your Secret Marketing Tool, we will look at how Pinterest is a great tool to market, share and sell your...

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Artist in Focus: Paula Clark – Cocoon&me

Paula Clark creates gorgeously tactile macramé, crochet, and knitted pieces for the customers of her Brighton-based brand, Cocoon&me. We interviewed Paula to learn more about her work and how she has grown her business. Year one of a creative business Paula’s...

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Artist in Focus: David J Lilly – Glass

David J Lilly is a designer and maker based in the ancient English village of Coombes, near Brighton. He has been creating stunning Stained Glass for years, and we interviewed him to find out more.     “Making Beauty Manifest” is your strap line, please tell...

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Artist in Focus: Hilary Collins – Textiles

Hilary Collins is a textile artist who creates luxurious, silk scarves and accessories. We spoke to Hilary about her style evolution and got her advice for artists who are starting out.       How did you develop your style? I find my work is constantly...

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Art Explored: What is the true definition of art?

Defining an expression of creativity, skill and imagination is extremely hard to do. A word which was once used to describe paintings, drawings and sculptures can now be used to represent a wide variety of creative expression. Art is not something which can easily be...

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Helpdesk: Let’s Set Up your Facebook page

With almost 2 billion (yes, billion!) active users per month, Facebook is the biggest social network of all time. Initially, it was used as a great way to stay in contact with friends and family across the world, but increasingly it is seen as a perfect forum to...

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Artist in Focus: Barbara Collins – Ceramics

Barbara Collins is a Brighton-based ceramicist who has exhibited  and sold her work in the UK, Europe, and Australasia. Barbara’s beautiful ceramics are inspired by the natural world – including worn pebbles, plants, and ancient relics – and is evocative of a peaceful...

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Helpdesk: How to write a Bio that gets you *NOTICED*

Have you ever been asked to explain what you do, or to provide a personal profile or Bio, and struggled to think what on earth to write? Within nearly all social media accounts, we are given a space in which we can succinctly tell the world about us, and our products,...

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