Want to know more?
Would you like me to help?
to give an art business talk
or do a review for you
to give an art business talk
or do a review for you
Sometimes another person's perspective - and experience - can be helpful.
I worked for many years doing in-depth reviews and providing feedback - via reports, one to one sessions, in group meetings/workshops and by delivering presentations to large groups of people.
Now I do the same thing - for artists.
For many years just with the friends I have made in the art world - and now for a wider audience - hence this NEW page.
EITHER by delivering a talk or presentation or workshop
OR reviewing an aspect of your art business e.g.
OR an article written for your magazine
Near the bottom of the page you can find out:
You can also:
What I do
Past and Current Clients
ARTS ORGANISATIONS / EVENTS
Topics covered have included:
Other Topics I can cover:
I now do Zoom Talks too!
What will it cost?
I charge a fee and can
Alternatively I can do Talks via Zoom.
PRESENTATION (IN PERSON) REQUIREMENTS
I'm an experienced user of PowerPoint and when presenting in person I generally require:
TIPS FOR HOSTS
At Heatherleys we recognise how important it is that our students receive quality professional development advice alongside their studio practice. To this end Katherine has provided us with an ongoing series of lectures covering everything from how to write an artist’s statement to how to pay your tax. This has been an invaluable resource for our students, and a rare one as few colleges offer this type of programme. The talks are always very well attended and manage to be both informative and entertaining.
"Lived up to my expectations of being full of information and not dodging the issues. I have been an ardent follower of Making a Mark and Botanical Art for years.
BUSINESS & MARKETING ADVICE TO ARTISTS
I've provided informal business advice to artists for many years and have seen a number of them go on to achieve significant advancement in their careers as a result e.g.
I am now doing this on a more formal (fee-paying) basis and now invite people to contact me if they feel they may benefit from my help
I very much enjoy working with:
How it works
If you'd like a review, we don't need to meet.
NOTE: I frequently offer "5 minute freebies" to those with a quick query - but for issues which take longer I'm afraid I charge.
REVIEW OF YOUR WEBSITE AND/OR BLOG
I've looked at over 10,000 artist websites in the last decade. This provides an excellent context for advising you on
"Thank you for the care and attention you have put into preparing it for me. I really appreciate your honesty - it was a tough first read. However it was a definite call to action for me, a wake up call.
REVIEW YOUR ARTIST STATEMENT / BIOGRAPHY / CV
I don't write it for you.
I review, make suggestions and edit to indicate the potential to make your statement clearer.
Fees depend on what's required and how successful you are.
I was never very happy with my artist statement and I dreaded working on it. I think a lot of artists feel
REVIEW your strategy for art competitions / open exhibitions and submissions
I've been reviewing the open exhibitions of national art societies and the major art competitions exhibiting in London for over well over a decade. NOBODY else has the experience I have of looking at artwork exhibited in open art exhibitions and art competitions based in London.
....you gave me a very useful crit a few months ago. I absorbed a lot of what you said, and just wanted to share with you the news that both recent submissions to the Discerning Eye got accepted, plus I have just found that 2 new sculptures ....have got through the pre selection to the Threadneedle which has been massively encouraging.
I find your advice and opinion very instructive and valuable
Are you writing an art instruction book - but don't know:
My experience covers:
I've written a number of articles for artists' magazines and publications.
In 2016, "The Artist" magazine featured a commissioned series of 10 articles by me about Cost Effective Ideas for Artists.
I've also written other articles for other magazines.
I wrote very many reports of public record for the government during my working career.
Since retirement, my publications - other than my blogs and websites (see About) - include:
Please contact me if you'd like to discuss an article, series of articles or a book you want t0 publish
the book’s clear, straightforward advice helps beginners to gain in confidence as they build their skills. A far cry from other dry, run-of-the-mill art instruction books, 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching uses concise, easy-to-follow text to engage readers and guide them through each different technique, covering everything from how to hold a pencil to how to achieve depth and balance composition, as well as tips for tackling specific subjects such as how to draw people or landscapes.
How does it work?
You initially send me an enquiry using the form below.
I aim to respond within 48 hours (although it might be within 7 days depending on my commitments)
I may ask for more information, will clarify your brief with you and then I will
What will it cost?
An awful lot less than my hourly charge-out rate used to be 20 years ago!
My philosophy is to make my help affordable and yet at the same time charge at a level which means that only those who want to invest in themselves will approach me.
I'm only interested in helping artists who are seriously interested in helping themselves.
I'm not in this for the money - I want to help people make a difference to their lives and art careers.
Contact me to discuss fees for
For review work, my hourly fee typically starts at £50 per hour and any premium or discount is based on
It might not be the normal way of doing business, but it works for me!
Use this form to contact me if you want to find out whether I can help you with
NOTE: This page and form relate to work involving the payment of a fee.
I always provide a quote and more details of how working with me actually works in practice before we make an agreement to proceed.
If you've got any suggestions for what you'd like to see on this website please send me your suggestion
1) Content and the law change all the time. It's impossible to keep up with it if you're not working on the topic full time.
2) I research topics carefully. However, I am totally unable to warrant that ANY and/or ALL information is
3) Hence all information I provide comes without any LIABILITY whatsoever to you for any choices you make.
4) This website is FREE FOR YOU but not for me. Links to books are Amazon Affiliate links. Buying a book via this website means I get a very small payment which helps to fund and maintain this website. .I much appreciate any support your provide. Adverts are provided by Google AdSense - but the adverts do not mean I endorse the advertiser.