12 Sept 2010 Into Battle

'Bridge of Sighs' by Colin Ruffell    acrylic on canvas  £2160

The first  Battle Contemporary Art Fair  starts in a weeks time. I will deliver my original paintings tomorrow, and go to the Private View this coming Friday 17th September. These are the six paintings that I am sending.

'Colours of New York'  by Colin Ruffell    acrylic on gesso panel  £1600

'Grand Canal 2' by Colin Ruffell    acrylic on canvas  £3840

'Tuscany' by Colin Ruffell    acrylic on canvas  £3600

'San Marco' by Colin Ruffell    acrylic on canvas  £3840

'Windmill' by Colin Ruffell    acrylic on canvas  £4320

6 Sept 2010 A nice letter!

Today I received an email from an artist who purchased my E book 'How to Make a Living as an Artist'.

It has made my day :-)  Thanks Kelly. Here it is.

Dear Colin,

I've had a couple of quick read-through's of your book and I'm both thankful that you've written it and, most of all, thankful that I've come across it!

I'm just starting out, as many are, into this seemingly mysterious world of the artist and your book has, quite possibly, given me one of my most valuable tools...hope. Not the 'finger's crossed' hope of winning the lottery, but a real hope of being able to achieve what I'm aiming for because I'm now armed with some very clear guidelines.

It seemed worryingly simplistic at first, but there is no escaping the wealth of information that has been collected by someone who know's what they're talking about and wishes to communicate it as usefully as possible.

I couldn't be happier.
I AM going to be an artist!

Kindest regards,