Guild Society of Artists

November 25th, 2017 by peter.hayton

Receiving my FGSA Award

On Tuesday 26th September 2017 The Guild Society of Artists was launched at the Fine Art Trade Guild’s offices in London. At the launch I was made President of the GSA and awarded the Fellow of the Guild Society of Artists (FGSA) award for my artwork and the development of the Society by Ian Kenny, the Master of the Fine Art Trade Guild. I was then asked to present the other awards to various artists that had achieved the various levels for qualification. It was a brilliant night and enjoyed by all.

Paintings for the 2017 RMS Exhibition

November 25th, 2017 by peter.hayton

These were the paintings that were accepted for the 2017 Royal Miniature Society Exhibition.

They’re a new format and I had such fun painting them

New Paintings

June 15th, 2017 by peter.hayton

I’ve just completed five new miniature paintings and have just put them on the Original Art Register that protects and promotes artists work to the world.

Hilliard Society Exhibition

June 15th, 2017 by peter.hayton

Preview Evening 2017

Well the Hilliard miniatures exhibition at Wells Town Hall was a great success.

Good Sales

All of the 6 sunset and sunrise paintings I sent in were accepted and exhibited.

My miniatures

This really is a beautiful exhibition in Britain’s smallest city, and the Buildings in the city are wonderful.

Wells Town Hall

 

 

Original Art Register

July 28th, 2016 by peter.hayton

Whoopee! At last there is somewhere on the internet that provides a vital, long-overdue service and resource for artists, designers and photographers like me to register my originals.

The UK based Fine Art Trade Guild has just launched the The Original Art Register (OAR) for Guild members, and non-members. This is a whole new service for the fine art industry.

The service is a central register of original images with details of the copyright holder, and a date, plus other information.

OAR will enable any artist, designer, photographer, publisher, art gallery, or fine art printer to register and provide proof of origination that can deter and prevent copying or copyright theft of their creation. It also has the advantage of protecting their intellectual property and their copyrighted images, for ever.

And as a big bonus the central library archive of images and their details will be available as a free, secure searchable source for collectors, dealers, and licensing business queries.

This register needed to be established and maintained by a reputable, international, not-for-profit organization.

The Fine Art Trade Guild, established in 1847, fulfills this condition perfectly.

This  scheme is so good because.

  • It is affordable
  • It is secure.
  • It is comprehensive.
  • It is global.
  • It is simple.

The scheme also.

  1. Archives image.
  2. Records image properties.
  3. Establishes copyright details.
  4. Provides a free, secure, public, searchable, database of an artists work worldwide.

This is why this it’s such a great asset.

Artists, designers, and photographers can create an image. Then for a small affordable registration fee they can lodge the record of that image into a secure globally available data-base. The record will establish crucial details about the image so that full-value and reward will be ensured and obtained by the creator.

How it works for artists, photographers, etc:

  • You first log in the Guild website and apply to become a registrant. Easy and free!
  • Prospective registrants do not have to be Guild members to register and add images.
  • Currently it costs just three pounds to register and protect each image.
  • Thereafter there is an annual maintenance fee and admin charge of a few pennies per image.
  • Guild Members get access to the recording process at a reduced rate, with a 33% discount, at £2 per image.
  • For Guild Members, if required, a link from the registered image can go direct to the artists or dealers own website.
  • The online system records the image, and copyright owner.
  • The image is assigned a unique OAR ID number.
  • The register shows artist, title, medium, substrate, date, and dimensions of the original image.
  • The registrant can show details of limited editions or open editions that have been made from the image.
  • Plus details if the image is used to create any other products directly from the artist.
  • It also shows if the image has been licensed for prints, calendars, fabrics, greetings cards, etc.
  • The registrant can download the unique Certificate of Registration and point-of-sale card for each image.
  • Anyone can discover and contact the image creator and owner.
  • The OAR register is available for everybody to freely examine.
  • The OAR register can be searched using a variety of categories like landscape, animal, floral, people, seascape, etc.
  • The register can also be searched for any image or participating artist or photographer by name, image title or medium
  • The register is available 24/7 online from the Guild website.

From now on.

An artists, designer or photographer who creates an image can now record that image and register the date and other details proving they are the legitimate copyright holder of that image.

This will enable them to freely promote their work without the worry that it could be copied or stolen without any means of redress.

In the event of a copyright challenge the certificate of registration and proof of a registered date would be an invaluable asset for the artists, designer or photographer to help prove ownership.

They can also use the archive of registered and searchable images to promote themselves to galleries, dealers, publishers, licensors, investors, and collectors.

The register can be used to log archived images and not just new images.

An Exciting Future.

It is becoming much more obvious just how significant this register can be in the future.

If an artist or photographer creates a new artwork that they are happy with they would be very remiss not to register that image straight away for such a small sum. This quick and simple process will ensure that that image is forever safe. They will also have a visual record of the date and other details and interested parties will be able to keep abreast of new work as it’s produced.

Link to my Registered Originals at The Fine Art Trade Guild …  click here

Certificate of Excellence

July 19th, 2016 by peter.hayton

I was so very chuffed to be awarded the Certificate of Excellence-Group for my entry of six pictures at the Society of Limners Awards Night.

Below is a photo receiving my award from Elizabeth Meek MBE, HPRMS, PPSWA, FRSA, Patron and Michael Pierce SLm President of the Society of Limners.

Receiving Excellence-Group Award

The Society of Limners Exhibition 2016

July 19th, 2016 by peter.hayton

The Society of Limners Exhibition has Just finished in Chichester. We had a very good preview day at the John Rank Gallery at the Oxmarket Center of Arts and I’m very pleased to say that the Society used my Sunrise over Newtown Creek image on the catalogue cover. I was also very chuffed that I was awarded a Certificate of Excellence- Group for my entry of six pictures listed below. A really good day.

 

Hilliard Society Exhibition 2016

July 19th, 2016 by peter.hayton

I got seven of my miniatures accepted this year which got me the full membership award and a certificate that allows me to use HS after my name. My Mum got this award years ago and it’s nice to follow in her footsteps.

When I went to pick up after the exhibition I found that my little Swan Family painting had been sold so that was good. All in all it was a great exhibition and I was so pleased to be part of it all.

Below are the paintings that I put into the exhibition.

New Paintings

April 17th, 2016 by peter.hayton

I’ve just completed two miniatures of Mascotte passing Portland and Back from a Rescue . Just got to frame them and they’re ready to go off to the Hilliard Miniature Society tomorrow along with four more.

Mascotte passing Portland

Mascotte Passing Portland Bill  is a miniature painting of the Pilot Cutter Mascotte passing Portland Bill lighthouse. This painting is a conglomeration of two photos taken from our boat at different times. Mascotte taken while it was racing in Plymouth Sound and the Portland photo we took as we passed the Bill on our way west to Dartmouth.

Back From a Rescue

Back from a Rescue is a miniature painting of the Swanage lifeboat passing Anvil Point lighthouse off the Purbeck coast of Dorset. Also known as the Jurassic Coast. This was taken from a photo Anne took while we were out running along the coast on our boat Work of Art.

The Society of Limners, Full Membership

November 6th, 2015 by peter.hayton

Today I received official conformation that I am now a full member of The Society of Limners. I am so chuffed to become a member of this Society as they promote and encourage the painting of miniatures and engraving to a high standard. They also actively teach miniature painting to all ages through society courses every year.http://www.societyoflimners.co.uk/html/the_society.html
They have some very good miniature calligraphists in their membership too. The Society of Limners hold their annual exhibition in July at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts in Chichester. They have over 300 beautiful exhibits and is well worth a visit. I hope to see you there next year.

The Society of Limners

The Society of Limners was founded in 1986 by the late Elizabeth Davys Wood MBE, to promote and encourage the painting of miniatures and engraving to a high standard.