Most artists are more than willing to create a custom piece of artwork. When I receive requests for a commission it’s either to create a similar piece to something that already exists but in a different size or to paint something based on a photo which may hold fond memories. I’ve also had requests to
Oil or Acrylic? It’s an age old question and one I’ve struggled with for a while. As a general rule, and admittedly what swayed me for many years, is that acrylics are cheaper and more affordable than oils. At that rather shallow analysis in my equally shallow youth, I left it at that and for
After moving to Cornwall this year I look back with fond memories of London – while I don’t mind a visit – I’d never live there again. But it did make me wonder what’s going on with the London art world. I exhibit and sell my paintings online with Londonart.co.uk and decided to get in
Buy art from eBay?! Really?! I didn’t even think of selling my art on eBay for a long while – for me it wasn’t a natural platform to sell my paintings.
Many people think buying original art is beyond their financial reach, an expensive luxury that is only available to the upper class. However times have changed and the Internet has opened up a world where artists can reach people and people can reach artists. The best thing about that is, without galleries – the price
So many artists are struggling to get by with full or part-time jobs in order to pay the bills. There are many of us out there, and we know that we can’t rely on an online gallery to build up a customer base, therefore have to be more creative in order to build a business
It’s difficult when you’ve just finished a painting to take an objective view; you’ve just put all that hard work into it and you feel that you deserve for the painting to be finished. It’s the first time you see it complete and everything is still fresh. Is your painting ready to sell?
I’ve been a bit late getting into Instagram – only about a month ago! #latereview. It’s such a prominent visual platform I’ve certainly been missing out by not exploring it more. Below are my top 9 hints and tips to grow your audience using Instagram.
I visited the WHF Big Cat Sanctuary on one of it’s open days in July and while browsing the many stalls I came across an art stall which really jumped out at me. Art Jigsaws!
I received an email the other day from one of my favourite artists Erin Hanson, in this email I saw that she had published a book of her work called ‘Open Impressionism’. The book looks stunning but it got me thinking. Why create an artist book and will it really make a difference? I dropped
Art Collections; Anyone can buy and collect art, you don’t need any previous knowledge or experience; you don’t need a degree in art history or past experience in collecting art, you just need appreciation!
In 2014 I took part in an online art auction set up by Kent Creative Arts. The Online Art Auction was a simple and easy way to sell artwork without having to worry about promotion, marketing or dealing with the sales process. From the perspective of the buyer it was a simple and easy way
We like to live in a little bit of luxury, feel comfortable and be able to relax. This is so central to our well-being and we really don’t spend enough time doing it! Why not? We’re so busy and our homes are filled with distracting technology. No time to relax when our TV programmes are
Whenever you want to apply for an exhibition, gallery or art show, or even just reaching out and promoting your art, it’s important to have a way of presenting factual information about yourself. An artist CV should be able to tell the reader about you and art-related activities you’ve undertaken. It’s not a selling tool
There is one important thing to remember when writing your Artist Statement; people don’t just buy art, they buy into the artist. This is your secondary tool which will help you sell your art; they’ve seen the visuals, you’ve hooked them in and now they want to find out more.