Wednesday, 30 January 2013

3 Ways to Identify an Artist

When I first started painting, not knowing any better, I purchased my paint in small 50ml tubes, and had virtually every hue available to me. I soon realised that a more limited pallet produced less garish paintings, and that buying paint in a larger sized 2.5 litre bucket was far more cost effective and convenient.

I've also noticed something else too. A pathological reluctance to ever throw away a paint brush. I must now have over 350 in various stages of use, and although some of them are only good for stirring paint I just can't bring myself to throwing them away.

Finally, I now have a lot of clothes covered in paint! probably more with paint on than without. Common sense tells me to always change into some old clothes when painting, but if the creative muse comes along all that just goes straight out of the window. If you exhibit any or all of the above attributes, it's just possible that you're an artist!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

How to sell a painting twice!

I showed my latest work to a Wine Merchant Friend " Drinking Wine with Friends" who loved it and decided to buy it for his shop. I now find that I have now sold it again within hours to a second buyer and this time it's on it's way to a restaurant in California.

How did I achieve this?

Almost immediately after it was put up a couple saw it and were so taken by it they decided that they just had to buy it for a restaurant in the USA.

He sent them over to me and we negotiated a price and it's now on it's way over to California. This was only possible through the kindness of the original buyer who allowed me to sell it to them in the full knowledge that I would provide him with another similar painting in the same style and colours. With more customers like that I could double my sales!

It's only fair I should mention his wine business so thanks Jez at Wine and the Vine in Radlett. he sells great wine by the way and apparently he's now an art dealer too!

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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Dispelling the Myth that Art is Expensive

Original art doesn't have to be expensive. So far this Year I've managed a painting a day. These are smaller works in my affordable art section. I am working on some larger paintings at the moment too but these take a little longer. Here are 6 of my more affordable works completed in the last week and available for £25.00, a great way to add to or to start your art collection. They also make fantastic gifts for someone special.

My website contains all my current and newest work as it's completed and I'm always updating it with new works and images. By covering a wide range of price points I try to make buying original art accessible to all.