New artists can find it difficult to start selling their art for many reasons . There are 2 options which I would recommend for anyone trying to sell their art .
First of all artists should contact local and online galleries to showcase their work . Each gallery can offer something different so it is important to speak to a wide range of businesses.
Secondly, in the digital age every artist should have his or her own website . An online presence is vital in order to establish your name . A website gives an artist credibility and the ability to sell their own work without any commission. There are many different approaches to setting up an ecommerce site. Photogold set this site up in 1998 and we have been selling art online ever since . Our new project Photogold Ecommerce offers artists the option of having their own website with an integrated shopping cart . We can give advice on the best way of promoting your new website . For more details phone David Rankin on 07723-538941 or contact us online
Jack Vettriano seems to have been inspired by the Riviera in France . He has announced a new set of 10 paintings based on the Clyde-built Tuiga – the flagship of the Yacht Club of Monaco .”Most people are stuck at the end of Berwick Pier doing landscapes and so to get invited to be involved with the Tuiga centenary was just lovely. Sometimes I just have to pinch myself and ask, ‘Is this really going on? Am I really here?’ . The paintings include The Masthead , Sunshine and Champagne, Mystery Man, Ship of Dreams and Below Deck.
“I think the light in the Riviera is just gorgeous and for someone like me, the sheer visual pleasure that you get from being in that kind of environment – looking at beautiful motorcars, looking at beautiful women, the style and architecture – it stimulates all your senses.” Vettriano seems to have got bored with the subject of his rejectioon by the art establishment . He believes the public’s appetite for reproductions of his work is a greater reward than any acceptance by the Scottish art establishment, an issue that as far as he is concerned has been “hung, drawn and quartered”. He said: “I’m pleased when somebody spends £20 on a poster and in some ways, that is my measure of success: that a man on the street will go and do that.
“It’s not about committees sitting in smoke-filled rooms making decisions. My support is the working man.” Jack Vettriano gallery
Photogold has 6 new prints by Rolf Harris – First Snow, Hyde Park Horses , Sun on the Water, Tresco , Hammersley Red Rocks, Summer Afternoon , Machu Pichu Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas and The Legends of Wimbledon Limited Edition Giclee Print by Rolf Harris A new limited edition giclee print on canvas by Rolf Harris. This commemorative print has been published after Rolf was commissioned this year by HSBC to paint a canvas celebrating the nation’s 10 favourite ever Wimbledon champions. The Legends Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas Image size: 30 x 22 in / 76.2 x 55.88 cm Published in June 2009 Edition size: 95 plus 10 Artist’s Proofs plus 10 Haute de Commerce £760.00 . Wimbledon painting of 10 former champions
Rolf Harris said: “They are all so good at the moment, and the new ones are coming along all the time. Andy Murray with a bit of luck could get in there, he has improved so much in the last year”, he said. Unfortunately he said ths before Murray got knocked out of the US Open by Marin Cilic yesterday
Jack Vettriano’s Pincer Movement painting is to go on sale by auction at Sotheby’s on 30th September. Other paintings in the sale include Seated Nude (Study) , Study for Lady Stripper , After the Thrill is Gone (Study) , a letter of consequence II , Study for Lady Stripper , Twilight Zone and Self Portrait after Swannell