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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by motoxy View Post
    I have to chip in and say that these are works of art. Most artist do not make their own paint and brushes so using tools is part and parcel. I work a lot in wood and your choices are sweet. What size are these pieces?

    Bruce

    BTW I remember Geoffrey when he was in rainbow;-)
    Hi Bruce, they are all 200 x 200 x 30 - 25 mm. And I agree my CNC is a tool that converts my ideas into form :)

    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  2. #42
    Lovely pieces again Fivetide. motoxy, I'm afraid my rainbow days are long since past. G.

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  4. my 2p worth... my brother is an amateur photographer specialising in abstracts. he has sold a few pics through an artists collective which sets up exhibitions of local work of all types, photos, paintings, sculpture, etc. suggest you look for something similar

  5. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by irving2008 View Post
    my 2p worth... my brother is an amateur photographer specialising in abstracts. he has sold a few pics through an artists collective which sets up exhibitions of local work of all types, photos, paintings, sculpture, etc. suggest you look for something similar
    Irvin your brother does great work mate ..

    I’m currently talking to some people about the possibility of a mobile Gallery , in the sense of hiring an empty shop for a month in various towns and cities, then renting out wall space, as the lack of galleries near to me is terrible.

    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. #45
    Round this way there are a lot of coffee type shops that will let artists hang stuff on the walls. One of my sons use to put stuff up in one of them a few years ago, sold a few pictures but gave up doing it because it also led to people asking him to paint specific types of picture for them rather than what he wanted to do. The customers were always over the moon with what he did but he was never happy with them & just gave up doing it. I suppose that's artists for you lol

  7. #46
    You would be better off aiming higher than coffee shops. I would check out the high end Painting shops and see if they will do a feature display for you. They do sales on commission

    Stick to doing minimum numbers, people like to collect sets
    Last edited by Swarfing; 23-03-2013 at 05:01 PM.
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

  8. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Swarfing View Post
    You would be better off aiming higher than coffee shops. I would check out the high end Painting shops and see if they will do a feature display for you. They do sales on commission

    Stick to doing minimum numbers, people like to collect sets
    I would have to disagree with that, you might be surprised just how well it can work & you want your work seen by as many people as possible so having something hanging on a wall in a coffee shop is just one way to get noticed, I wouldn't for one minute suggest it is the only way to display your work as the other ideas already mentioned have merit as well.

  9. #48
    I have a friend who does cartoon strip art. He used to hang his work in coffee shops, furniture shops. All he was ever offered was coffee shop prices. He approached a shop up in stow on the wolds. He sold less pieces but 50 x the price of a coffee. He also found that it was repeat customers who kept going back for more. That is the only reason i suggested it.
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

  10. #49
    Have you thought of trying Forsyths in Lytham?

  11. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by Swarfing View Post
    I have a friend who does cartoon strip art. He used to hang his work in coffee shops, furniture shops. All he was ever offered was coffee shop prices. He approached a shop up in stow on the wolds. He sold less pieces but 50 x the price of a coffee. He also found that it was repeat customers who kept going back for more. That is the only reason i suggested it.
    I agree with you about displaying work in high end places that are known for this sort of thing all I was saying was I thought it was wrong to dismiss the coffee shops, all the stuff on the walls round here has a price on it so no being offered silly money & the prices do vary from ridiculously cheap as your friend obviously experienced to what I would call expensive for what it is but then I know nothing about art lol
    Worth popping in to a couple of places just to see what others are doing in my opinion as well as targeting high end shops & galleries especially for someone who is unknown as an artist just now.

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