Finding new art

A huge big thank you to all those who attended the retail class, it was  fabulous inspiring day. Some people had businesses others were thinking of starting them so will be keeping  a watch out in the upcoming months to see whats going on – you can never have too many interiors stores I say online or otherwise, particularly as the majority of them over here are a trifle dull!

I was trawling through Elle Decor’s website recently when I came across a rather cool image, below:

Those of us who have brick walls tend to under embellish them including me but how fab does a collection of cool art look. Brick walls or no brick walls art enlivens giving spaces instant personality, In my perfect life I would  jet off once a month to somewhere for the weekend and wander around a city nosing into galleries and little hidden off radar places seeking new art to bring home for my walls or I should say for my store’s walls.  I love art be that flea market, gallery esq or young grads particularly when its layered up so you don’t take in any one image in one hit you kind of have to linger and stay a while. Linger time (as we all know in the retail classes) is the most important thing to achieve – linger time at home also easy to achieve the trick as always is to layer a space up. You cannot expect anyone to spend one second in it unless you have things going on, on walls on mantles on surfaces and art is a sure fit way to start the ball rolling.

Where to buy is the big question, well a couple of sources I continually look at are www.degreeart.com, and www.newbloodart.com. Prices start as low as £90,  there are of course a zillion designers out there with their own websites where you can buy off line or commission, check out  our very own Rose Hill ( a print artist) , www.rosehilldesigns.co.uk..

Pure Evil   in Shoreditch is always on my radar and has a selection of prints and paintings and  www.cockpitarts.com, (a collection of artists studios) usually throws its doors open at Christmas when you can pick up some cool finds from prints to paintings.

Happy Hunting.

 

10 thoughts on “Finding new art

  1. Hi Abigail, just wanted to thank you and Graham for the retail masterclass, such an inspiring day full of invaluable information to ponder over and all in the beautiful surrounds of your house. I am sure I will be back for another class in the future.

  2. Thank you both so much for a fantastic day on Friday- Loved the whole day, so inspiring.Will certainly be booking on your other masterclasses.
    Lovely to meet Maud and Mungo too x

  3. Hi Abigail, I love love art and started collecting about 5 or so years ago. I have pieces ranging from few thousand to $80.

    My latest piece just got delivered today and I’m so excited. Ever heard of ‘book on a page’? I got Darwin’s Origins of the Species on two pages and am going to frame it and hang it in the study.

    Picture and more info on my blog http://www.hammerandheels.net/creative-ways-to-start-an-art-collection-without-breaking-your-bank-tip-1

  4. Hi Abi, first of all, a huge thank you to you and Graham for the wonderful Retail masterclass – the day was hugely inspiring and informative, a real whirlwind of ideas and imparted knowledge, which will hopefully lead to many exciting new paths.
    Art transforms. I love this shot and how cool, vibrant and dynamic the space feels because of it. I buy on a shoe string but pieces that talk to me, and love buying from local artists, when I can, than each piece has a face and a story.

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