I Live and work as a full time artist in Windsor. I sell my art through this website, which I write and maintain myself. This is simply the best place to buy my art, there are no additional gallery commissions to pay, you'll find a larger collection of my art here than anywhere else, this is art direct from the artist.
I realised early on that I didn't want to spend my time promoting myself to established galleries. They take a huge chunk of commission thus making art expensive, and are in the business of making art exclusive. If you've ever walked into a gallery and got the feeling you shouldn't be there? That is exactly my point.
It's not about the money for me, it's simply about being creative. If I could give away my art for free I would, unfortunately in this materialistic world we all have to pay our bills.
When I started there was a whole new online world beginning. This might have limited my opportunities at first, and at a time when people were still saying "You'll never sell anything over the internet"... I was, and I realised it's potential. It has given me the freedom to be creative without the restraints of the elitist art establishment.
That's it really, I sell all my art online, write my own website and try to be happy. I keep it as simple as possible to enable me to just get on with the thing I like best.... painting.
I hope you enjoy the results..... Simon