Monday, January 25, 2010

WELCOME - My new Sales blog


Hi all and welcome,

I am Maree Clarkson and I am a watercolour artist living in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. Welcome to my new sales blog - this is the place where I will offer my art for sale. I am still in the process of developing this site, so be sure to pop in from time to time to see what is on offer. (You can also view my art on "ART & CREATIVITY - My Sketchbook" blog and on "Africa calling" on WordPress.)

Did you know that it makes great sense buying art on-line? You also save time and money buying art on-line.

In the days of the great Masters - men such as Rembrandt and Vermeer... art galleries didn't exist.

Instead, the artists of the day worked in their studios. Through word of mouth, their talents were spread far and wide... and from distant destinations, art collectors came to see the work and to purchase.

Now, in the 21st century, we've come a full circle in many ways.

Art galleries are no longer the only venue available to collectors of fine art.

More and more, artists around the globe are making use of online resources to take us back to the days of old; the days when artists could deal direct with clients.

The media is different. Word-of-mouth has been replaced by the internet. An artist's showroom is not only their studio. It's their Blog and Website.

But though these things have changed, the core benefit remains the same.

For the first time in many, many years, clients have unprecedented opportunities to deal directly with artists.

Buying art online give clients a wonderful opportunity to make contact with, and then build a relationship with their favourite artists.

There are no physical limitations.
With the flick of a switch, you can be viewing the work of an artist on the other side of the globe. It's a very exciting time for art collectors. And it's an opportunity that should not be passed up.

The Global Financial crisis has done wonders for the art world. The days of ridiculous high-end prices are gone. Common-sense has returned to the market. But even more importantly, a host of new and very talented artists have begun to emerge via the internet.
There are many thousands of artist Blogs and Websites on the net. They represent the new way of doing smart business.

Clients looking to purchase art are streaming onto the net. Through online art purchases, and by dealing directly with their favourite artist, it is possible to save huge amounts of money that might otherwise be paid in traditional gallery commissions.

The removal of the art gallery middle-man means greater value for purchasers, and a direct line of communication with the artist.

Be first to see new paintings
Many keen collectors subscribe to several artist blogs. My advice would be to subscribe to 5 artists at any one time. Not all artists will post new works daily. It depends on the creative process. Some days you may receive a couple of free email notifications. These will be artworks from your favourite artists... delivered to you as a service! From there you will easily be able to monitor the new work of each artist until you find the works you wish to purchase. You can see why buying art online, and dealing directly with your favourite artist has become the new way to invest in art!

Technology has facilitated the boom.
With the advent of secure online purchase facilities via companies such as FastPay (for South Africa), purchasers have unprecedented security to protect their purchases. The days of snail-mail and cheques have long gone. Now payment online takes place in a matter of moments. It's safe. It's secure. It's efficient.

I will also be posting some great hints and advice for buying art on-line from time to time, so I hope to see you here again! Also please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need some information on any artwork - I'd love to hear from you!

Any of the paintings listed here (and more!) are also for sale as prints : framed prints, canvas prints, matted prints, mounted prints, greeting cards, postcards, photogrpahic prints, t-shirts, iPhone covers and more. Please visit my RedBubble profile to view the products on offer. 

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

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4 comments:

  1. Your artwork is beautiful Marie. Well done xxx

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  2. Thank you Pamela, and thank you for visiting my blog! Much appreciated.

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  3. Maree, I came upon your artwork because of a comment you left on my blog. You are a wonderful artist. I've gotta get busy right now, but when I have more time to peruse your site, I'm going to order a watercolor from you. I'll be very excited to display one of your pieces in my home.

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    1. Wow, thank you for your lovely words Mosaics, I'm really pleased you like my work! If you would like to see a more comprehensive list of my work of pieces that might not be listed on this blog, you can have a look on my page at RedBubble - http://www.redbubble.com/people/mareeclarkson - if there's anything you like you can send me a message there on RedBubble or by e-mail or on this blog and I will be able to tell you whether the original is still available.

      BTW, I have been using Mozilla for many years and even that is giving problems with Blogger now - but there are certain features in Firefox that I need for my RedBubble site, so there is NO ways I want to switch to another browser!

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This is not a hard-sell site! Please feel free to browse and leave your comments - I'd love to hear from you!

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