The Blog

  • What’s Open Studio? Most artists are aware of what Open Studio events are but for those who are new to the game, here is a definition: “A studio or workroom which is made accessible to anyone and everyone, where artistic or creative work can be viewed and bought.” For a
  • Getting your artwork online by uploading it to ArtMarketDirect.com is a great way to create a checkout facility for your family, friends, contacts and collectors to use to buy your artwork. With our flat-rate 10% for our FREE package or 3% if you bet on yourself commissions we know that
  • Where To Find Us On Facebook Our Wonderful Fan Page: Our Fan Page ‘Art Market Direct‘ can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/artmarketdirect/ We also manage various groups which might be of interest depending on your medium: Exclusive Group ARTMARKETDIRECT.COM – https://www.facebook.com/groups/artmarketdirect/ (EXCLUSIVE to artists who upload to our main site) Non-Exclusive
  • What Makes Art Sell? Email us at admin@artmarketdirect.com using ‘Sharing Success case study’ as the subject. Although we do not promise that we will feature you and we can’t feature everyone, we do promise that we will get back to you in any event. If we are going to feature
  • We all know what is like being pulled in a dozen different directions. You have galleries calling because they want more work, you have some events including Open Studio in three months, and the Annual Seafood Festival in a months time, an exhibition in the Autumn coming up which you
  • It is such a cliche; “Always buy the most expensive materials you can afford.” Like most cliches It is based on a nugget of truth. The reason is that you will be wasting your time and neither will the finished piece look as beautiful as it could. It will, in
  • A side effect of the blog and more specifically planning a timetable of blog posts means I have had time to pause and reflect more, not just on esoteric issues related to the creating or collecting of art but also more specifically my own practice or lack thereof. As with
  • The Winners of THE ART COMPETITION Facebook Group managed by ArtMarketDirect have been listed in order with the most recent at the top of the page.  Each month the new winner has their image shared on our front page.  Where the artist has a gallery with us or it they
  • “Art is whatever you can get away with.” – Warhol and McLuhan It is a great throwaway line which almost everyone knows and the debate about who said what first will rage on forever, so let’s just attribute it to both of them.  Or is that worse? Anyhow in a time when
  • Not knowing anyone in the art world before starting to buy art as a collector.  Of course, if you have a grounding in art, then maybe you don’t need to do very much and maybe you can operate on instinct alone, some do and do very well. You might choose
  • As has been said before the point of all of this creating is to sell; right? A studio full of pieces of work is a waste, it needs to be an industrious space where more is being created all the time.  A studio is not a big cupboard. So assuming
  • For some, the idea of commissioning a piece of unique artwork for their living or work space conjures visions of grandeur, something only reserved for the ruling elite, not the great unwashed.  In reality, there are lots of different artists working in lots of different styles and many are very