Oct 22, 2011

work is currently down from front street deli. I have brought it all home once again. I have no exhibit planned for the near future but I have little to no room for all of these paintings... so the next one will be right around the corner. I am thinking of hanging some of my "in progress" paintings with thin price tags to move. Obviously the more important ones will stay outrageously high so I can keep them longer (sneaky I know) but a bit of advice to those who are put off by a high price tag... make me an offer. What could it hurt? My personal favorites are not priced to move,(2 paintings) I don't need to sell them off quickly. I prefer showing them off to a single weeks pay. When someone tells me that the prices are too high I often wonder what they expect? Do they expect me to sell something I have worked months (in a few cases years) for a $150? it sure seems like it. I can have prints made for you at pretty much cost if you are looking for "a deal."
priced at $1800 (aka I keep this)

sold for $350 (small painting, unframed)
      Here is where I am going with this, if some one likes my work, wonderful that is inevitably my goal for making artwork. I love showing my work to people, I love the feedback, I love the support, it fuels my appetite  for the arts. If you love my work and want to hang it in your home above the mantel on the other hand, express that to me somehow, make an offer. I price high to avoid tire kickers, I have met with people and had coffee or lunch and discussed my work with them one on one. People bring a briefcase and take notes like it is some sort of business meeting and I don't get it, especially if they don't buy anything!. It's a visual art, look at it, it's beautiful, or not or invokes an emotion or idea, feeling or whatever you like. This is not my job, perhaps if it were I would be more conscientious about moving product and mass producing a feeling. But that is not my goal, my goal (for now) is to produce honest reflections of my own personal psyche for me. It's incredibly personal and I am not in it for financial gain.