One of the things I really enjoy about working on artists websites is becoming familiar with them and their art. I had seen mosaics by Eti Mayer but hadn't put a face to the work. Discovering all the exquisite mosaics Eti has created has been a pure delight. You can see in her art the traditions of the places she's lived, the education she has been fortunate to receive and her love of material and design.
Thanks Eti for letting me be a part of your mosaic world.
You can see her testimonies on my website site and if you've been thinking about a website of your own...let me know. I'd love to help you.
Thanks Robyn for letting me be a part of your mosaic world.
You can see her testimony on my website site and if you've been thinking about a website of your own...let me know. I'd love to help you.
It's always a pleasure for me to work with artists creating a website that shows off their art beautifully, is easy to use and works on all devices.
I loved working with the beautiful paintings that Patricia Lalande has produced. She asked for a store site so that she can sell: note cards, museum wrap canvas prints and fine art prints featuring her paintings.
If you don't know her work, take a look.
"Pam Givens is just the right person to help me with setting up and managing my art website. I am not a tekkie and she guided me through each step with patience and clarity. Others have expressed their appreciation for the site, easy to navigate, beautiful setup. I highly recommend Pam."
If you're ready to have a website that displays your art beautifully - let's get started.
It was a pleasure to work with Kate to create a website that shows off her creative and unique style with the elegance and dramatic effect the work deserves.
Are you familiar with Kate Hanley's mosaics? If not take a look at her new website. www.katehanleymosaics.com.
"Working with Pam to develop my website was one of the easiest experiences ever."
If you don't have a website and would like to have one - contact me and let's get your project started. Pam
"Cut and arranged with
passion and spontaneity,
I strive to create texture & movement;
something you want to reach out and touch!" Gila Rayberg
It was a pleaure for me to work with Gila in creating her new website. One of the things I like about helping artists is that I get to know them and I get to see their inspiring art up close and personal during the time I'm working with them and to hear them talking about their art.
I love the variety of subjects in Gila's work from, abstracts, beautiful commissions, recent work and much more. Her techniques, subjects and creativity are limtless.
Take a look at her website and I hope you are able to get to one of her classes or exhibitions so that you too can enjoy getting to know Gila.
WHEN YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT CREATING A WEBSITE THAT DISPLAYS YOUR ART BEAUTIFULLY AND GIVES THE VIEWER THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE, THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT NEED TO BE INCLUDED SO THAT YOU AND YOUR ART SHINE.
1. It's crucial these days to make sure your site works on all mobile devices as well as a desktop computer.
2. Visitors to your site will want to keep informed about you and your art. Having a way to collect information will help you communicate effectively with prospective buyers. Be sure to have a newsletter signup form.
3. Use high quality images, with no background noise, with the image centered, clear and cropped correctly.
4. Be sure that your contact information is correct, and on each page, this can be in the footer of each page either with text or an icon.
5. Organize your art in series, themes, sizes, collections to the viewer can then view your art without becoming overwhelmed.
6. If you are selling your art from your website. Make this process easy.
7. Don't be cheap...purchase at least the starter package so that the platform branding is off the site. This makes it your site and much more professional.
8. Start a blog that you can share on Social Media sites. I'll send out more information soon on what makes a great blog.
As I've been working with artists to build their websites, this question often comes up. Should I add prices to my art? I've done some research and did a small survey to see what others say about this topic. Some of the results are below. Hope this helps you.
If your art is in a gallery you may have to check with the gallery to see if it's possible to list prices on your website. The results of my survey concluded that if you aren't represented by a gallery then it's a good idea to add prices on all the art that is for sale on your website. If you are in a gallery you might be able to work out a good solution with them, especially if you have work on your website that isn't in a gallery.
According to several sources I researched, not pricing your art on your website, but rather asking people to email or otherwise contact you for prices, is always a big mistake. Not all buyers and collectors feel comfortable asking and you don't want to miss out on sale to them. An option is to have a purchase or buy page, that makes it easy for people to know what's available for them to purchase, the price and how to initiate that purchase.
Some of the articles I read about pricing art indicated that it is best not to mix art that's already sold with art that's for sale. Potential buyers might get the impression that the best pieces are already sold and all that's left are ones that weren't liked. They may get frustrated when their favorite piece is already sold. A solution might be to show sold works under a separate category in the gallery or portfolio. This category might have commissions, sold work, art in private collections, public art, institutional collections etc... Showing past works in this way acts as sort of a pictorial resume and speaks to your experience, success and credibility as an artist.
The results of my survey showed that all respondents felt it was best to have prices listed. Here are some of the responses they had about why buyers might not want to contact the artist for the prices: buyers may think that doing so will obligate them in some way, that the artist will give them a hard sell, that they'll get a barrage of emails, that they'll be embarrassed if they find out the art costs much more than they can afford, that artists will quote as high a price as possible just to see how much they can sell it for, and so on.
If you decide to have prices on your art be sure to clearly state what your return and refund policies are. The more willing you are to work with buyers, the more satisfied they will be.
The absolute best way for you to get the word out about your art is through your website. Make sure yours is working on your behalf.
If you aren't familiar with Carol's amazing mosaics - now is the time to find out more about this amazing mosaic artists. She has just launched her new website - take a look.
Always happy to receive a nice testimony, you can see Carol's here.
It used to be that great art was discovered by galleries, word of mouth, auction houses or through magazines. These days, art is discovered first-hand by ordinary individuals, through social media, on-line galleries, internet searches as well as word of mouth, galleries etc.
There is no longer a barrier between the artist and the masses. If you have an online presence – and your work can be found, shared, ‘pinned’ or ‘liked’ – you can achieve a level of recognition that could once only be dreamed of, as you have more resources available to you than ever before.
If you are an artist, have an art business, an art society/group you need to harvest the power of the internet and have your own website as soon as possible. This is where individuals, galleries, newspapers/magazines and others will find you and your beautiful art.
Contact me to discuss your project: PamGivens
staying creative making awesome websites for artists and others while enjoying life .