We all know that art can really pull a room together, but we need to remember that it can also be expensive! Luckily, we turned to Jamey Ordolis to show us how to shop for amazing, yet reasonably priced art from some of her favourite websites to build a wonderful and eclectic gallery wall for your home.
Focus of website: Up and coming artists
This is a great website for discovering up and coming artists. With a few simple clicks you can browse through art by undiscovered artists from around the world. This website does a fantastic job of curating the best work from each artist. You can also purchase the art you like on a variety of mediums. You can order art prints on canvases, iPhone cases, t-shirts, etc. If you're looking to decorate a room on the cheap, it's also fun to search the art by colour.
Focus of website: limited edition prints by well-known artists
The prints featured on this website are exclusive to 20x200. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist. They usually sell up to 500 per size of print, but trust us, they go fast! You can sign up for their newsletter in order to see the new arrivals immediately. The bottom line with this site: if you like it, buy it, because they will sell out.
Focus of website: a purchase with a purpose
This site promotes art and social responsibility by donating 15 per cent of all sales to a charity of each artist's choice. Some examples of the charities chosen are Doctors Without Borders, Puppies Behind Bars, and the Kids in Need Foundation. The prints are reasonably priced too. You can get onet for only $35! One of Jamey’s favourite artists from this website is Mica Hendricks. She recently made news with a series of works that she completed with her young daughter. She'd draw the head and her daughter would draw the rest.
Focus of website: This is an example of a single artist's site
Jamey love’s Cozamia’s coluorful abstract work. Her website is very helpful for those new to decorating with art because she gives examples of how you can style the work in your home. Jamey found this artist on a site called Imagekind, where the artist sells her art.
Jamey suggests Pinterest as a great place to find artists and their websites. Remember that if you see an artist in a show or in a decor magazine, you can search their name online to find their own website. It’s likely you can buy prints of their work directly from their site and save some money!
Focus of website: custom commissioned work, great gifts.
Etsy isn't just crafts! It's also a great place for independent artists to showcase and sell their work. Jamey especially loves the White Faux Taxidermy page because the pieces are extremely interesting and can bring a lot of character to a space. For this artist, you can get a deal if you buy more than one piece. A helpful Etsy tip: dealing directly with sellers allows for lots of flexibility and customization.
Focus of website: artistic lighting
Jamey loves the neon light typography art that is a hot trend in galleries throughout the world. The company Seletti has made the entire alphabet and a few interesting characters like hearts and arrows out of neon lights. Thanks to Seletti you can be your own installation artist and create a modern masterpiece! The best part is, it's relatively affordable too! Just come up with the word you like and place your order by selecting the letters, or numbers.