by Susanne Clark. Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 12 inches
Locally I did two shows. The best was the Queen West Art Crawl in downtown Toronto: my second year there. The vibe is great and, for me, the sales have been good both years.
I held my first Toronto Open Studio and because my studio is in my home it made it very easy. After I set it up it looked really good and although not many people attended, I don't know many people here yet, those who did come came to buy. Open Studios have always been really good for me. I think it's because people like to see the artist in their home or studio environment and see the art in a real setting. I also enjoy the meeting the people who come. This is an event I will do each year and once I get to know more people here in the city I'm sure attendance will increase.
Internet Sales and Online Galleries
I am always amazed with online sales of art. I"m not sure if I would ever buy art online and yet I have sold quite a few works online over recent years. When I lived in the UK I used to list the life drawings I did each week on a small site and sold many of them ...in fact three to one man which made me wonder? I am now on Fine Art America where they offer reproductions of my work. It's a print on demand site but you can also list originals. I sold both reproductions and originals there so that is something I will also continue. The photo attached is one of the recent originals I sold over the Internet.
More to come in the next post.