Autumn Exhibitions in Bristol

This Autumn I have two exhibitions happening at the Bristol Tobacco Factory snug and Bocabar at Paintworks.

The Tobacco Factory show will feature a collection that explores intuitive journeys in paint and the Bocabar exhibition will be a riot of colourful fantastical flowers.

An Intuitive Painters Journey

Thursday 24 August 2017 until Saturday 30 September 2017 – Tobacco Factory Snug

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Intuitive Journey

An Intuitive Painters  Journey at the Tobacco Factory Snug will reveal a new collection of abstract landscapes and travel memory paintings.

Travel is a metaphor for the way I paint as well as being an inspiration for the imagery I am drawn towards. Each painting is as much a journey in process as the selected memories or imaginary responses that find their way onto my canvases.

I aim to stay in a free place with my art. It is my choice and compulsion to choose an intuitive pathway guided only by curiosity.

This is a liberating route to happiness, not clouded by rules but manifesting in joyful outpourings that celebrate colour and beauty in what is seen, imagined or remembered.

Fantastical Flowers

Monday 4 September 2017 until Sunday 12 November 2017- Bocabar Paintworks

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Meadow Madness (detail)

Fantastical Flowers features a new collection of funky floral paintings celebrating the riotous colours of summer meadows. The paintings are  imaginary and process driven.

Pattern, decoration and motif are employed using acrylic layering to achieve depth and richness so that the paintings explode with colour contrasts.

Read new customer reviews

This whole art business thing is one of the biggest learning curves – every tiny step brings a new insight but what has struck a chord with me most of all is how customers like to engage with the artists they buy from. Investing in artwork is a more emotional purchase than say buying a new coat or a washing machine for example and it pretty much equates with the pleasure you get from booking a holiday. Almost.

Artwork lasts. It doesn’t break down, wear out and become unfashionable.

If you have been thinking about buying a print or an original to add to your collection you may be interested to read reviews from some of my recent customers.

I contacted a few customers who had bought paintings and prints over the previous three months and asked for some feedback. I told them that I wanted to post their responses semi anonymously and I was pleasantly reassured at the positivity and willingness of everyone I emailed.

The page is looking great – even if I do say so myself. I feel proud that customers value the care I put into ensuring great quality prints and finished originals. I use Royal Mail tracking so that I can see when the customer receives their print. It is more expensive but I think most people prefer to have the reassurance of tracked delivery. I loved all of the reviews but this one from Alex, a customer who lives in Bristol, just bowled me over.

“Having a painting of Mary’s on my wall at home brings me daily joy. Her work is stunning. I was lucky enough to be invited into her studio after contacting her to say how much I admired her work. It was such a pleasure to go and see where these beautiful paintings are created. A tremendously difficult decision choosing but I fell in love with The Madonna.

“Mary was also kind enough to let me pay for the painting in instalments which we agreed upfront with a contract. The communication was frequent and friendly and Mary even went out of her way to bring the painting to its new home. I will be forever grateful for giving me this opportunity, it helped me afford a piece of unique art that produces so much happiness and inspiration in our home. It is beautiful, thank you Mary.”

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Madonna and Child – available as an open edition print – Original Sold.

Online shop update

My online shop has been updated to make it easier for customers to buy. I have introduced links on the website from each print currently available in the on-line print shop so that each print can be viewed and then followed up with a simple click through to the shopping trolley in my Etsy shop.

New prints will be added shortly as the product range expands. I will also soon be adding cards and small originals to the range.

Have a look at the newly updated print shop here.

Customer feedback has been amazing and when I asked a few people if they would be happy to give reviews – everyone I asked came back with comments that have overwhelmed me with their positivity and evident happiness with the prints, originals and my delivery service. These reviews are now posted in the ‘What customers say’ section.

Here are a few snippets from the comment section:

‘Having a painting of Mary’s on my wall at home brings me daily joy. Her work is stunning.’ Alex – Bristol

It took less than 2 weeks from the time I paid for it until it arrived at my door. (Considering it came across the Atlantic, I think that’s exceptional!). Suzannah – Arkansas, USA.

I want people to be confident when they buy that I really do care about delivering quality reproductions and originals and ensure that work is posted securely and within time scales promised using tracked delivery.

Here is my latest print that will be added to the shop later today. ‘Love is in the air’. The original is currently gracing the window of Room 212 Gallery in my home town of Bristol but prints are available for £45.00 plus postage and packing.

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All rights reserved and ©Mary Price 2017

Online shop up and running

I’m very excited to announce that my online shop is now open for business on Etsy. There are prints, 13 of them – unlucky for some maybe but they are up and out there so its official – I’m in business.

Soon I will also be listing small originals and for those who follow me on Instagram where I am posting process, progress and finished work almost daily you will know that I have recently been working on a series of circles and mini floral paintings. These will also go into the shop as and when I am able to sort the photography.

Etsy is a huge marketplace so I will be promoting slightly more than usual over the next week or so during the Christmas and festival season to ensure that those who would like to buy get to know that the work is out there.

Each print is produced by a local printer in Bristol who specialises in Giclée art reproductions. These prints are beautifully made and unlike cheaper methods they are designed to last without fading and each is very carefully colour matched to the original painting.

The word Giclée (“g-clay”), is derived from the French verb gicler meaning “to squirt or spray”, Giclée, is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper to achieve Giclée prints of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability.

The print below – one of my favourites is included in the new product range.

Visit my Etsy shop surprisingly named artistintheshed by clicking here

Flowers for an angel ©Mary Price 2016

Flowers for an angel
©Mary Price 2016