Visit our Open House pop-up gallery in Bath, 13-14 May

We’re thrilled to be holding our third Open House Pop-up Gallery in Limpley Stoke, Bath.

 

The pop-up gallery will showcase an exceptional, vibrant collection of contemporary works by artists from across the UK. In addition, we will also be showing a selection of beautiful hand-made jewellery and some exquisite lamps cast in bronze.

 

Visitors to previous Modern ArtBuyer Open Houses found it inspiring to see our artworks in a home setting. It helps them to visualise how a work of art may look in their own home.

 

Where
Sylvan Lodge, 1 Cliffe Drive,
Limpley Stoke, Bath BA2 7FY

 

When
Saturday 13th May : 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday 14th Nov : 10am – 5:30pm

 

The Open House coincides with the fifth anniversary of the launch of Modern ArtBuyer so please pop in for a glass of prosecco or a coffee and a browse!

Posted on: April 11, 2017
Northern Edge III by Mark Stopforth for Modern ArtBuyer

The toast of Oxford

We’re proud to see Modern ArtBuyer artist, Mark Stopforth, shortlisted for TOAST’S National finals. As part of their ‘Works of the Heart’ project, 11 artworks have been selected to hang in the windows of 11 of their stores with Mark’s ‘Northern Edge III’ (shown above) chosen to adorn the window of their Oxford branch. If you’re in the area do pop along to see the spectacular piece in person.

 

Click here for more information on TOAST’s project.

 

Posted on: February 1, 2017
Art Lovers Guide in The Bath Magazine

The Art Lover’s Guide 2016 : The Bath Magazine

We’re delighted to see that our article on art as an investment has been published in The Bath Magazine (p49) and you can read more about our gallery and art consultancy on p56.

 

Click here to read the articles.

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Visit us at the Affordable Art Fair Battersea, 19-23 October

We’re heading back to the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea and we couldn’t be more excited!

 

We’ll be showing sensational new work by Modern ArtBuyer artists including Emma Cowlam, Jane Emberson, Rebecca King, Paul Minott, Plum Neasmith, Ione Parkin RWA and Juliette Paull. We’re really looking forward to seeing many of our loyal customers and art fair regulars, as well as sharing our love of art with lots of other visitors to the fair.

 

If you’d like complimentary tickets for the fair, we have a limited number to give away on a first come first served basis, so please drop us a line with your postal address and we’ll send one out to you. We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted on: September 26, 2016
Rounding Up (June) 2 (small) by Sara Dudman RWA for Modern ArtBuyer

Outstanding additions to our portfolio

Our ethos at Modern ArtBuyer is to bring together exceptional art and passionate collectors, so with that in mind we’re excited to have unveiled our latest collaboration.

 

We’re working closely with the experienced and reputable team at One Church Street Gallery, offering them exposure on our website as a new channel to showcase their well-curated portfolio of artists. We’ve kicked off with the beautifully-observed paintings by Sara Dudman RWA, the collaborative, intriguing abstracts from Robinson & McMahon and the technical brilliance of Ian Robinson. Their work is now available to browse and buy directly through our website and, as always, viewings can be arranged with pleasure.

 

It’s an inspiring venture for us. We hope you are equally inspired by their exceptional works.

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Heading to Affordable Art Fairs in Bristol and Battersea

We’re excited to be taking exhibition stands at the following forthcoming art fairs:

 

8-11 September 2016 : Affordable Art Fair Bristol
19-23 October 2016 : Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London

 

We’ll be showing work by Modern ArtBuyer artists including Jane Emberson, Ione Parkin RWA, Paul Minott, Plum Neasmith, Rebecca King, Maria Rivans, Juliette Paull, Julia Wilson and Emma Cowlam. We’re really looking forward to seeing many of our loyal customers and to meeting other art lovers at the fairs.

 

If you’d like complimentary tickets for either fair, we have a limited number to give away on a first come first served basis. Just drop us a line if you’d like us to pop one in the post to you. We hope to see you there!

Posted on: August 8, 2016
Modern ArtBuyer newsletter featuring Paul Minott

Catch up on the latest news

Our latest newsletter, which talks about our forthcoming art fairs in Bristol and Battersea, is now available.

 

Click here to read it online!

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PopPop : London pop-up gallery, 31 May – 11 June

London here we come! We’re heading to the capital next week to host ‘PopPop’, our London pop-up, in collaboration with the wonderful Liberty Gallery.

 

The two galleries will be showing an inspiring selection of contemporary paintings, collages, prints and digital works from artists including Maria Rivans, Bonnie & Clyde, Chuck Elliott, Dan Hillier, Rebecca King and Magnus Gjoen. Please pop along to see us. We’d love to see you!

 

Where:
Curious Duke Gallery, 173 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8JT

 

When:
31st May – 11 June
11am – 6pm weekdays, 12 – 4pm Saturdays, closed Sundays

Private View:
Thursday 2nd June, 5:30 – 8:30pm

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Opening our doors to art lovers!

Modern ArtBuyer is holding a three day pop-up on home turf just outside Bath. We’ll be showing pieces by artists including Trudy Montgomery (shown right), Alexander Johnson, Ione Parkin RWA, Lynda Ruth Brown, Julia Wilson, Chuck Elliott and Jane Emberson to name a few. Works for sale include original paintings, limited edition prints and digital art, and there will also be a selection of pieces exclusively discounted for this three day open house.

 

It is the perfect opportunity for art lovers to see in person and in situ many of the stunning artworks from the gallery’s portfolio and to walk away with great, affordable art.

 

Friday 13th May : 11am – 8pm
Saturday 14th May : 11am – 6pm
Sunday 15th May : 11am – 6pm
At 1 Cliffe Drive, Lower Limpley Stoke, Bath BA2 7FY

 

We hope to see you there!

Posted on: May 3, 2016
Trudy Montgomery for Modern ArtBuyer at Woodhouse & Law.

Vital colour

Modern ArtBuyer artist Trudy Montgomery is a true exponent of colour and composition, building up layers of intense pigment to create her signature vibrant works. They are a pure mix of energy and balance, bringing life into their surroundings as seen here at Bath’s award-winning interior design house, Woodhouse & Law. To see this piece in person, please drop us a line or pop into the Woodhouse & Law showroom on Bathwick Hill.

Posted on: April 21, 2016

Pretty in Pink : art meets fashion

In our latest newsletter, we showcase these sensational new photographs from Mark Mawson and highlight our forthcoming collaboration with Bath Boutique Stays for Bath in Fashion 2016. Read all about it here.

 

To subscribe to future issues and hear all our latest news, please leave your details here. Thank you!

Posted on: March 29, 2016
The City Magazine Oct 15

The Principles of Prints

We’re thrilled that our article on prints has been published by RunWild Media in The City Magazine, October 2015. The article talks about various printmaking techniques, what to look for when buying prints and how to look after them. Click here to read the print article on pages 96-97 for yourself.

We hope you find it useful!

Posted on: October 14, 2015
Modern ArtBuyer Erebus by Jane Emberson

All the fun of the art fair…

October is art fair season with lots of opportunities to browse and buy sensational pieces for your space. We’re grabbing a piece of the action by taking a stand at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea which runs from 21 – 25 October in Battersea Park.

 

We’ll be on stand J7, showcasing works by Emma Cowlam, Ione Parkin RWA, Jane Emberson, Julia Wilson, Plum Neasmith, Paul Minott and Rebecca King. Artworks on show include mixed media works on canvas, board and paper, limited edition prints, monoprints and hand-stitched illustrations. A broad selection from our very talented stable of artists.

 

We have a limited number of free tickets available for the fair, so if you’d like to attend please drop us an email to info@modernartbuyer.com with your postal address and we’ll send a ticket off to you.

 

We hope to see you there!

Posted on: October 6, 2015
Modern ArtBuyer London pop-up gallery map

Modern ArtBuyer London pop-up gallery : 1 – 14 September

Our London pop-up gallery plans are coming along brilliantly. We’ve lined up a great selection of artists to showcase including Maria Rivans, Bonnie and Clyde, Chuck Elliott, Jane Emberson, Emma Cowlam, Alexander Johnson and Rebecca King.

 

The pop-up will be at Curious Duke Gallery, 173 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8QP from 1st -14th September. Opening hours will be Monday to Friday 11:30am – 6:30pm, Saturday midday – 4pm, and we’re closed on Sundays.

 

Join us for a drink!

We’ll be hosting a late view on Thursday 3rd September from 5:30pm – 8:30pm with drinks and nibbles, to give you a chance to see our fantastic artworks in the flesh and mingle with like-minded, art loving souls.

 

Please pop along and say hello. We’d love to see you there!

Posted on: August 7, 2015
Amsterdam by Alexander Johnson from Modern ArtBuyer

Fresh inspiration

We’re in love! So many new, inspiring artworks have just come flooding through from our artists that our hearts are aflutter. Alexander Johnson continues his bold, impactful series of abstract canvases influenced by his travels with some vibrant new oils. Ione Parkin RWA has delivered some sublime works influenced by her exploration into the depths of space and the natural world. And Bonnie and Clyde has grown her portfolio of wonderfully eclectic scenes with more limited edition prints and original collages. Browse and enjoy here.

Posted on: July 1, 2015
Mark Habisrittinger

New artists and tips on art buying

In this month’s newsletter, we announce two new artists as well as offering tips on how to make art work perfectly in your space. Catch up on the latest news here.

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Art prize jury service!

I’m honoured to have been invited onto the jury panel for the inaugural Camberwell Open Art Prize 2015, as part of the Camberwell Arts Festival.

 

The Camberwell Open is a new art exhibition aiming to present a snapshot of creative practice from artists based in, or associated with Camberwell, London. The standard of entries was very high, giving us a tough choice, but we selected three artworks that demonstrated exceptional talent and integrity. The work across the entire exhibition is incredibly diverse giving a real insight into creative practice in south London today.

 

The exhibition takes place from 6th June to 28th June at Fusion Lifestyle, Artichoke Place, London SE5, so do head over and see it. More information can be found here: http://thecamberwellopen.org

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Buying art : what will work in your space?

Reason number one for buying any work of art should be because you love it and you’ve developed a real connection with a piece. In an ideal world, art would be bought entirely out of love and not practicality, but let’s be realistic – we all need to live in comfortable, functional homes not stark gallery spaces. We need our art collection to help us create a harmonious and elegant living environment.

 

So how do you select great art that suits your space? Firstly you need to think about the feel of the room. Your choice of artwork can completely change the mood of a room. A serene, sensitive landscape can turn an otherwise plain area into an oasis of calm for sleeping or reading, while a bold, graphic print can transform the same room into a funky, energetic space for entertaining guests.

 

You also need to take into account colour schemes, any other art you have in your interior, and consider the overall flow. Don’t be afraid to mix up the styles. Contemporary and traditional art, paintings and photographs can all sit comfortably side-by-side. Likewise, very contemporary abstracts can look spectacular in classic Georgian townhouse settings, just as a traditional painting can look sensational in a very minimalist, modern interior.

 

Once you’ve thought about your ambience, you have a number of options ahead of you regarding size and impact. Do you have the space to display one very large piece and go for maximum drama? If you do fall in love with the idea of a large piece and find the perfect artwork, you need to hang it in plenty of space and keep the rest of the room minimal. There are some schools of thought that suggest you should build on the impact of a large piece by adding lots of other equally bold pieces around it to create a real statement. It depends how brave you are!

 

An alternative to one large piece is to create the same drama using a cluster of smaller prints, drawings and studies. These clusters can be extremely effective and give a very cool, urban feel to a wall. The key to these is to have some kind of unifying theme – whether that is everything is monochrome, perhaps there is one consistent colour in all pieces or maybe they are all the same subject matter.

 

Don’t forget that art doesn’t only have to hang on a wall. Ceramics and sculptures are incredibly collectable and add wonderful focus to a space. A carefully chosen and well-placed sculpture can completely transform a table or window ledge.

 

There are numerous considerations to bear in mind when hunting for art. Always buy art you love, but do consider these points to help you make the right choice in a huge and exciting market.

Posted on: May 18, 2015
Art news for Modern ArtBuyer newsletter 38

Spring fresh : new artists and special offers

Our latest art news includes the announcement of our most recently accepted artist, Plum Neasmith whose captivating canvases evoke memories of her experiences. We’re also highlighting a special offer of Chuck Elliott’s eye-popping and fluid digital works. Check out all of our latest news here.

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Trust your instincts: demystifying the world of art buying

Everyone has a favourite work of art. A masterpiece that they feel distinctly drawn to. What’s yours? Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ or Cezanne’s ‘Mont Sainte-Victoire’, perhaps? Maybe you prefer a more contemporary slant – Lucian Freud’s portrait of the Queen or Damien Hirst’s ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ better known as a huge shark floating in formaldehyde?

 

Now think about why you love your favourite piece? All of your reasons for loving it will be entirely irrefutable because art buying is such a subjective thing. Having said that, if you love Damien Hirst’s work because it’s worth a fortune, then you’re not quite on the art lovers’ bandwagon yet. Put potential investment to one side and focus on emotional engagement, and you’re on the right lines towards understanding why art collecting becomes an obsession for so many people. They buy art that they love. The more pieces they fall in love with the more they develop and understand their personal taste, and the more discerning their favourites list becomes.

 

With everyone having sound reasons for their taste in art, it’s surprising that art galleries seem to be intimidating to so many people. Potential art buyers can become so anxious that the gallery manager might ask them a question about the exhibition or worse still frown upon their choice of artist, that they end up boycotting galleries altogether which is heart breaking. The thing is, any decent gallery – either physical or online – removes any opportunity for you to ‘slip up’ and buy a howler of a painting, because they’ve already curated the collection on show. All of the work has been endorsed by the gallery, so you can follow the mantra of established art collectors and just buy art that you love with confidence.

 

If you’re completely new to art buying and want to start your own collection, it’s worth having a look online. Searching for art from the comfort of your own home is a really good starting point. You can browse a hugely varied range of art in one sitting and if something takes your fancy then most online galleries – like Modern ArtBuyer – will arrange for you to see a piece in person. They also often have returns policies in place to give you that peace of mind when buying.

 

It’s also a good idea to visit some of the art trails in your area. Most cities and towns organise local trails, which can be a great way to find some really interesting work. The artists are usually on hand to answer any questions you have or to talk through their processes in a relaxed, comfortable setting, so it’s definitely worth taking the time to visit open houses and studios.

 

Art fairs and large group exhibitions are another great way to see a wide range of styles of art under one roof. The vibrant crowds thwart any intimidating silences, leaving you free to browse anonymously through hundreds of artists’ work in an informal environment. Keep your eyes peeled in local news for large exhibitions or follow organised fairs like the Affordable Art Fair to see when and where the next events are coming up.

 

If you’re surrounded by bare walls and want to immerse yourself in some great art remember to trust your instincts, focusing on artworks that you feel really drawn to, and you won’t go far wrong.

Posted on: March 25, 2015

Latest news: art fairs and spring reviews

Our latest newsletter covers the forthcoming Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, provides an update on our pop-up gallery in Bath and offers advice on a Spring shake up of your art collection. Read all about it here.

Posted on: March 5, 2015
Art news from Modern ArtBuyer Newsletter 35

Catch up on our latest news

Our latest newsletter gives an update on our art news and is now available to read here. In this issue we introduce our newest artist, Paul Minott, and showcase a handful of vibrant, energetic artworks to help blow away the winter blues.

 

If you’d like to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with all of our exhibitions and new artworks, you can do so here!

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Christmas gifts for under £200

We’re loving our time in the pop-up gallery on Bathwick Hill, Bath. We’ve met a great many art buffs in this fine city and we’re delighted to say that lots of our artworks have found loving new homes.

 

There is still plenty of time to buy before Christmas. And who wouldn’t want a very cool original print or a little canvas to adorn their wall on Christmas morning?

 

Take a look at our snippet on gifts under £200 in our LATEST NEWSLETTER here for a little inspiration!

Posted on: December 5, 2014