10 things that creative people do differently to everybody else
ART BASKET 2018 OPEN ART COMPETITION: Win £250 and the chance to showcase your artwork!
Ever wondered why some people are creative and others aren’t? What makes creative people different to others? Creative people certainly see the world in a different way to most; their intensity, passion, sporadic thought processes and critical eye can make every day functioning a struggle for some creative individuals. But their unique way of looking at things and their unrivalled passion also make the highly creative a lucky creature.
10-year-old girl with muscular dystrophy creates amazing pieces of art
We are offering Artists the chance to showcase their artwork in shop windows around the country, as well as win £250. The Art Basket 2018 Open Art Competition is an excellent way for Artists to gain valuable exposure and get their artwork seen by people all over the country.
Are you making the most of social media to promote your art?
Despite having a genetic disorder which makes movement and even breathing a struggle, 10-year-old Ekaterina, or ‘Kate’, from Russia is making waves in the art world with her amazing paintings.
The new wedding gift craze: give the gift of art
As an Artist, you’ll know how important it is to promote yourself to potential customers, art dealers and galleries. In recent years, however, the shift online has meant that rather than handing out business cards to people in the street, you’ll be posting photos, sending emails and gathering a loyal ‘online following’.
Why picking up a paint brush could be good for your mental wellbeing
Looking for the perfect wedding gift but not sure what to get? Some couples ask for something for their new home and some ask for money. What if you could get them both?
Top benefits of art in the workplace
We have been thinking a lot about mental health lately, and how exercising our creativity can make us happier in the long run. It’s long been acknowledged that art can help us to express our emotions, calm us down and reduce our stress levels.
5 art trends for your home this Autumn
The impact that art can have on employees, employers, customers and clients is often hugely underestimated by companies. Not only can art change the entire mood of a room, it can work as a conversation starter for customers, it can impress clients and even make employees more productive!
Children's drawings are being brought to life!!
As the weather gets colder, a whole new wave of interior design trends are starting to take over. At Art Basket, we’re saying goodbye to pastel shades and simple Scandi prints and hello to luxurious patterns, golds, orange hues and navy blues. We have chosen 5 of our favourite Autumn art trends for 2018.
Interview with an 'artrepreneur', Surrey Homes September Issue.
One dad has been busy bringing his children’s artwork to life. Tom Curtis, with the help of his two sons, Dom and Al, started an Instagram page 3 years ago to showcase the weird and wonderful drawings that had been brought to life using Photoshop.
Artist Interview: Q&A with Dave Bond
Curator, Sophie Green, caught up with Surrey Homes Magazine to discuss the philosophy of Art Basket and her reason for taking the traditional brick-and-mortar approach to art galleries online.
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We had a chat with Dave to find out a little more about his style, influences, and why he prefers painting animals to humans.
Buy Bespoke Pieces of Artwork for Your Home from only £75!
At Art Basket, we offer FREE art consultations. Our team of experts can help you to find art that will make your space pop!
Choosing Artwork for your Child's Bedroom
At Art Basket, you can not only buy high-quality paintings and prints by independent Artists, but now you can commission one of our Artists to create a bespoke piece of artwork just for you!
Buying Artwork for Scandinavian Style Homes
Everybody wants a soothing, safe place for their child to sleep and play. Studies have proven that colours and patterns stimulate a young child's imagination and can aid in their development. To some, however, finding the balance between a colourful, educational room and a stylish, soothing space can prove difficult.
Think BIG! Sometimes when it comes to art, size really does matter!
At Art Basket, we have been looking at some of the styles of art that have become most fitting for this newest trend. We have come up with 4 top tips for decorating your Scandinavian homes with artwork:
1. Keep it Simple
2. Experiment with Abstract Designs
3. Add a Splash of Colour
4. Bring the Outside in
Are Traditional Brick-and-Mortar Art Galleries Going Extinct?
Looking for something eye-catching to fill up that empty wall space, but not sure what to go for? At Art Basket, we have always been huge advocates of proudly displaying your artwork in your home or office space. Having original paintings, giclée prints or limited-edition photography up on the wall is an easy way of making a statement. Deciding on what to put up and what size to go for, however, is not always so easy.
How to Gain More Commissions
In short, art gallery sales have taken a nosedive in recent years, resulting in art galleries either struggling, or worse, failing completely. So why the sudden decline in sales?
How Much Should you Charge For Your Art?
Commissions can be an excellent way for Artists to not only make more money, but to experiment and push themselves outside their own creative boundaries.
Pricing your artwork can seem like a daunting task when you first start trying to sell your work. One of the most commonly asked questions by up-and-coming Artists is 'how much should I be charging for my artwork?'.