There is always a friendly buzz as I arrive at an art fair. Many artists on the circuit know each other and have done for years. Whilst unloading our cars and vans laden heavily with canvases, sculptures and passpartout, there are hugs and kisses abound as everyone says hello and makes their way to their stand - Their home for the next few days
Creating the perfect stand, regardless of its size. Curating your own work by allowing each piece enough room to breathe whilst maximising your space and meeting your customers is what is an art fair is all about for an artist.
There is something indefinably wonderful about meeting your customers and explaining the work to them. In fact one of the great pleasures about attending an art fair is being able to speak to the artists, find out what their inspiration was, and how they created their work.
The artworld has undergone a drastic transformation in recent years. More and more people are getting in on the art act and now you can too.
People are becoming comfortable buying original works of art, and developing their own tastes and styles. Art fairs are a great way to spot emerging talent, there are many hidden gems to be unearthed. You’ll be able to buy high quality artwork at an affordable price and have a good day out in the process!
So this year, there is a new art fair on my calendar, as it turns out, it's my most local fair and I'm delighted to be a part of it. Norton St Philip will see it’s first - Bath Art Fair (why not be original) from April 7-9th 2017. I have a few 2 for 1 tickets left for Bath Art fair so do contact me if you'd like some. Alternatively you can find all the information you need on the website here.
My next art fair on the calendar is Reading Contemporary Art fair [RCAF]. This will be my third year at Reading. I love Reading Art fair, it's beautifully laid out and really friendly. Again, if you'd like 2 for 1 tickets you'd only need ask...
Click here for more info about RCAF
So whether you're an old hand at art fairs, or whether you've never been before, why not make this April a truly arty affair? You might just find the perfect painting to complete your perfect room.