How to Drive Effective Sales in the Digital Domain – Social Media

Posted on Mar 30, 2018
How to Drive Effective Sales in the Digital Domain – Social Media

As mentioned last month, my gallery online sales soared from 23% to 35% last year, so I’m living proof digital sales are increasing, like it or loathe it. Now you have a web sales platform set up (Website, ArtRehome/Etsy/ArtFiner account) you need to promote it. Social media platforms are phenomenal for this but you need […]

How can a gallery and artist work together to maximise publicity and sales?

Posted on Mar 5, 2018
How can a gallery and artist work together to maximise publicity and sales?

How can a gallery and artist work together to maximise publicity and sales? (from our article in March’s The Artist magazine) There’s a saying I love: A rising tide lifts all boats and I believe that to be true of any partnership. The closer an artist and gallery work together for the same aims, the artist, that gallery, and […]

How to approach a gallery

Posted on Jan 31, 2018
How to approach a gallery

How should I approach a gallery to consider my work? (from our article in February’s The Artist magazine) As an ex-songwriter, I completely empathise with any artist approaching a gallery and exposing their art not only to rejection, but sometimes negative feedback. It’s for this reason I’m very sensitive with artists who approach me. Looking for […]

Why use a gallery to promote and sell my work?

Posted on Jan 15, 2018
Why use a gallery to promote and sell my work?

Why use a gallery to promote and sell my work? (from our article in January’s The Artist magazine) A subject that arose during my Facebook live podcast for Painters Online in April 2017 was: why use a gallery to promote and sell my work? A valid question in this digitally interconnected, social media age, so let me try […]

Social Media Crashcourse – Facebook

Posted on Jul 17, 2017
Social Media Crashcourse – Facebook

First up, I want to run through some of the acronyms I’ll be using here and were used in my articles in The Artist magazine. SEO: “Search Engine Optimisation” is designed to make sure that your website appears high in the rankings of the correct search terms. Hashtags: Words proceeded with the ‘#’ symbol that identify messages on a specific […]

Social Media Crashcourse – Instagram

Posted on Jul 16, 2017
Social Media Crashcourse – Instagram

Why Use Instagram? Not only is it the most visual platform out there with little emphasis on copy, but 60% of people say they find new products on Instagram… pretty heady numbers, so why not be part of that find? You cannot post to Instagram on a laptop or computer, only mobile device, but there are […]

Social Media Crashcourse – Twitter

Posted on Jul 16, 2017
Social Media Crashcourse – Twitter

Like Facebook & Instagram, it’s best to post regularly. Leave it days or be inconsistent and you’ll find the hard work you’ve done wasted or worse, very slow to achieve followers. Unlike Instagram, this is a word-based platform, but images (which no longer take up any of you your 160 character count) will be welcome […]

THG: Best Gallery in Cornwall

Posted on Jul 1, 2017
THG: Best Gallery in Cornwall

Thanks to the huge support of the public, The Harbour Gallery has been awarded Best Gallery in Cornwall in the 2017 Muddy Stilettos Awards. A tight race, we were so flattered to be awarded this coveted title, one of the few private galleries in the competition, especially because of it being a publicly voted award. Thanks so much to […]

Artist and Gallery: A modern Partnership

Posted on Jun 28, 2017
Artist and Gallery: A modern Partnership

The Artist magazine April 2017 – Artist and Gallery: A modern partnership. An artist recently told me they had been dropped by a gallery because they had ‘liked’ a post of their own work on that gallery’s Facebook page: in the gallery’s eyes, self promoting their own profile and trying to ‘steal’ the gallery’s business. This moved […]

Telegraph – ArtRehome launches

Posted on Jun 28, 2017
Telegraph – ArtRehome launches

The Telegraph 1st February 2015 In conjunction with the launch of our sister website, ArtRehome. Alex Wade has done a flattering article and the response to the new venture has been overwhelmingly supportive from all factions of the art world including artists, galleries, dealers and the general public., who it was created to help. More here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/interiors/11386591/What-to-do-when-you-want-to-sell-your-art.html