Monday, September 30, 2013

On Pricing Your Artwork And Making Sales

co-written by Michele Preston

When it comes to your art, figuring out a price that works for each market can sometimes feel like walking a tightrope. You don't want to sell your work for peanuts, but at the same time you don't want to price yourself out of a sale. How much should you charge and how much is acceptable when someone offers to sell your work for you and give you a commission?

First, you need to remember that every kind of sale is unique in its profit structure. A fine art sale has more than one way that it is priced depending on where you are marketing it. For instance, if you are selling it yourself at a show vs. selling it through a gallery, it will be structured differently in your profit margin. This is also the same with licensing which you can spend the money and time out of your creative process or you can work with a professional who does this on your behalf and keeps you creating.

Let's start with setting your own prices. For an original, the first thing to think about is how much it costs you for the materials needed to create the piece and the amount of time you spend on it. For a reproduction, you'll need to take into consideration how much it costs for the paper or canvas and the printer to do the work. Then you figure out how much is a reasonable markup, usually around 25% if you are selling to another party or having an agent market it for you. This will set a price that you know you cannot sell below when it is a direct sale to end user. You know you can't sell it for less than that, otherwise you'll only be losing money. If you are selling it yourself and are establishing a base of clientele the margin can be anything from cost plus 25% to 50% depending on what your market would see as a value. Sometimes for followers of your work, it would be a good idea to have a survey on what they think of your prices vs. value. Do not be afraid to ask your audience. Other businesses do it all the time to help them understand their market. You should as well.

Remember what your goals are when you are selling your art. Are you the affordable artist that makes a profit because you sell a large number of pieces to different people, or are you the in-demand artist who makes a profit when you sell one expensive piece every so often? It is normal to be the latter artist, but being practical in your evaluation of your market and clients is important for this assessment of value to price. This depends on the kind of name that you want to make for yourself and this takes a lot of time and relationship building. The real key to success in the industry is diversity. It keeps you in your creating. That is the key to success as an artist.

There can be a benefit to setting your prices really high at the right time, but if you are not a known artist this can be a very hard hill to climb. Saying that your work is worth the large price tag and making yourself only available to a certain clientele can give collectors a sense of exclusivity but if this potential clientele does not see the value it can mean failure. Setting your prices high right off the bat when no one knows who you are yet can make it difficult to get your career going for a while, if ever. You'll want to set your prices based on your buyers and work from there to your goals.


On the other hand, being affordable makes your work more accessible especially when starting or promoting a new look or entering different types of sales like licensing. If you find that people frequently ooh and ahh over your art and then shrink away from your prices, you might want to consider bringing your prices down or offering special promotions to move pieces. You are already creative, so use your same creative skills in marketing yourself as well. Maybe you have a buy one get the next one for 50% off. Think about it this way: would you rather have originals and reproductions laying around collecting dust because you don't want to sell them for less, or would you rather sell them at prices that people can afford, still make a profit, and have happy collectors that see your piece every day and love to share it with others? The value is still high, but you give more people the chance to enjoy your work which showcases your art to others and creates a larger following.

So what do you do when you have an agent who is selling your work for you? Or a company contacts you and wants to license your work? When it comes to making these kinds of deals, it can feel really disappointing when you realize that you won't be making nearly as large of a profit on every licensing deal. In fact, when it comes to reproductions and licensing, it isn't uncommon for an artist to make as little as $5-$150 per piece, depending on what is being sold and if the job is a volume deal. The more volume the less the offer per image, but lucrative if your image is a contract for 100-1000’s. Getting your work seen is still a goal every time you sell the right. The more you are seen the better your increase in audience.

In some instances you may be working with someone to promote your work. This is also a process of events that takes time and is of benefit to you in creating diversity. The agent has used their time, money and effort promoting you, therefore to engage a price that is less than expected is understandable for certain instances. Remember, it is a sale in which your providing an image only to make it happen. The agent does not always make a commission on these sales. They sometimes are fitting a number into a job that fits the budget for a client to make you a sale. Finishing a job within budget for the customer, which in turn brings repeat business and spreads the word of your work to their colleagues for future sales.

When it comes to these situations, you have the ultimate say. You can decide that the profit is too small and you don't like making those kinds of deals. Or you can realize that these entities of value and work hard for you -- they are using their connections and knowledge to sell your work and simply paying you for your talent. Sure, it might not be as big of a profit as you wanted to make, but what's better: making a sale or not? Especially when you didn't have to do any of the foot work, and it leaves you with more time to create in the studio. Not to mention that the sale might lead to more sales depending on where it was placed. – For instance, a piece hanging in a doctor's office or real estate office sees hundreds of potential audience a month. Someone might see it and fall in love with your work.

When it comes to pricing and selling your art, you should do what keeps you painting and creating. Along the way, it's good to be flexible and willing to try different ideas and price points for different situations. After all, being a successful artist doesn't just mean making sales – it is also creating beauty that makes others' lives more enjoyable. It's about sharing what is in your heart with those who appreciate it.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Adventure on the Sea

"Golden Opportunity" © Steve Henderson

It starts with a love of the sea.

Not everyone shares this love, but if you have it, it's unlikely that it's a mild affection. It's usually a lifelong love affair -- the kind that you're hopeless to try to escape from, that tugs you back again and again like the constant tide to its briny embrace, tempting you with moist salty kisses. You always seem to find your way back to that wild tangled tumult of wave and froth and spray.

"Sailing into Open Sea" © Tien Frogget

For me, that inexplicable pull that guides me back to the ocean is a herculean current. Once it calls you in, you're caught in its clutches, trapped in fisherman's nets. There's something about the great expanse of the sea that fills you with that same rush of energy that you get when a thunderstorm rages above in the sky. It wakes up some slumbering part of you, speaks to it -- reminds you that life is constantly calling to you. It fills you with a sense of aliveness and intensity that is not found in everyday life.

"Hera II, Valletta, Malta" © Richard Harpum

For some, that immense expanse of water that stretches into infinity is a siren that sings songs of adventure, beckoning us to explore. As humans, we have an innate desire to discover what's beyond the horizon. What's out there, past the line of what we can see? What will we find when we take a chance and find out?

"Key West Sunset Sail" © Peter Treiber

Does the sea speak to you in the same way, whispering sweet nothings in your ear of possibility and dreams? Do you feel compelled to find your ocean vessel and guide her into the depths of the unknown, guided by hope and the heavens above? What songs will they sing of your story?

"Emerald City Twilight" © Steve Henderson

I don't know about you, but I love being reminded of that feeling of adventure, surrounding myself with the beauty of that world. I can't spend every day at water's edge, with the waves and sand between my toes, but I can look at art that reminds me of it, and be transported there in an instant. There is something so exciting about the silhouette of a ship on the horizon, setting its sights on the unknown. It reminds me of life -- I can set my sails and use my compass as a guide, but ultimately I have no idea where the ocean will take me next. That is the joy of the journey.

"No Limits" © Tien Frogget

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Did you know... art helps you live longer and healthier?

Did you know that looking at art on a regular basis affects your brain more than you know? Not only does it just affect the way you think and feel in the moment, but scientific studies have actually proven that art can make your brain healthier and even promote a longer life span!

In a study where human guinea pigs were hooked up to a brain scanner and shown 30 different works by world-renowned artists, they found that when the viewer looked at a piece of art that they really enjoyed, blood flow increased to the brain by 10 percent (the same as looking at a loved one!)

The test was carried out by selecting dozens of people who were chosen at random but were picked because they had no prior art knowledge. In this way, they would not be influenced by current trends, the popularity of the artist, and other people's tastes. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measured blood flow in the medial orbitofrontal cortex -- the part of the brain associated with desire and pleasure.

The increase in blood flow was directly related to how much the viewer enjoyed the piece. When they were shown works that the viewer thought was ugly, often times either little or no blood flow increased to the brain. Even though it may seem obvious that looking at something beautiful will make you feel good, the scientific study proved that it affects our brain even more than we previously thought.

This study helps us to realize and define even more clearly that art is not just a luxury, as so many seem to think. Hanging a piece of art on your wall that you love does more than just make you feel good every day (as if that benefit wasn't enough!) If it can cause increased blood flow to your brain that helps you to think more clearly and have healthier cognitive function, then it can also improve your overall health.

Not only then do we want to spend extra time carefully selecting art that beautifies our home and work spaces, but it becomes increasingly important to provide beautiful art in places where it is imperative to our health -- hospitals, dentists, doctor's offices, chiropractors, wellness centers, spas, the list goes on and on. Finding someone who can bring in art that will positively affect the people who will be viewing that art is of the utmost importance.

A soothing image might help an anxious dental patient while they are having a cavity filled. A calm and peaceful work of art can effectively help someone waiting in an emergency room who is worried about a loved one. Or even something as simple as a relaxing painting can help someone who is usually stressed to find relaxation at a massage center.

Art is not just something that you hang on a wall to make a room a little prettier. It is in fact a necessity to our everyday life and cognitive health. This is why budget cuts that slash out creative and art programs in schools can be so detrimental to the health of our children -- often times much more so than we think. Even something as simple as placing the right art in your children's bedroom can make a difference. Consider letting your child tell you what makes them feel good and what they want to have around them on a regular basis. Something that makes them comfortable and happy can help them sleep better, think better, be more creative, and even study more effectively.

Take the time to select the right images for your interior design projects. And if you don't know what to choose, then bring in an expert. OC Designer Source has been studying how interior design and art affects environments for many years and can use our expertise to optimize any interior for any purpose -- we specialize in art installations for commercial, hospitality, and residential interiors.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Purchasing Art

Do you ever wonder what not to do when looking to buy art? These are the five most common mistakes made by buyers when looking to purchase fine art.


1. The buyer just wants to cover their walls with something that matches the color scheme.

Color schemes are great, and the art definitely wants to complement its surroundings rather than contrast with it. However, there is such a wide selection of art out there! There is so much to choose from and so many talented artists. Why would you settle for something you only like when you could find something that you absolutely love? Even pieces that seem at first like they might not complement a color scheme can actually be made to complement it nicely when hung in the right place with the right matte and frame.

When looking to purchase art, you should search for something that makes you feel good. If a piece of art makes you feel sad when you look at it, it doesn't matter if it matches your living room. The goal is to create a setting that makes you feel good to come home to every day.

2. The buyer doesn't take enough time to look closely at the art, to search for the quality in it.

There are a lot of cheap duplicates and art knockoffs that are mass printed and sold at a low price. It may seem like a bargain at first, but when you have to replace your art every few years because it's fading or falling apart, you'll wish you'd invested in something a little more quality that will last not only for decades, but beyond that, so that you can pass your fine art on to your children or grandchildren.

Take the time to find out the quality of the materials that went into the art. Seasoned artists understand quality and only paints with the best.

3. The buyer is afraid to purchase art because they think they don't know enough about art.

On the flip side, some buyers can get caught up in the fact that they don't know how to tell the difference between high and low quality art, so they never purchase anything -- which makes them not buyers at all. Don't fall into this trap -- there are so many ways to determine the quality of a piece.

You can do your research beforehand, or take an art appreciation class. Or, if you don't have that much time to invest, hire someone or find a friend who does know a lot about art, and bring them with you when you do your purchasing. Which brings us to....

4. The buyer is afraid to buy what they like because it isn't "popular".

In my opinion, this is the worst mistake of all. Because more important than anything is to find art that you like, personally, that makes you feel good -- and hang it on your wall because you love it. People who are trendsetters don't buy because something is popular. They buy it because they like it, and other people follow their lead.

Follow your personal preferences and discover your own 'Mona Lisa.' If the art on your wall benefits you, lifts you up, makes you feel good, brings you peace, or transports you to another world -- then it is the best kind of art you can buy.

5. The buyer doesn't know how to properly maintain and care for the art after they've purchased it.

Different types of art require different methods of maintenance. For example, original watercolor paintings should be framed under glass, and original oil paintings usually need to be varnished 6 months after completion. Fine art should never be stored in direct sunlight (which can cause it to fade) and should never be touched directly with the fingers.

Doing some research or asking the artist how to maintain your new original art should be of the highest priority to ensure that your new art stays at the same quality it was in when you bought it.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Winner's Selections From the Giveaway!

OC Designer Source is excited to announce the winner selections from our Fine Art Photography giveaway where we gave away ten 10x15 metallic prints signed by photographer Tien Frogget! We gave each of the winners a choice, allowing those who responded first to select their prints first. The prints were shipped today.

A little bit about OC Designer Source: we share talented artists that need help promoting their work to different markets. We provide art for all kinds of interiors and manufactured products. Our company has worked on large residential projects and even has a new online art program available to builders. We also do commercial buildings, offices, hospitals and hotels. If you would like to know more about us or see an opportunity that may help our 40 artists, please contact michele@ocdesignersource.com.

If you like Tien Frogget's work, be sure to check out her website at TienFrogget.com and like her on facebook. If you're bummed that you didn't win, her prints are still for sale in the OC Designer Source gallery. She has some of the best prices for fine art photography that you'll find anywhere, and the quality of her work is fantastic!

These were the images that were selected, in order of who chose first! It was fun seeing which pieces went quickly, and it looks like her digital artwork was the first to go.

Valerie V. from Chicago, IL selected
"Glowing Berries 2"


Jamie J. from Weatherford, TX selected
"Colorful Roses 2"


Evelyne G. from Henderson, NV selected
"Succulents"


Suzanne K. from Grass Lake, MI selected
"Angel's Landing"


Noelle M. from Phillipsburg, NJ selected
"Peace Stones"


Shawn S. from Sewickley, PA selected
"Horseshoe Bend"



Anne H. from Emmett, MI selected
"Scarlet Geranium"


Michelle W. from Stoughton, WI selected
"The Old Railroad"


Phil R. from Kokomo, IN selected
"The Heart of Zion"


Nitya S. from Sacramento, CA selected
"Kohala Coast"



And that's it for our giveaway! To make sure you don't miss out when we do this again, follow our blog, like us on facebook, or subscribe to our newsletter at OCDesignerSource.com.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Fine Art Photography Giveaway Has Ended

"The Heart of Zion" © Tien Frogget


OC Designer Source is excited to announce that we have selected our 10 winners of the Fine Art Photography Giveaway! These ten people have won a free 10 x 15 print on metallic paper signed by photographer Tien Frogget.

E-mails were sent out to everyone who entered the giveaway notifying you of whether you won or not. A large number of entrants who didn't win a print were selected to win a free room recipe from Homemade Design.

Congratulations to the winners!! Thank you to everyone who entered – we over 1,000 entries from all over the United States! The art will be shipped out soon and we’re excited to see where you hang them! Feel free to take a photo of the piece and post it on our Facebook Page, if you like.

"Horseshoe Bend" © Tien Frogget

For those of you who didn’t win, Tien Frogget’s gorgeous fine art photography is still available to purchase at her gallery on the OC Designer Source website. Its not too late to pick up your favorite print to hang on that blank wall you’ve been glancing at that needs some love.

Also, a very special thank you to Homemade Design for making this fine art photography giveaway a possibility – without you, this raffle would never have happened! They are America’s leading online interior design service and they offer an array of design services to help you beautify your space. If you haven’t had the chance to check out their website yet, I recommend it!

Thank you again to all who entered. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list and like our Facebook page so you will be notified next time we have a giveaway!

"Scarlet Geranium" © Tien Frogget

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Elizabeth Khorey Featured In LGOCA!


Elizabeth Khorey
We are so excited to announce that OC Designer Source artist Elizabeth Khorey has been selected to hang her work in The Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art (LGOCA) in Laguna Beach, CA. Her gorgeous encaustic fine artwork is a perfect fit for the prestigious gallery that showcases some of the best photographers, sculptors, and fine artists in California.

More than 300 artists were interviewed to fill the gallery space, and out of all of them they selected Elizabeth Khorey. It’s no surprise to us, as her art is a breath of fresh air to the art scene and at the same time easily accessible to a wide audience. Layers of beeswax, plasters, and organic embedded objects come together with Elizabeth’s knowledge of faux finish, old world Venetian plaster and encaustic techniques to create works that are truly one of a kind. Her work will begin showing on June 1st.

"Aqua and Graphite" © Elizabeth Khorey

Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
Located in downtown Laguna Beach at the corner of Legion and PCH, the exclusive LGOCA’s vision is to bring both mid-career and internationally recognized contemporary artists to Laguna Beach. They represent just 24 artists with 2 guest artists each month. You can take a look at their website to learn more about them.

If you’re as excited as we are to check out her work in the gallery setting, the best time to see it is the First Thursdays Art Walk in downtown Laguna Beach. Just like the title suggests, there is an Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month. Since her work will begin showing on June 1st, the Art Walk on June 6th will be an ideal time to appreciate her work as well as enjoy many other talented artists along the way. Take a stroll through downtown Laguna at night with the streetlamps sparkling and the galleries all lit up and beckoning. Many galleries serve free wine, vodka T’s, or sangria, as well as snacks like cheese or cookies to nibble on while you explore all of the incredible art that is available.

"Colors in the Bay I & II" © Elizabeth Khorey

OC Designer Source is so pleased that we have been able to help Elizabeth get into a gallery of this caliber, as she is incredibly talented and her work really has a way of making interiors shine. With her background in interior design as well as art, it’s no surprise that she has such creative flair and vision. We consider ourselves lucky to be working with her and are so excited to be able to promote her in this way.

So what are you waiting for!? Be sure to mark the evening of June 6 on your calendar and make the LGOCA your first stop for the evening.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How to Write a Better Artist Bio & Artist Statement - Part 2

Last week, I posted Part 1 of this two-part blog series, giving guidelines on how to write a better artist bio. Here are some more tips to help make your bio even better!

  • Sometimes I like to take a quote from the artist and put it at either the top to grab the reader’s attention, or at the bottom to really leave it on a high note. If you have a clear, concise sentence or two that you can use as a quote, this often will add interest and polish to your bio.
  • If you find yourself struggling with your bio, try asking family and friends what they think is most interesting about your work. Find out what they think is unique about you and your journey. Take notes and see if you can find a way to implement it into your bio.
  • Rather than trying to write your bio all at once, try writing just a little bit each day. Break it down into bite-size pieces if you need to – if it’s too overwhelming, make it your goal to write a paragraph a day. When you first start, don’t worry so much about the grammar, just focus on getting the major points in order, in the format that you want them. Then when you have your first draft, look at it for about twenty minutes a day and continue to polish and adjust and rewrite. Each day you will look at it with a fresh eye, and your writing will get better. Ask friends and family to read it and give you their ideas for how to make it better.
  • If you can take a paragraph and condense it into a sentence or two and it still has the same impact, do it. The more you can say with the less words, the better. Unless a particular show or gallery requires you to have a long bio, shorter is usually better. But on the same token – don’t leave out key information just to make it shorter. Use your space to say what you need to say in order to tell your story. No more, no less.
All right – next up: the artist statement. This one is much, much easier. Here are some tips on how to write a fantastic artist statement.

  • An artist statement should ideally be only one or two paragraphs. I often see artists getting carried away with their artist statements, trying to give way too much information that really should have just been included in the bio. You’re not giving your background or history here, it is just a very short statement about who you are as an artist and why you create what you do.
  • The artist statement should be written in first person, unlike the bio. This is you, coming from your heart, and speaking directly to those who are interested in your art. It should be personal and intimate. Imagine sitting across from someone in a cafĂ© with a cup of coffee, and they ask you, “why do you paint?” Write your statement as if you’re responding to them from your heart.
  • Your artist statement should try to paint the same feelings with words that you usually do with your art. If you can, your goal is to invoke the same feelings and clarify your purpose and vision to them.

That’s it! I hope this helped to give you some guidelines into writing a better bio and artist statement to promote your work! These are not hard rules, you can break any of them you like, but keep in mind that this is what most people in the industry expect.

Do you have any questions? Leave a comment on this blog post and I will be happy to get back to you with an answer.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How to Write a Better Artist Bio & Artist Statement - Part 1

Oh, the infamous artist bio & statement! Every artist who is considering entering a show, hanging their work in a gallery, or selling their work (both online and off) will need an artist bio and statement to promote themselves and their work.

I am a professional bio writer and my primary clientele is artists. I know that when most artists realize they have to sit down and write a bio, they start to stress out. They aren’t usually writers, they communicate everything through their work. They would rather not have to go through the painful process of writing about themselves, but they know that in order to move forward with their career, they need it. That’s when they usually e-mail me, asking if I can write their bio for them.


But if you’re a good writer and you’re feeling ready to tackle writing your artist bio and your statement, this information will be beneficial to you. Maybe you’re just not sure how long it should be or what to include or if there’s any sort of format you should stick to. If that is the case, then the rest of this blog series should really help – I’m about to share all of my bio writing secrets with you!

  • Keep it between 200-500 words. That’s about a half a page to a full page in Times New Roman, 12 pt font. When someone is reading your bio, they want to hear your story, but they probably aren’t quite ready to read a novel about you yet.
  • Your bio should be written in third person. This means rather than writing “I have been painting for 15 years…” you will want to write “Katherine has been painting for 15 years…” It should be written as if someone else is writing about you.
  • The first paragraph should grab their attention. It should be short and concise, but give an accurate description of who you are and your work. This is a good place to briefly highlight a couple of your biggest accomplishments, without getting into too much detail. It should be interesting as well as informative, and make them want to read more.
  • The next 1-3 paragraphs (depending on the length of your bio and how much you have to say) should get into your backstory. Tell them the journey from when you first started drawing to how you got to where you are now. I always recommend sharing the difficulties that you experienced along the way. People love to hear how people overcame things to chase after their dreams, because they like knowing that you are human. The more vulnerable you are willing to be in your bio, the more people will connect with your story and be more likely to connect with your work as well. You don’t need all of the details here, just the most important ones.
  • The last 1-3 paragraphs should highlight any other interesting things about you – your greatest moments, your reason for doing what you do, programs or charities you are involved in, projects you are working on, what’s unique about your style – anything that you think will help give your readers a better picture of who you are and your art. I usually try to end the bio on a high note, with a statement that ties everything together and sums up your art and why you create. The last paragraph should really leave a clear and positive image in their mind of who you are and what makes you unique.
Check back next week for more information on writing a good bio and some tips on how to write your artist statement, too!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Interior Design Packages!

OC Designer Source is excited to announce our brand-new interior design packages! We have packages available for any budget – but regardless of which one you choose, we’ll be helping you save money.


Each package is priced per room. We add $1500 if the room is a bathroom or kitchen to account for all of the extra work involved to make sure all of the plumbing and electrical wiring and other utilities are up to code and work with the space.

Regardless of the package, each one includes the following:
  • We begin with an initial home visit and consultation (1 hour)
  • We then take your ideas and do concept planning
  • Next we have a concept meeting (3 hours) where we go over two concepts with you and decide what to move forward with
  • From there we create a space plan
  • Then we sit down with you for a second concept meeting to finalize all of your ideas

The Bronze package is intended for those who want to then take their design and see the project to completion themselves – they would then go find their own furniture and so on and put the room together without the help of a designer.

The Silver, Gold, & Luxury packages all include budget management to keep you on track with your spending, as well as purchasing. We will find and purchase all of your final pieces for you. Not only does this save you time and effort, it also saves you money -- because interior designers receive a massive discount on furniture, and we can pass the savings on to you. The higher quality package you choose, the larger the discount we can provide to you on your furniture.

The Gold and Luxury packages both include site visits as well (up to 4) where we will be there to oversee the installation and make sure everything is meeting your expectations.

If you’re really wanting someone to manage and oversee the entire project, do showroom visits to check out materials, and even provide you with a 3D rendering of what the final room will look like beforehand, then the Luxury package is for you.

Questions? Interested in purchasing a package? Contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pushing the Boundaries With Digital Art

"Magnolia Gray II" © Marsha Tudor

With technology evolving the way it has been for the last ten years and the presence of ever more image editing programs and software for artists, digital art has become an ever-growing new field of creativity. It has become steadily easier (and more affordable) to create art on your computer – either from scratch, or by combining and modifying photographs. The possibilities are endless.

OC Designer Source is so excited about all of the beautiful digital art that several of our artists have created. Each person has their own individual methods for creating and designing their work, and their own unique perspective – which means that we get so many fantastic subjects and styles to choose from!

These first pieces are created by Marsha Tudor, via the method of Scannography. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it basically means that rather than starting with images from a camera, she begins by taking images of flowers and other botanical subjects with her scanner – how cool is that!? She then goes beyond just the high-resolution image taken from the scanner and modifies it, changing colors, adding texture and so on, to create a unique mood and style.

"Alstroemeria Fresco" © Marsha Tudor

"Calla Containment" © Marsha Tudor

"Fuji Persimmons" © Marsha Tudor

These next images were created by the talented Jerry Solomon --  a photographer who alters many of his works to create fabulous abstract images with vibrant colors, eccentric textures, and sometimes geometric patterns. Aren’t these just wild!?

"Another Side of Midnight" © Jerry Solomon

"Facets" © Jerry Solomon

"Spot On" © Jerry Solomon

Next up we have Travis Dixon, an incredibly talented digital painter who creates entire cityscapes, landscapes, and even fantasy-scapes with only his computer. He paints the entire image from scratch and uses a variety of layers and effects to create stunning, highly realistic digital paintings!

"Paris" © Travis Dixon

"Relaxin" © Travis Dixon

"Italy Monastary 2" © Travis Dixon

"Trystopia" © Travis Dixon

These next few images are mine (Tien Frogget.) I am a photographer but I often take my images and push them beyond the boundaries of what the eye sees in order to create something new. In some cases, I will overlay two or more images together, and add textures and colors and sometimes tie it all together with text. I experiment with a lot of different styles, but here are a few of my favorites.

"Beauty" © Tien Frogget

"Berries & Wrought Iron" © Tien Frogget

"No Limits" © Tien Frogget

These next images are gorgeous digital art pieces by photographer Tim Griffithe. Using various layers and filters in Photoshop, he will frequently take his photos to the next level by adding brighter colors and more dimension to his images. In some cases, he will push it even further by blurring the lines between photo and painting, and you have to really look at it to decide which it is.

"Building Montage" © Tom Griffithe

"Gone Silent" © Tom Griffithe

"Vice City" © Tom Griffithe

"Kelp Palette" © Tom Griffithe

Bill Ladson is another talented digital artist that we represent who creates beautiful 3-D geometric renderings as well as incredible fantasy-scapes that stretch your imagination and make you hungry for more.

"Spherical" © Bill Ladson

"In Viri Petram" © Bill Ladson

And last but definitely not least, take a look at these gorgeous abstract pieces by Tom Druin! Isn’t his work so vibrant and textured? He takes abstract photographs and adjusts them with his computer to create these amazing works of art. They make you lose yourself in them, wondering what they might be.

"Weathered" © Tom Druin

"Tango" Tom Druin

"Cross 2 Bear" © Tom Druin

If you like our digital art collection and are interested in purchasing it for your latest interior design project, or you are a manufacturer interested in licensing, please contact us