Looking Back On July

Work by Agate Rubene Art in the Park and Creative Jam What a fantastic month we’ve had.  Both Auckland’s “Art in the Park” and Print Art’s “Creative Jam” were huge successes.  Both events, one big and one small, were first time events and are sure to continue well into the future. Well done to all the […]

Get involved in art collaborations!

We have heard from many artists that they spend most of their days alone in their studios creating art.  We have also heard that many artists are introverts and gain energy from their solitude.  However, humans are social animals and we need each other.  Sometimes we may be a little creatively stuck and find ourselves procrastinating […]

Level 4 and Print Art is empty!

We are missing all those busy times and smiling artists and photographers popping in with their work. Working from home is not such fun!  And John has admitted that he is going crazy with all the screen time – he’s been working on the website and catching up on admin… aagh! Online OrderingJust a reminder that […]

Autumn & Winter… favourite seasons!

It’s that time of the year again when photographers and artists get out to capture the colours of autumn and face the cold weather to capture the starkness of winter.  Here are a few ideas of what to photograph during these favourite seasons…  Colours of Autumn Many photographers have headed to South Island to capture […]

Photo Papers

Choosing a photo paper rather than fine art paper, will give you bolder and more vibrant colours in your image. Which paper you use will give you different results and how you want your image to look will depend on the type of printer, type of ink and of course the type of photo paper. 

Nostalgia – Return To Black & White Days

In the last decade, or even longer, film photography has been making a come back. More and more people are acquiring or digging out their old capture machines to use in our modern, advanced world and although film stocks continue to be discontinued, others are being re-released,  so it certainly isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Pricing Your Art

There is no rule on how to price your artwork.  But here are a few different tips to help you make those decisions.

Print Editions

Many years ago, printmaking developed so that artists could make more money from their work by selling multiple copies. It reduced costs and lowered market price compared to a single or unique image. Original art prints were limited as the plate or block got destroyed in the process of printing them and that is why lower numbers are often more valuable. In printmaking, an edition is a number of prints struck from one plate, usually at the same time.

Artweek Auckland

Artweek Auckland is an annual, week-long festival celebrating the visual arts of Auckland.  Throughout the week activations will be taking place all over Auckland, newcomers and experts alike can immerse themselves in Auckland’s diverse and vibrant contemporary art scene. Venues include galleries, public, private spaces, pop ups and street art.

Saving Art

Devastating news last week with the Notre Dame on fire in Paris.  Notre Dame Cathedral is a 850-year-old gothic masterpiece that had been undergoing €6 million restoration work.  The entire wooden interior of the 12th-century landmark was burning and was likely to be destroyed.

Stuart Shepherd Artist

Artist Stuart Shepherd grew up in the Waikato, studied social science at the University of Waikato, worked in the film industry in New York, completed his masters degree in installation art in Melbourne and lectured in art and design at Massey University in Wellington.

Featured on Artists

In this post we thought of featuring two of our customers who have used their art to support communities. Gordon Pembridge, oil painter, wood carver, photographer, etc, as well as Tyler Kennedy Stent, water colour artist and one of our first customers.

Mixed Media and Photography

Mixed media art is artwork in which more than one medium or material has been used to create the piece of art.  This is different from multimedia art which combines visual art with non-visual elements such as sound, drama, dance, music, motion graphics, etc.

Black & White Photography Tips

The monochromatic image was the way photography started, but has now turned into something of an art form.

Packaging, Shipping, Flattening and more…

If you’re having your artwork reproduced in order to sell prints, then it’s critical that you package it well to prevent any damage to the prints.

Paint My Place

Summer is almost upon us and it’s got me thinking… Road trips, beach days and bush walks. As an artist, one of the things I value most is the connection we have to nature and the way the landscape shapes our identity. I’m dedicating the month of November to creating little portals that capture the […]

The 2016 North Shore National Salon of Photography

When I first heard talk of the North Shore Salon, it was mentioned in revered voices and hushed tones. Colloquially referred to as “the salon”, this photographic competition has the reputation of being judged at a very high level and most photographers I have spoken to have felt very honoured to have even received an […]

Artist Profile – Kristin Ivill

Joining The Dots I first met Kristin when she breezed into my studio clutching a portfolio folder full of artworks she wanted to get copied and printed. While pouring over her work, it took me some time to realise that the exquisite images were made of thousands of dots, dots of all shapes, dots of […]