Colourful art makes me weak at the knees…
… especially when its abstract. I’ve always had a bit of a fascination with art of the abstract variety and it’s not until writing this post that I started to examine the reasons why. Truth be told, I’m not entirely sure, but I think it has something to do with the fact that it’s so versatile. Art that depicts a subject could date, I suppose, whereas colourful abstract is always on-trend if you ask me.
When I discovered local online canvas art store, Canvas River, I was overcome by how gorgeous their pieces are, how wide their range is and how reasonably priced they are, too!
Sally Willbanks is the talented creative behind Canvas River, which hit the world wide web in October last year. She tells me that delivering art on a budget was the main goal behind opening the store, which features her work and the work of other artists from around the globe.
“One of our goals here at Canvas River is to make quality artwork accessible to the average homeowner, which includes many people who might not have the money for high-end art,” Sally explains. “Art is always one of the things that people spend money on last. It is not a necessity in that you need it to function, so it is never the first on the list of things to buy for the budget-conscious”.
Canvas River aims to turn that mindset on its head by delivering a diverse collection to suit a variety of spaces. As I mentioned earlier, I’m obsessed with the abstract section on the website and Sally tells me that it’s their most-popular category (they also stock graphic art, representational, animal art and works for the nursery).
“The abstract collection is definitely our best seller (which is very heartening to me, as I am primarily an abstract artist),” she says. “As for my faves, I have many, a few of them being the work of Aussie artist Clair Bremner, German artist Anna Schueler, and Japanese artist Kotaro Machiyama”.
Sally considers herself fortunate not only to be able to put her own work out there for the public to purchase, but to discover emerging artists who have given the Canvas River team license to reproduce their works too. She’s also a stickler for precision and quality, completing every piece herself.
“Nothing leaves our studio without my scrutiny, and every painting is finished by myself, so that I can guarantee its high standards”.
Canvas River also offers a service where you can send the team a photo of your space and have them send an image back to you, with a simulation of what a particular piece of art will look like on your wall, so you can visualise what the work will look like once it’s up. Pretty awesome, right?!
Click here to explore the Canvas River website.
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