Affordable art

nudeWith a shared belief that art should be for everyone, Oxford Graduates Luke Halsey and Alison Waldron launched The Affordable Art Studio offering a handpicked selection of award winning as well as upcoming artists at affordable prices. The online gallery offers something for everyone from a selection of the most exciting up and coming talents the art world has to offer right now.

With the gallery’s selection of handpicked artists covering a broad spectrum of genres, from sculpture, oil painting and photography to puppetry and illustration, The Affordable Art Studio creates the ideal platform for art enthusiasts as well as those relative beginners to find something they love. The online gallery works with an ever growing selection of acclaimed artists as well as upcoming talents including sculptor Alan Horsley, pastel artist Olivia Goulding, photographer Benedict Romain and filmmaker and visual artist Celia C. Peters.

Considering the idea that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, art is as personal as it gets and The Affordable Art Studio aims to make the decision process as enjoyable and easy as possible. Customers are invited to browse the full collection in the online gallery or, if they are looking for something truly distinctive, site visitors can try out the gallery’s unique art commissioning tools. It is easy to request an alternative colour and size of an existing piece or, for the adventurous out there, commission a bespoke artwork via the art personality quiz. The customer can then work alongside the chosen artist to create something that will truly reflect their vision and personality. The initial personality quiz captures the potential buyer’s desires and preferences to ultimately arrive at their own unique piece of art and, best of all, there is no obligation to purchase the piece if it doesn’t appeal.

To ensure the customer is completely happy with their purchase a home trial period and free returns across the full collection allow for complete peace of mind.

About the art commissioning tools: to request an alternative colour and/ or size of an existing piece, customers can contact the artist of choice via the ‘commission button’ on all artists’ profile pages. All enquiries will be answered within 24 hours.

The process of creating a truly unique work of art via the art personality quiz tool commences with a quiz to determine the buyers taste. The second stage includes determining the budget availability and a rough idea on location to gauge which medium is most suitable (location meaning a wall, a surface or table top, etc) as well as providing the customer with an opportunity to attach images for inspiration and any other thoughts they wish to include. Based on this feedback The Affordable Art Studio will then choose a selection of artists who best meet these criteria.

Clear visibility is provided from concept stage through to the finalised piece (customers are in contact with the artist via a portal on the site) enabling the potential buyer to keep a close eye on the development stages ensuring the piece fits their specifications.

The time period is agreed between the artist and the potential buyer at the beginning of the process with the length of time depending on the nature of the art piece.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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