“Artist Support Pledge” and YOU
The Artist Support Pledge is an initiative started by Matthew Burrows, a painter based in London. It gives artists the opportunity to support other artists, and at the same time make some income in a time when we need alternative ways of showing our work. The idea is that the artist offers for sale original art works for € 200 or less, by posting them on their social media platforms (Instagram) and tagging them with hashtag #artistsupportpledge. When the artists have made 1,000 Euro due to sales, she or he pledges to buy another artists work for the total of 200 Euro.
The Artist Support Pledge and YOU
Based on trust, generosity and community spirit this initiative is bringing artists together and is also a great way for art lovers to find new artists and buy affordable art. When you buy an art work from an artist participating in the pledge, you create a win-win-win situation:
The artist you buy from will win, another artist will win too, as she or he gets a part of the win and you win an original art work for your place and hopefully a lot of joy looking at it! Buying original art is something very personal, you build a connection to the artist and you add personality to your home or office. I made it my goal to buy for each painting I sell a painting from a fellow artist as its such a great treat for me to buy art work!
Painting during lockdown
During lockdown I stayed 6 weeks in the house. I was so lucky to have a home studio, so I could paint. As I felt it was a very very special time I decided to leave my normal work and chose a different approach. I worked (mainly) on paper, standing in front of my window, getting inspiration from what I saw outside or what I felt inside. Three small series were created this way: “From my window”, “Time” and “From my head”. I discovered the Artist Support Pledge during this time and was thrilled as I thought the paintings would fit greatly into the pledge as they marked this time especially.
You can easily shop the offered paintings here!
You will find some of my thoughts accompanying the paintings on the shop page and of course Terms&Conditions.
Click onto the image to enlarge them and see the slide show.
Series “From my window”
Series “From my head”
All paintings are works on paper.
The painting “Find your way” is acrylic on stretched canvas 45×35 cm.
All paintings are not mounted and not framed!
As far as I can hand the paintings out personally, they will come with a white mat.
Shipping is included in the European Union.
Paintings for 170 € are circa 41 x 30 cm
Paintings for 200 € are circa 50 x 32 cm and painted on heavy Canson paper
If you wish the paper paintings come with a white mat to fit a normal frame. Let me know the size.
All signed in the front.
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I would love to support a next artist by buying from her or him. With other worlds: It would be great if one of the paintings speaks to you and you’d love to own it. Please, let me know! Please, pass this news on to people who might like to buy an artwork in the Artist Support Pledge opportunity!
24.04.2020 The Press says:
Want to see more small works?
If you are interested to see more of my smaler works just CLICK HERE Small sized paintings!