Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking....
So this is the part I've been dreading. I don't entirely understand blogs, as they seem to me to be a bit like a diary (meant to be private) but done for an audience. All of which means that right now I feel like I'm talking to myself in public with no idea if anyone is noticing. What I decided to do in this post was a kind of tour of the site as a whole and how it works, section by section.
If you have made it this far, then you may well have ascertained that I am an artist of sorts and this much is true. My name is Andrew Cole, and I am a British artist and teacher. I currently live, work and play along with my wife in Shanghai, but have previously lived in Thailand, Oman and South Africa (oh and France for a year when I was too young to remember much about it).
I've tried to make the site as straightforward and easy to use as possible. Current paintings and series are grouped together under the Menu heading of 'Paintings'. Clicking on an individual piece will link to a separate image, but all the details regarding title, medium, date, size and price can be seen in the initial slideshow. The 'Digital works' section is where I have grouped various digital artworks I have created. Links in the images here will take you to the relevant Saatchi Art page, where open edition prints are available. A quick note here about prints - those currently available are from the Saatchi site, but there will be, at a later date, high quality, limited edition Giclee on archival paper prints. When these are made available the details will appear on the image itself.
A further word or two on sales:
- none of the prices include shipping costs, which will vary depending on the piece being bought and the final destination.
- work available for sale is marked as such, along with the price. Work that is sold, is obviously marked as 'sold'. Prices, incidentally, are in US dollars. Work that has no listed price (mostly in the 'Archive' section, but also in some instances under the 'Paintings' section) may be available for sale, but is in storage in either Thailand or South Africa and will possibly be a bit more complicated to send.
- if you are interested in buying any of the art, please contact me directly through either the form on the contact page, or through one of the social media links.
And finally, if you would like to see more work, I have a larger portfolio at https://artavita.com/artists/14899-andrew-cole. Feel free to have a look around.