Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Working With Art Consultants

These tiny 10" x 10" tiles were painted for Art Source LA, a fine art consulting firm based in Los Angeles, with offices in Washington DC and China. The company primarily focuses on commission and reproduction work.

Art Source LA, (ASLA) contacted me in November to see if I would be interested in joining their roster of acclaimed artists. After a review of their astounding client list, some very favorable phone interviews with a few of their existing artists, and an in-person meeting at their offices in Santa Monica, I was excited to join the ranks.

They have a different approach to presenting work than a traditional gallery. Many of the projects are large, requiring the commission and purchase of multiple works of art. There is no showroom for the client to see and select work. Instead, the consultants at ASLA create a project proposal, including a slideshow of artwork that they feel would fit the specifications of the project. In addition to slides, they show small original samples that represent the finished painting surface.

My work has been presented for three projects, (that I know about) to date, including one enormous  —17ft x 16ft — painting for a new high rise building in China.

Wish me luck!