Have you noticed, some comedy sketches will rest on an adage that “the more things change the more things stay the same”? This can be either comforting or agitating. For certain, what is a constant normal is change.
There is a classic sketch on the show Saturday Night Live. John Belushi played a character who basically said one thing, “Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Pepsi, Pepsi”. The character had a burger shop, all they did there was flip burgers and serve Pepsi. Like clockwork, day in and day out, it was a life of burgers and Pepsi.
All day customers comes in to order a burger and a “Coke”.
The character says, “No Coke. Pepsi.”
With that, I should announce some changes being made to my website. This year of 2020 pushed many artists to examine how their art is delivered to an audience. The venues are different than before the pandemic occurred. Particularly the arts have had to adjust. Musicians, actors, dancers, painters and more have not been able to have live concerts, plays, recitals or exhibitions. Making art means having a conversation. Artists tend to want to share, our audience is important. I like going further to make art accessible by building relationships through interaction, education and affordability.
I am re-organizing my site to be more conducive to the online experience for visitors and collectors. It will be taking on more of the form of an online art service and gallery. The visitor will be able to enjoy work online and should have an easier and enjoyable way of communicating, commenting, and inquiring about the paintings.
The site now has segment categories. Read on to learn more.
The gallery shop is where many of my paintings are included as the design on a product. Much in the way a gallery store functions at a real museum or gallery, unique items are for sale as gifts for you and your friends. Great for holiday gift giving or anytime. Pillows, pouches or coffee cups, these items are delivered by a print on demand service such as Pixels or Fine Art America.
Fine Art Prints
I am pleased to announce that high quality Giclee’ prints are finally available! Framed or unframed, this is a true giclee’. These are not from a print on demand service. Selected paintings are professionally photographed, color corrected, test printed and approved before I sign them. The pigment inks and quality papers are archival. Collector quality giclee’s are individually made by a Canson certified print lab in Los Angeles.
The original paintings are available for online viewing. As of October 2020, there are still some changes to be made in this area of the website. However, an experiential feature added are private viewing rooms. Buying original artwork is an investment for your home. It often becomes an heirloom to your family. Thoughtfulness often joins with time when considering a purchase. By inquiring about the original artworks, you may be given personal attention in your own online viewing area where the details about the work, special requirements, purchase, framing, and delivery options are discussed.
The Objective of Change
The main objective for these changes is to move my studio towards being an arts service for patrons and collectors of fine art and away from being a simple portfolio site.
Why? Because, I enjoy creating community and relationships around art and helping people learn more about it. With these new changes, I hope to invite and create more satisfying engagement with my work and website. Some of these changes have already occurred and others are developing now, like online art shows and forums for example. Visit and come back as often as you like. I am happy to help with any of your questions about my work or how to buy an artwork or print.
I would like to say thank you. As the pandemic began, I was uncertain whether or not I could continue as I have. Remarkably, this year my audience has grown, engagement is up and interest in prints and paintings have been impressive considering the circumstances. As our year winds up, going now into the holiday season, may we continue find ways of sharing and connecting, being a little more “artful” to ourselves and one another.
Other ways to stay connected:
Curtis Green Artist on Facebook
Curtis Green Artist on Instagram