In 2015 I was invited by the Artfinder team to take part in an art exhibition in Camden Town. It was great fun and a huge privilege to be able to create my art for a large audience including some who travelled a long distance to see me in action. The free 3-day live art exhibition was held at The Foundry in Camden Stables Market. Artists with works on show including myself and many others took part in live demonstrations throughout the weekend with all art on display made available for sale.
In the time-lapse video below you can see one of my live demonstrations using my signature Paint Brush and Pallet Knife techniques to create an oil painting on canvas in front of a live audience. Using some of my main inspirations, Rain and Reflections I started with a blank canvas, working quickly to produce a smooth background of vibrant pastel colours contrasting with darker shades towards the outer canvas edge. Building on this I begin to add some brushed detail and outline for the main subjects of the painting in an expressionistic style. Using the flat of my knife for larger areas of colour and the knife-edge for thin clean lines, occasionally smudging with a finger to create extra shape and detail, I work to build the painting up in layers that increase in thickness and incorporate brighter more vibrant colour to add depth and texture, before finishing the piece with some finer detail.
At the end of the demonstration, it was fantastic to be able to speak with the spectators and receive some extremely valuable face to face feedback about my art, to share my inspirations and motivation with real art lovers who truly appreciate my work, how It is created and to understand what it means to them and how it makes them feel.
Since joining Artfinder online gallery back in 2014 and showing my work at the pop up exhibition I have built a large following of thousands of art lovers who have helped me top the bill as best selling artist multiple times, selling hundreds of paintings, one off commissions and quality fine art prints. I've received many positive reviews and compliments about my art and service to my customers all of which helps to build confidence in myself and my art.
"There has been no easy way for these potential buyers to find and buy art from the artists that are not represented by galleries."
- Jonas Almgren Artfinder's CEO