I've been unable to get any painting done this week as the contents of the kitchen are in the studio while it is refitted. So, I've been toying with going back to Shopify again after two or three years with Etsy. I don't do a lot of online sales but I want to introduce a monthly limited edition print feature to dropship on a certain day and the Shopify starter plan looks to do the trick. It hasn't been without its headaches though, getting various applications to synch up, hitting an option I shouldn't have done and getting myself onto the basic plan unnecessarily. But I think I have it under control now. There are four old prints on there at the moment, that I have used for setting up purposes. My Etsy store is still live until late June and I need to actually create the limited edition prints that I intend to sell but here is the link to the page where it will all happen eventually. Steve Wilde Abstracts
A week from now Martyn Woods and I will be setting up shop at Boxpark, Shoreditch for out inaugral gallery pop-up. Initially showing just our own work it is hoped that we will continue to grow a roster of artists and pop-up in various places in and around London. You will find us at Unit 15 on Bethnal Green Road. We open the doors at 11:00am on Tuesday 4th April and there will be drinks to celebrate from 5:00pm on Wednesday 5th. We now have a website live and an Instagram account.
Over a month without an update! How did that happen. Probably because I have been painting and there have been lots of of domestic things to deal with: Electricians, refits and decorating plans.. My Boxpark pop-up with Martyn Woods is just over two weeks away and I have 15 paintings for that on the go and three more to start on. They are all loosely based around a grid derived from doors of a shipping container. Boxpark is called that after the nickname for shipping ports and is constructed out of repurposed shipping containers. So it seemed kind of fitting to use them as a theme. The one above is one of 10 6" cradled wood panels [50mm deep] that can be displayed stacked in a shipping container stylee or just hung alone in a more traditional way. I also have four 12" panels and two each of 16" and 20" sizes . I may well take some other work too, after we are open. The black and white chevrons are a nod to Boxpark's branding. Anyway, can't stop... There's a deadline looming and there's plenty of shop admin to do as well as the painting.