I love finding unique pieces of art in galleries, but going home with an original piece can be a costly affair, which is when online sites such as Minted can help. Founded in 2007, US based Minted is a design marketplace that connects worldwide designers and artists with art-loving consumers on a large web scale.
:: Minted: Online Art Marketplace::
Minted offers all types of products including customised graphics, fabrics and home decor, but what really caught my eye is Minted's collection of limited edition art pieces, each with a link to the artist's bio, found via a unique URL to locate the artist's entire collection sold on the site. Artists can submit their work to a worldwide audience, gain 'fans' for each piece via the Minted community, as well as enter design competitions and have the opportunity to reach the 'Editor's Choice' hall of fame. Once an art print is sold on the site, the artist will receive a commission.
For the art-loving consumer such as I, there is a wonderful collection of art prints to buy, from a selection of photography, sketches, paintings, mixed media work, graphics and more, which are then printed to the required size, and framed if reqired. I have my eye on these:
:: Field of Waves by Paper Sheep ::
:: Float by Betty Hatchett ::
:: Twinkling light by Lesley Ferraris Photography ::
Minted can be found on the usual social media channels; Facebook and Twitter. Minted's art collection can be found here.