Bluethumb is Australia’s visual art marketplace where art collectors can buy art direct from new, emerging and established artists. There are over 500 artists currently displaying their work on this site.
Two brothers purchased the site in 2011 because of their love of art and an online art marketplace was a new concept in Australia. As former artists and current collectors, they realized the opportunity in the market to form an online gallery focused on selling original art directly from artists to art lovers. Edward Hartley who has a background in Finance and wine distribution, runs the business, and George Hartley who is an App developer and great design aficionado, manages the marketing. They both built an art start-up that tapped into their love of art, and gave them the independence and excitement they were seeking.
This site is reaching out far and wide with the advent of their own App. Bluethumb App is Australia’s first art marketplace App, and was featured in Apple’s App Store as the “Best New Apps” section. It had 7,000 downloads in the first month after it was released in November 2013. Now, you can download the Bluethumb App free of charge on the App Store! Indeed, the App is fantastic for its ability to connect artists directly to art lovers all around Australia. It is a way for artists, particularly those in remote areas, to reach collectors without needing an agent or being at the mercy of traditional art galleries.
Bluethumb provides tools to help you upload and sell art, so everything from payment to delivery is easy. The internet is your art gallery and Bluethumb is your enabler!
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