Saturday, 27 October 2012

Dora Anastasiou – new to ArtGrad

Dora who is a gratuade of De Montfort University enjoys working with different media, acrylics soft pastels, oil paints and charcoal. She also finds it really interesting to experiment with her camera creating photos with unique lighting and shapes.

To see more of her galley go to

New talent joins ArtGrad – see Ryan Shang

Ryan Shang is a designer who has a love nature and panting. He uses his eyes and heart to seek out interesting visual experiences and create new work

See more of his work at

Andreas Papafigos is brand new to ArtGrad

Andreas is a young artist from Cyprus, interested in developing his paintings with a view to a professional career as an artist. He is currently studying at De Montfort University.

See more of his work at

Thursday, 16 August 2012

ArtGrad Artist Steve Baker – has Ambition!

He is hoping to exhibit at The Florence Biennale which takes place from 30th Nov - 8th Dec 2013 and be present throughout the event.

He also has his sights set on the Izmir Bienal is on from 30th April 2013 to 5th May 2013 

The Florence event allows each artist to obtain 3 sponsors to cover the costs estimated at approx 2772 euros. It would be a good way of promoting his work but as a starving artist the costs might be prohibitive – can you help?? In any small way at all??

If you can email and I’ll put you in contact with Steve – in the mean time enjoy this painting of his!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Tom Randell – New to ArtGrad today!

Tom Randell is a contemporary artist exploring the sciences through the medium of art.

He is particularly interested in photography, sculpture and film.

See his work at

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Darius Martin New to ArtGrad from Romania

Darius Martin is an artist from Romania working in different media: painting, graphic art, installation and photography. He is a graduate of the University of Art and Design, Cluj Napoca, with a degree in mural techniques and painting.

He is interested in many things, manly visual arts, but also, cinema, photography, theater but also a graphic and web designer, so he is quite passionate about the on-line world. 

See more of his work at 

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Rich Webster - New to ArtGrad today!

Rich Webster has an MA in Fine Art and majors on dealing with conceptual art which manifests itself as painting although the painting is not important. He is concerned with the role of artists in society, and the role and self perception of each of us and how we relate to each other.

For more of his work see

Friday, 22 June 2012

New to ArtGrad from Loughborough University - Sarah Torr

Sarah Torr is a final year student at Loughborough University studying Fine Art.

Sarah’s current work focuses on exploring geometric form through contemporary architecture. Architecture has always interested her. She is particularly interested in the contrasts between strong powerful lines, soft curves and the restful spaces in-between. Concentrating on the repetition of print, using the silkscreen processes, Sarah explored this development of line and form within architecture. Silk-screening onto acetate allowed her to layer up prints to create a 3D effect.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

New to ArtGrad today! Akaki Jashi

New to ArtGrad today is Akaki Jashi who studied at Kutateladze Tbilisi State Academy of Art. He has a Bachelors degree and Master’s. His area of specialty is painting and drawing and he also teaches. See more of his work at  

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Unashamedly British!

ArtGrad contributes to the Jubilee celebrations today by showing you some new work by Edward Waite – what netter than Westminster Abby! See more of his new pieces on  

Virginia Erdie – New to ArtGrad Today….Gorgeous stuff!

Virginia Erdie is a classically trained artist who studied at The Maryland Institute, College of Art and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in South Florida and works out of her studio at Studio 18 in the Pines.

Her current works are abstract relief paintings, where she uses texture and embellishes the surfaces in a unique manner. She exhibits nationally and internationally. See more of her work at:                     

Cata Ahlback is New to ArtGrad

As an artist, Cata pursues a way of expression which is extensive, critical, honest and true to herself. As she says, “I reach for the truth. I try to mediate a personal perception of truth in my art. Yet I am aware that it is nearly impossible to reach an absolute truth about life and being.”

She uses graphics, painting and installation in her art.
See more about Cata at:   

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WANTED! More graduating artists!

  1. It's graduation time and we are looking for some of that new talent to join us. We have a publication going out to our buyers in July which will include newly graduated artists. Remember its FREE to join and so is the publicity we provide for you. Here is a piece by a graduate of last year - Anna Victoria Ingram ....she is rapidly making a name for herself and has gone down well with buyers in London. Have a look at to see how to load your work onto our site!

Make Your Creativity Pay by Pete Mosley

We've known Pete for years! His new book Make Your Creativity Pay is for "everyone that has a head full of ideas and the notion that earning a living from their own creative endeavour would be the best thing ever."
Pete is Business Editor for craft&design magazine. He works as coach and mentor to a wide range of creative and talented people. Go to for more details

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love by Jackie Battenfield – is one of our favourite books

It’s ideal for those of you who are just graduating or in the thick of your artistic careers this will give you an amazing amount of help!

Jackie Battenfield expands on her highly successful classes and workshops to provide a comprehensive guide for both emerging and mid-career artists. For further details go to

Monday, 28 May 2012

Isabelle Schmitt – joins ArtGrad Today!

Isabelle's current work is principally about the night, architecture and heritage, in search of peculiar perspectives, ephemeral and special light. See more of her work on 

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Craig Cynowa – another new artist joins ArtGrad

New to ArtGrad today is native of Chicago, Craig Cynowa who has been a Fine Artist his entire life. See more of his amazing work at

Saleem Ghori - New to ArtGrad

New to ArtGrad today is Saleem Ghori who graduated in fine art. He’s had exhibitions of his oil paintings in 1966 and 1972. He is currently presently working in Mississauga, Canada.
His compositions are abstract inspired by Arabic calligraphy. See more of his work at

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Deborah Esses new to ArtGrad today!

Latin American Contemporary Artist Deborah Esses has just joined us see her gorgeous work on

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Denny Reed Just Joined ArtGrad

The art of Denny Reed focuses on the emotional and spiritual life of women. She is an emerging artist in South Florida with an international following. She paints in acrylic and occasionally in mixed media. See more of her work at

British Painter Luke Teague – New to ArtGrad today

Luke is an up and coming British artist who loves to paint.

He is obsessed with the physicality of paint and its relationship with the surface of the canvas.

See more of his work at

Monday, 21 May 2012

New to ArtGrad Today

Just set up her gallery on ArtGrad is Wendy Pietsch see more of her work at

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Danuta Rogula New to ArtGrad Today

Danuta Rogula was born in Poland in 1958. She graduated with a Master's Degree in Interior Design and Industrial Project in 1983 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. With the birth of her two children, Danuta re-discovered painting. Danuta is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. In 2009 Danuta established her own gallery in Britannia Beach, The Old Customs House Gallery. Danuta has given the gallery, almost 100 years old now, an astounding restoration including a new roof. "Residing in Britannia Beach gives me ample access to the most inspirational landscape settings”. See more of her work on

Adel Sabet – Our first Egyptian Artist to join ArtGrad

Adel Sabet is an Egyptian artist and owner for Shadicor art gallery, Heliopolis, Cairo.

As an Egyptian popular artist he love old villages, lakes and interprating popular music by drawing his vision on them using acrylics. See more of his work at

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Bali Sangha-Jenkins – If you do One thing Today – Check Out this Work!

Bali Sangha-Jenkins(Baliartbali) Was Interviewed recently by BBC Radio Leicester on her life as an artist. She is currently exhibiting at the New Walk Museum; Leicester showcasing 14 high end contemporary original art pieces all for sale .Bali will also be showcasing her work at the Casa Batll√≥ Gaud√≠ museum in Barcelona in July. She is currently selling her work to private and corporate client in UK & internationally, donating 10% of her art sales to Rainbows, NSPCC and Great Ormond Street. Bali always makes the statement: “Celebrate Art with Colour” and that’s what her paintings display, vibrant, happy abstract, nude and contemporary pieces.

Yelena Lewis – Artists with Russian Roots – New to ArtGrad

Yelena Lewis is an artist with Russian roots. She now live in a small French village outside of Swiss Geneva where she has a studio. She prefers working in oils but will work in any medium and on any support. See more on  

Dusan Jovanovic - New to Artgrad this week

See his work at


Dusan Jovanovic attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade - his post-graduate specialism was in Portraits

He has participated in more than three hundred exhibitions world wide and has won numerous awards for his work


Friday, 18 May 2012

Lulu Claire Richez – Digital Artist new to ArtGrad

Lulu exhibits a selection of her paintings see more at

African Artist Joins ArtGrad

Ini Brown, is an African Artist and probably the best Water Colorist in Nigeria. Internationally,his paintings have been exhibited in England, USA, Greece, Sweden and South Africa. He has won several awards for his excellent works. See his work at

Thursday, 17 May 2012

New to ArtGrad Joachim Wilbers

He is a visual artist, writer, internet & multimedia developer-consultant since 1980 when he had his first solo-exhibition. From a classical background his focus today is more on digital art. See his virtual gallery at

VV Swamy – New to ArtGrad

Shri Swamy has over 2,500 paintings in water, oil and acrylic colours in traditional and modern styles on paper and canvas to his credit. He has held 21 solo exhibitions on the themes of Village, Rocks, Nature & Environment, Electrical Power, Nehru and his Vision, Hyderabad 400 years, Bull fight , 50 Years of Indian Independence and Ganesha besides general themes in various parts of the country and also participated in a number of group shows. His works are in collections of various dignitaries in New Delhi, USA, USSR, West Germany and the UK.

See his virtual gallery on

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Digital Artists new to ArtGrad

New to the ArtGrad virtual gallery this week is the talented Renata Janiszewska an eclectic, active visual artist, photographer, printmaker, who recently went digital to do her drawing and painting on iPad 

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The 2nd Birthday Competition ‘Wall of Fame 2012’ OPENS 1st February

ArtGrad is celebrating its second birthday with a Wall of Fame Competition 2012.

It’s a competition with a difference – the judges are everyone, all our buyers and friends (yours as well!!) who view the site will be asked to vote for their favourite artist. A great way to get you in front of those all important buyers!

All you have to do to take part is to email with the piece of work you want included in the competition on our ‘Wall of Fame’ by 14th February.

Then you will receive an email from ArtGrad giving you details of your unique URL that will direct people to your site to cast their vote. We’ll also share some advice on how you can help your voting soar by following a few simple steps to encourage your friends to vote for you!

The Prize Winner will benefit from a specially written press pack – about you and your work done by a professional PR agency. It’s something that will help you on your way to develop your career. It will aim to raise your profile so that you can use it with galleries, the media or to supplement your CV.

Enter the competition NOW!
Email no later than the 14th February 2012 with your chosen piece of work ( no entries will be accepted after that date)
Use the information you receive from John to help you get more votes between 15th February and the last voting date of 24th February
Announce the winner on the 1st March

GOOD LUCK from everyone at ArtGrad!!