Artica welcomes new artists
This week sees our two sister sites, ES Illustration and Artica, merge into one and come together at Artica.com. Angie Davey tells more.
It was a love of drawing and the limited availability of illustration as collectable prints that inspired the set-up of ES Illustration as a sister website to Eyestorm in early 2010. Showcasing the work of just 18 artists, it focussed on and celebrated drawing as a medium, in all it compulsiveness, showing the artists’ imaginations stretched to their limits through perfectly executed works, from quirky doodles such as Birds by Alyson Fox to more established graphite pieces such as The Offering by Nick Sheehy.
Since Eyestorm’s recent connection with Artica, however – an online gallery for young emerging art – we’ve decided to merge the ES Illustration and Artica into one in order to provide a platform for buying less complex limited editions in higher edition sizes which are therefore more affordable. By doing this we hope Artica will act as a stepping stone for new collectors who perhaps are a little weary of buying their first piece of art.
If you are a subscriber to the Artica newsletter I’ll be introducing the artists one by one over the coming weeks, but for now here’s a little taster of what’s to come. Prices start from around £50 incl. VAT for a signed, limited edition print.
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