ARTIST FAQS

These artists FAQ's should answer most members questions.
They should also help non-members with info they need before joining.
If you want further information, please get in touch.

We ONLY use the “Transpact Secure Escrow” system.
There are no options for cheques or credit cards - or any other system.
Transpact is a great method to protect both parties.

Escrow provides full monetary security to both you and the artist. You - the collector - pay for the work of art in advance. This payment is held securely by Transpact until the artist delivers the art you have ordered via Parcel2Go.com.
Simple and secure both for both artist and collector.

Transpact's own FAQ

Sorry, that's not possible. When you sell, you MUST use a Parcel2Go.com courier for transport. Pick the best quote from their top couriers - by price and by delivery times. Your choice - but only within Parcel2Go.com couriers. And they offer insurance.

They are an essential part of our security payment protection system as their tracked delivery service is linked to the Transpact Secure Escrow system.

PARCEL2GO's own website is here

A highly competitive, simple system - you'll like it.

It costs the buyer nothing.

Shipping to Ireland North and South and to the UK is FREE to Collectors.
YOU - as the artist/seller organise this. Collectors like to see a final delivered price.

You get to build in delivery cost at the original pricing stage.
It's really simple and foolproof.

See "FAQ - How do I work out my final price?"

You only activate delivery if the work is confirmed SOLD. You will have previously calculated delivery costs through a simple online form.
DURING THE UPLOAD OF THE IMAGE to IrishArtists.com, artists will ALWAYS ADD DELIVERY and optionally INSURANCE to the final quoted price.
Artists always quote their work as "Delivered FREE to collectors in Ireland and the UK".
Outside these areas? Ask Parcel2Go.com for a quote.

The artist has the responsibility and choice of whether to take insurance or not.

When getting the delivery quote, artists have a choice for an instant insurance quote from Parcel2Go.com. We advise you to insure.

If not, the sender risks any loss if not insured.

The FINAL price is your BASIC PRICE + DELIVERY + INSURANCE (if required)

  1. Make sure you have noted the title and medium.
    Let’s call it: “Summer Landscape.”  Oil on Canvas. Unframed.
  2. Note the basic price of the work.  Say it was €1000.
  3. Measure the Length, Width and Height of your artwork
    Lets say it was 76cm Length x 10cm Width76cm Height 
  4. Weigh the art you are selling. 
    That's essential. Collectors don't pay delivery - artists do. 
    So you must BUILD IN your transport costs at this stage.
    Put it on your bathroom scales.
    Or weigh yourself. Then weigh yourself holding the artwork. Subtract one from the other. That's the weight of the artwork.
    Let’s say it was 6.5kg – call it 8kg when packaged securely.

    Summer Landscape.”  Oil on Canvas
    £1000 basic price
    76cm Length x 10cm Width X 76cm Height and weighs 8k.
     
  5. You are now ready to add delivery and insurance to your basic price.
    You have the Length, Width and Height of your artwork

    Go to PARCEL2GO.com
     
  6. Using the “Quick Quote”, calculate delivery costs and insurance if required.

    Let’s say you are in Ireland - the UK would be your furthest sales delivery destination.

Let's enter the example above:

1 Parcel
Collection:  Ireland
Destination: UK
Weight: 8kg
(Select cm or Inches)
Length 76cm
Width: 10cm
Height: 76cm
Press: QUOTE

4 Courier options are shown.
Choose a Courier – Say - Nightline at €20 plus vat = 24 euros

Select: BUY THIS SERVICE

Fill in your details
Choose date you want it collected from your studio

Select: INSURANCE – it is offered at €47.50 on €1000 value
(If not, YOU totally risk any loss)

Note: Work framed with glass is excluded from Insurance.

(IF this was an actual sale and not a "pricing example" you would:
Fill in your Collection and Delivery information.
Pay online by Credit Card
Make a note to be in when your courier comes to collect.
Finished).


Summary of our example:

Basic Price was          €1000.00
Delivery (inc VAT)      €    24.50
Insurance (inc VAT)   €    47.50
TOTAL                         €1072.00

FINAL PRICE say        €1100.00  (including Delivery and Insurance)

On price – always remember that we are charging a lot less than other galleries to sell for you. 
Reflect that - and reduce your basic price to the lowest you are comfortable with.
You'll get the same financial return as you’d get from a high street gallery and our collectors will get a great deal
That motivates them to come back to you for more art.

It's worth considering that greed can be a recipe for failure in today's highly competitive art market.

 

UPLOAD your very best work FIRST.  
This is the artwork that will AUTOMATICALLY appear on the front page of IrishArtists.com (if you are a Full or Full + Member)
Select your work to upload with full details (See “Calculating your final price” above).
Update a short Artist’s Statement and a CV if required.
Some Collectors are interested in you as a person, your motivation as an artist and your achievements.
Add a photo of yourself. Or your best work.
Up to ¾ of sales go to artists with this information presented. It is important to do this.

Your sale potential is diminished if you don’t.

Quality images sell better. Larger is best.
Here are a few simple steps to ensure this:

Decide on how many images you want to upload
As a Free Member, you are strictly limited to 9.
As a Full Member or Full Member + you can upload up to unlimited images.

Decide what size images to upload
If you can, it's always best to size your image before uploading.
This ensures your image retains the original quality.

The MINIMUM sizes for images you upload should be:
Landscape: 800 pixels x 500 pixels
Portrait: 500 pixels x 800 pixels
Square: 800 pixels x 800 pixels
JPEG and GIF formats only
DPI (dots per inch) Any standard resolution will be absolutely fine.

If you would rather that our system resize for you - no problem.
But remember that the resulting quality will depend on how large your original image is.  So bigger is better.
Try to size as above if you can for maximum presentation quality.
It sells better too…
IMPORTANT: CROP OFF any frame in a painting before uploading. 

Sorry, but any images uploaded with frames will be deleted.

Low quality or blurred images may also be subject to deletion.

UPLOADING IMAGES ALL AT ONCE
How do I use your Bulk Uploader?

You can use our Bulk Uploader – uploading multiple images of your art in one go. Here’s how:

Click the "Add Files" button and select all your required images.
Click "Start Upload" and all images will be uploaded.

If you would rather upload files individually following selection just click the "Start" button against each.
Now give your images their Titles.

When you are returned to your art listing page your new art will be shown as "Incomplete".
Simply complete the remaining details for each and you're done.

You can do this. Remember if you are a free member you can only upload 9 images in total. Full members do not have such restrictions. Just upload the work normally and mark it SOLD

All work is quoted “unframed”. But, yes – you can send work framed but you must accept that it is priced “as is” – you cannot ask for more than the price on the site.
Collectors will treat a framed work arriving as a “free bonus”
And remember. it is much more expensive to transport and – if it is glassed – you cannot easily insure it.

Parcel2Go is committed to delivering your shipments with speed and care. However - you need to pack with extreme care too.
Please note that neither IrishArtists.com nor Parcel2Go will accept any liability for any packaging advice. The sender always remains responsible for ensuring packaging is adequate for transportation.

Sources for further packaging advice
Watch the Parcel2Go.com "How to pack video" here:

Many of the features on the website are available free of charge.
HOWEVER, certain key features vastly increase sales potential.

These are ONLY available to FULL MEMBERS (including FULL MEMBERS +)

  • Full Members get front page exposure guaranteed and automatic.
  • Only Full Members images are shown automatically on upload.
  • Full Members work is shown first in every search.
  • Latest Full Members names also automatically appear on the front.
  • Only Full Members images appear on front under “Most Viewed.”
  • Full members enjoy much lower commission on sales:
  • 10% for Full Members + and 15% for Full Members against  30% for Free Members.
  • Full Members work is automatically drawn from our database for front page large slider feature on a minute by minute basis.
  • Full Members can hire the large Front Page Slider feature for exclusive one person virtual exhibitions for one week duration.
  • Basically, if you want front page maximum exposure to sell, you are FAR better off being a Full Member or Full Member +.

 For those artists who demand this maximum exposure and much greater sales opportunities, Full Membership is recommended as BEST VALUE.

OPTION 1
£52 per year (£1 per week) - €65 per year (€1.25 per week)

OPTION 2
Easily spread payments by Direct Debit
£5 per month - €6 per month

Remember your Sales Commission rate drops from a Free Members 30% to a Full Members AT ONLY 15% - or even 10% for Full Member +.

 

That's a really easy one to answer!
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What Members Say

Vision is the true creative rhythm. - Robert Delaunay

I cannot do without something greater than I, something that is my life--the power to create. - Vincent van Gogh

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own. - Andy Warhol

After a half-century of hard work and reflection the wall is still there. - Henri Matisse

Art disturbs, science reassures. - Georges Braque

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. - Salvador Dali

All good ideas arrive by chance. - Max Ernst

You don't get into the mood to create - it's discipline. - Henri Matisse

My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It's about making the best kind of image I can make, it's about talking as clearly as I can. - Jim Dine

Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it. - Salvador Dali

I have always tried to hide my own efforts and wished my works to have the lightness and joyousness of a springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labours it cost. - Henri Matisse

Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic. - Salvador Dali

The eye is the most refined of our senses, the one which communicates most directly with our mind, our consciousness. - Robert Delaunay

The world is but a canvas to the imagination. - Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes you look at a thing and it has no interest and then you see it in a different way and it has another meaning. Or something that was of no use will become useful. - Jasper Johns

If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it. - Andy Warhol

But perhaps my art is the art of a lunatic, I thought, mere glittering quicksilver, a blue soul breaking in upon my pictures. - Marc Chagall

Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details. - Andy Warhol

When I've painted a woman's bottom so that I want to touch it, then the painting is finished. - Pierre Auguste Renoir

You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life. - Salvador Dali

I never think that people die. They just go to department stores. - Andy Warhol

I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows. - Andy Warhol

I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say "figment." - Andy Warhol

Many of life's failures are people who never realized how close they were to success until after they quit. - Thomas Edison

If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint. - Edward Hopper

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. - Andy Warhol

I have always wanted a mistress who was fat, and I have never found one. To make a fool of me, they are always pregnant. - Paul Gauguin

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. - Salvador Dali

What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough. - Eugene Delacroix

The first virtue of a painting is that is to be a feast for the eyes. - Eug?ne Delacroix

Western art is built on the biographical passion of one artist for another. - Jim Dine

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. - Salvador Dali

I always wished I had died, and I still wish that, because I could have gotten the whole thing over with. - Andy Warhol

A good painter has two main objects to paint, man and the intention of his soul. The former is easy, the latter hard as he has to represent it by the attitude and movement of the limbs. - Leonardo da Vinci

It is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. - Salvador Dali

Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb. - Jean Arp

All artists are vain, they long to be recognised and to leave something to posterity. They want to be loved, and at the same time they want to be free. But nobody is free. - Francis Bacon

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning. - Salvador Dali

Simultaneity in light is harmony, the rhythm of colors which creates the Vision of Man. - Robert Delaunay

I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous. - Salvador Dali

An artist's career always begins tomorrow. - James McNeil Whistler

One of the greatest things in the world is to train ourselves to see beauty in the commonplace. - Charles Hawthorne

When Chagall paints you do not know if he is asleep or awake. Somewhere or other inside his head there must be an angel. - Pablo Picasso

When I paint I am ageless, I just have the pleasure or the difficulty of painting. - Francis Bacon

The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves. - Willem de Kooning

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture. - Salvador Dali

The figure is still the only thing I have faith in in terms of how much emotion it's charged with and how much subject matter is there. - Jim Dine

Creativity does not depend on inherited talent or on environment or upbringing; it is the function of the ego of every human being. - Silvano Arieti

A young painter who cannot liberate himself from the influence of past generations is digging his own grave. - Henri Matisse

It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor's finger. - Andy Warhol

Painting depends on freedom. When you're feeling completely free, you can create, and this power to create is, in turn, the greatest freedom of all. - George Rodrigue

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory. - Salvador Dali

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. - Pablo Picasso

We classify too much and enjoy too little. - Okakura Kakuzo

The use of expressive colors is felt to be one of the basic elements of the modern mentality, an historical necessity, beyond choice. - Henri Matisse

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. - Salvador Dali

I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks. - Andy Warhol

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own. - Charles Dickens

He was my one and only master!.. I spent years studying them.. Cezanne! He was like the father of us all. - Pablo Picasso

I've never had an easy relationship with critics. I hold a lot of homicide in my heart. If this was another time, I'd be packing a piece. - Jim Dine

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul. - Henri Matisse

I destroy things every day in the act of working and often recall a picture I had considered finished in order to rework it. - Frank Auerbach

My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person. - Andy Warhol

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. - Salvador Dali

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. - Pablo Picasso

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves they have a better idea." - John Ciard

One can never study nature too much and too hard. - Vincent van Gogh

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider?s web. - Pablo Picasso

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. - Salvador Dali

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. - Andy Warhol

The art of a people is the true mirror to their minds. - Jawaharlal Nehru

There is no must in art because art is free. - Wassily Kandinsky

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. - Paul Gauguin

Creativity exists more in the searching than in the finding. - Stephen Nachmanovich

The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness. - Robert Delaunay

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. - Leonardo da Vinci

Art is nature seen in the light of its formal significance. - Leo Stein

There's really very little one can do about a lot of things. You just accept them. The point is you just have to keep on working and you just have to keep on living. - Jim Dine

When I paint I am ageless, I just have the pleasure or the difficulty of painting. - Francis Bacon

If I can get them to think, get them to feel, get them to see, then I've done about all that I can as a teacher. - W. Eugene Smith

The only rule in art is what works. - Lee Fleming

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. - Salvador Dali

Mistakes  - never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. - Salvador Dali

Skill is less important than awareness. - Graham Collier

Genius, unlike virtuosity, is judged by the greatness of results, not by the brilliance of performance. - Vincent Tomas

In the brush doing what it's doing, it will stumble on what one couldn't do by oneself. - Robert Motherwell

The Cubist group of whom you speak experiments only in line, giving color a secondary place, and not a constructional one. - Robert Delaunay

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. - Andy Warhol

I like boring things. - Andy Warhol

Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication. - Claus Oldenburg

In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. - Andy Warhol

This reality is endowed with Vastness (we see as far as the stars), and it then becomes Rhythmic Simultaneity. - Robert Delaunay

I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic. - Andy Warhol

I have never been able to carry out any work coolly. On the contary, it is done, so to speak with my own blood. - Jim Dine

I am a deeply superficial person. - Andy Warhol

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France

When curiosity is alive, we are attracted to many things; we discover many worlds. - Eric Booth

Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird? - Pablo Picasso

What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race. - Amedeo Modigliani

Once you 'got' Pop, you could never see a sign again the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again. - Andy Warhol

There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad. - Salvador Dali

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning. - Andy Warhol

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. - Camille Pissarro

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. - Albert Einstein

The most exciting thing is not doing it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it, it's much more exciting. - Andy Warhol

Civilization is what makes you sick. - Paul Gauguin

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J. K. Rowling

This is either a forgery or a damn clever original. - Frank Sullivan

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. - Paul Cezanne

I am unable to make any distinction between the feeling I get from life and the way I translate that feeling into painting. - Henri Matisse

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures. - Henry Ward Beecher

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant. - Salvador Dali

Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do its bidding. - Pablo Picasso

The men I painted were all in extreme situations, and the scream is a transcription of their pain. - Francis Bacon

Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master. - Leonardo da Vinci

You are lost the instant you know what the result will be - Juan Gris

A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood. - Tchaikovsky

This synchronous action then will be the Subject, which is the representative harmony. - Robert Delaunay

Art is a harmony parallel with nature. - Paul C?zanne

Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation. - Max Ernst

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, 'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money. - Andy Warhol

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. - Francis Bacon

I look at hundreds of very different, contrasting images and I pinch details from them, rather like people who eat from other people?s plates. - Francis Bacon

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad. - Salvador Dali

Seeing is in itself a movement. - Robert Delaunay

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible. - Andy Warhol

To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life. - Egon Schiele

Painting is the same kind of problem as unfolding a long, sustained interlocked argument.... It is a proposition commanded by a single unity of conception. - Winston Churchill

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. - Henri Matisse

I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds. - Egon Schiele

A goal is a dream with a deadine. - Author Unknkown

I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is "In 15 minutes everybody will be famous." - Andy Warhol

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility. - Pablo Picasso

Land really is the best art. - Andy Warhol

All my life I have worked to be able to earn my living, but I thought that one could do good painting without attracting attention to one's private life. The pleasure must be found in the work. - Paul Cezanne

As a rule, someone who has difficulty with painting in any medium is not prepared to believe that the real trouble is ignorance of drawing and composition. - William Herring

The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet. - Andy Warhol

When I paint, the sea roars. The others splash about in the bath. - Salvador Dali

I am out to introduce a psychic shock into my painting, one that is always motivated by pictorial reasoning: that is to say, a fourth dimension. - Marc Chagall

Never trust an art dealer who'll sit in a room for more than ten minutes with a crooked picture. - Brett Whiteley

Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about. There is almost nothing you can say that holds up as a generalization... - Roy Lichtenstein

When having my portrait painted I don't want justice, I want mercy. - Billy Hughes

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. - Salvador Dali

I do not think that obsession is funny or that not being able to stop one's intensity is funny. - Jim Dine

Seurat sought for the primary laws. Cezanne demolished the whole of painting since its beginnings. - Robert Delaunay

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. - Anna Freud

You can't express inspiration without skill. - Stephen Nachmanovich

I shut my eyes in order to see. - Paul Gauguin

The aim of the painting is that the eye should find out what it likes. - Joanna Field

Painting gave meaning to my life which without it it would not have had. - Francis Bacon

The idea of the vital movement of the world and its movement is simultaneity. - Robert Delaunay

What is one to think of those fools who tell one that the artist is always subordinate to nature? Art is in harmony parallel with nature. - Paul Cezanne

Painting gave meaning to my life which without it it would not have had. - Francis Bacon

Painting is by nature a luminous language. - Robert Delaunay

To be an artist is to believe in life. - Henry Moore

I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs. - Andy Warhol

An empty canvas is a living wonder.. far lovelier than certain pictures. - Wassily Kandinsky

I don't do drugs. I am drugs. - Salvador Dali

You could say that I have no inspiration, that I only need to paint. - Francis Bacon

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty? - Paul Gauguin

Let my enemies devour each other. - Salvador Dali