Thursday, May 26, 2016

Collecting Art - From An Artists Perspective




Flamenco Dancer in Red © Kristye Addison Dudley
Painting ready to ship to it's new home.



Art in itself is a subjective and very personal experience. The proprietors of the work, the collectors, have such a large impact on the art world. There is something for everyone, but finding your perfect match is not always so easy to do when there is so much to choose from.

Some of my proudest moments in my art career stem from finding a new collector. Someone who "gets me." As an artist I have found my collectors making such a positive impact on my work not only financially, but by providing creative confidence. When an artist and collector find a match, it can be one of the most important components to an artist sustained career.

I have also noticed that there is one common thread to my collectors, they like my work. This may sound so simple, but it really is. I have met buyers who search for the latest and greatest celebrity artists or masters for bragging rights. I can completely see the pride one can get from that, like searching for buried treasure. But, I think that most buyers, connect with the art to the point that they "just can leave it."

To help in your search, check out Invaluable's blog In Good Taste,  featuring art and tips on building your own collection. I hope you find your perfect match.

Happy Hunting,
Kristye


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Friday, July 17, 2015

The Soloist By Contemporary Fine Artist Kristye Addison Dudley

The Soloist © Kristye Addison Dudley


The art show was a success! I had a really nice turn out and my darling husband, showed up with my biggest cheerleaders flowers in their little hands. It was so sweet.

I have had lots of intrest from the show and new sales. The count down to Italy has offically started.

Be blessed,
Kristye
  
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Red Mum Floral Art by Contemporary Artist Kristye Addison Dudley

 
Red Mum © Kristye Addison Dudley

I have got some news! We are are moving to Italy! We will be there for three years and I am so excited about this experience. I am not as excited about packing, but it is giving me a chance to look through my work and reflect on my growth.

I am currently painting for my final US show and preparing to sell and store my artwork. Here is a new work for the show painted with palette knife on a canvas board. 

Be blessed,
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Friday, May 22, 2015

AFC Vision Boards | Kristye Addison Dudley




I had the opportunity to help my Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader friends with a bonding craft for their summer retreat. I often pull inspiration from magazines and printed materials for my work and to set goals for myself. The ladies on the team, used my instructional video to create their own vision boards. Try one yourself, they are really fun and a great use of all the old magazines you have lying around.

Best of luck to this years AFC.
Cheers to you,
Kristye

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

It's a small world after all | Contemporary Artist Kristye Addison Dudley

I just taught my first palette knife class. It was such a great experience. I covered my basic techniques and tricks like dry painting and wet mixing. I am looking forward to my next class in August.



It's a small world after all...

The time has come! We are having our first Disney family vacation!!! We will be celebrating KJ's 5th day there.

We surprised her with the trip. We took cupcakes to her classroom for her school party. Then we gave her some Minnie Mouse ears and told her we were on our way to DisneyWorld the next day!

We had the most amazing trip and we are already thinking about going again.

Be blessed,
Kristye

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Monday, March 16, 2015

March Madness | Kristye Addison Dudley

Block Park Sketch for Painting Concepts © Kristye Addison Dudley
 We are doing a little spring cleaning and I am finding so many fun sketches like this one. We are also planning for our first family trip to Disney World! I am so excited!!! Our kids don't know yet, and not telling them is so much fun. 

This sketch was made in 2004 or 2005 while I was working on a number of bright figurative paintings. I may recreate this one with dancers with a palette knife. I have a feeling after Disney this will be fitting.

Be Blessed,
Kristye 

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Accord by Contemporary Fine Artist Kristye Addison dudley

Accord © by Kristye Addison Dudley


Love is in the air. Being a military wife brings new appreciation to holidays. In 2013 my husband was deployed for every holiday from Dec 2012 to Mid July 2013. Which included my sons first Christmas, New Years Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, my daughters 3rd bday, my husband's birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, my 40th birthday, all long weekends and of course Valentines Day.

So this year I am going to hold him extra tight and celebrate how much I love him.

Be blessed,
Kristye
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