Art Galleries Direct is one of the UK’s largest sources of affordable original art. The growth of the Internet and the ease of online shopping has made the process of sourcing and buying art, quick and easy. There are also significant savings to be made. Almost all galleries now supply no quibble return policies and free delivery.
Art Galleries Direct was founded in 2005 by a UK web developer who wanted to demonstrate a working ‘shop’ to his clients. He began working with just a handful of Indonesian artists and stored the art in his home. Over years the number of galleries and artists represented has grew and AGD now has hundreds of paintings available for next day delivery.
Last year Art Galleries Direct expanded its range to include some amazing work by more famous Balinese artists. They even held a ‘real world’ exhibition at the Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK. The exhibition included paintings by Sony Santosa, Ketut Rudi, Bagus and Azis Onassis as well as a number of new modern artists.
Whilst Art Galleries Direct has always been a purely online retailer, the exhibition was held as a result of positive feedback from customers who had purchased paintings online and been amazed at the outstanding quality. According to the owner, Rob Maynard, customers often seem to be genuinely surprised that the art is of such a high standard. Many think that because it’s a lot less expensive than conventional gallery prices, it will be of an inferior quality. This is not the case at all – we just don’t have the high overheads associated with running a retail gallery.
Using the Internet, a customer can view hundreds of original paintings and have them delivered directly to their door. Art Galleries Direct buys directly from the artists in volume and passes the savings onto the customer. They cut out the middle men and allow excellent artists to benefit from wide exposure of their work. By keeping overheads low and quality high, Art Galleries Direct can sell premium paintings for less than gallery prices.
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