I agree, @garyw Gary, with your thoughts about an untapped market for modesty priced art, and that artists should expect to be adequately compensated for their work. The "starving artist" mindset only serves the buyer. I paid $250 for a framed print that I gave to my daughter.at Christmas time. She loves the print, and she'd like to decorate more of her walls with original pieces.
I agree, also that we need to do more to make people aware of DPW. To that end, I save/pin what I feel are the "best" paintings to a board on Pinterest, and I tell people about DPW. I also have the DPW widget on my blog. But I could do more to raise awareness of the site.
I think we all benefit when artists like Barbara Schilling and Nancy Paris Pruden sell their art on DPW for "modest" prices IN ADDITION to their sales of larger, higher priced pieces. Others may be doing this as well. On Friday, I plan to attend the opening of an exhibit of "small art work" at a gallery in Woodbury, MN. I'm curious about the public's response to small format artworks, and I am curious about prices and sales. I also hope to learn that this showing is not the first nor the the last exhibit of small artworks at this gallery.
I'm interested in knowing what other DPW artists are doing to market their work and connect it to DPW.
@davidmarine are there stats about "new" visitors to the site? What percentage of visitors are new every week/month?