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CraftMe proudly announces: New Zealand’s artist painting auctioned for $4000
A painting by a local New Zealand artist has fetched 4000 NZD at an online auction.
An oil painting by a Devonport artist Daryl Lex Price was sold for 4000 NZD, a record high price for contemporary and modern paintings by a Kiwi artist on CraftMe
The oil painting, called “The Truth of Alice”, has been sold at CraftMe New Zealand by the artist, only a few weeks after listing his artwork on the website. Price’s collection of artwork on CratMe.co valued at a total of 100,000 NZD. (Click here to read more).
The painting shows rural New Zealand countryside, ”A woman in white waits... locked in the remote countryside asylum for the visitor who never arrives” describe D. Price.
"The buyer wishes to remain anonymous; I can only tell that he is from Queenstown area. I am very pleased with the results. Presenting my art online is the only way to reach people in other areas, rather than just presenting in Auckland and Wellington. I opened my online gallery on CraftMe in a few minutes and got high results on Google searches in a matter of days. If it worked for me, it can work for other art and craft people. It is a great wake up call to my fellow artists: “If you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got.”
“The price is a new record for CraftMe, an online marketplace for emerging artists and crafters in New Zealand” said Roy Rodriguez, the founder and the manager of CratMe.co.
“CraftMe is a growing collection of online galleries, allowing local artists to showcase their work in a quick and affordable way, while they gain high ranking on Google and other search engines.”
“We are so excited with this first major sale”, adds Rodriguez. “We hope to attract more local artists and help them to present their artwork on CraftMe, while creating a vibrant marketplace for arts and crafts. Artists in New Zealand must understand that they have to adopt new technologies and advertise their artwork on the internet. Exhibiting in galleries gains only a local exposure, while going online gets the artist national and international exposure. This publicity cannot be achieved by a small local gallery”.
“With more new members joining us every day, we are expecting exciting times ahead. The website is growing, we add more content, and continue the development of the project” says Rodriguez.
“We have international members from China, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA and other countries. Our ranking on Google around the globe is very high. These valued members found CraftMe.co and registered with us, simply because they are in the market for New Zealand art. Why not offering them your art, if they are interested in seeing it? Let us help you with that, summarise Rodriguez.
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