Bluethumb is Australia's
online art gallery.

Where art buyers connect with Australia's emerging and established artists. You'll only find original art for sale here.

Welcome to Bluethumb,
the Home of Australian Artists.

Founded
in 2012

We represent over 11,000 emerging and established artists from Australia and work with 20 of Australia's most remote Aboriginal Art Centres to give you access to more Australian artists and their art than anywhere else in the world.

We have sold over 30,000 original Australian artworks to everyone; from first time art buyers to established collectors and Australia's finest architecture firms.

But this is just the first chapter in our story.

We make discovering artists
& buying art easy

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Free 7 day returns.

Return freight included.

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Australia wide.

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Art Money & Lay-by.

Support Aussie Artists

By buying original art,

from local artists.

(CreativeWork) Petite pink wisteria 102x102 framed large textured abstract flowers  by Sophie Lawrence. Acrylic Paint. Shop online at Bluethumb.

Artist, Current Best Seller 2020

Sophie Lawrence

Sophie Lawrence

ACT, Australia

"Bluethumb has given me a platform to show Australia and the world my art. It takes the farty out of arty! Since joining last year, my life has completely changed and I've become a full time artist. The team are fantastic and gorgeous. My dream is to bring affordable art and colour to homes all around Australia and the world and Bluethumb is helping make that happen."

(CreativeWork) Time-based Limited Edition Print: Werrong with Pink and Blue Ed. 2 of 10 by Kim Leutwyler. Print. Shop online at Bluethumb.

Artist, 3x Archibald Prize Finalist

Kim Leutwyler

Kim Leutwyler

NSW, Australia

"Bluethumb is comprised of a team that really looks after their artists and collectors. They invest in projects to help their artists stretch and grow. Creating a Bluethumb profile is a no-brainer for any emerging artist who’d like to reach a broad audience and build a community of creators whom they have the option to connect with."

(CreativeWork) Unpopular Penguin 424 by Ben Tankard. Acrylic Paint. Shop online at Bluethumb.

Artist, Hawkesbury Art Prize Winner 2019

Ben Tankard

Ben Tankard

NSW, Australia

"I would (and do) recommend Bluethumb to any Australian artists I meet. Free to join and easy to use, Bluethumb reaches a large audience in Australia and internationally. Bluethumb organise the shipping and payments. They’ve been great to work with over the past 5 or so years, organising many commissions for me and finding many new buyers for my artworks. Can’t recommend them highly enough."

(CreativeWork) Let It Happen by Marnie McKnight. Oil Paint. Shop online at Bluethumb.

Artist, Most Popular Artist 2019

Marnie McKnight

Marnie McKnight

NSW, Australia

"Bluethumb has provided me with so many tools and opportunities and encouraged me to move forward as a full time artist. The team are always on hand and continue to support and help me grow. I recommend every artist I meet to join the Bluethumb community - it truly is one of the easiest ways to get your art out there!"

(CreativeWork) The Morning Stare by Aidan Weichard. Mixed Media. Shop online at Bluethumb.

Artist, Rising Star 2019

Aidan Weichard

Aidan Weichard

VIC, Australia

"Bluethumb has been an invaluable platform for me to sell my art. It has allowed me to step into my art career full-time, giving me the confidence and audience to sell my work. The team are nothing short of incredible, from communication, instigating commissions and all the behind the scenes work they do to help promote mine and so many other artists work"

Founding Story

We started out in 2012, with a mission to empower Australia’s artists and open up the world of original art to everyday collectors. We were very small, with no funding and the odds against us.

Everyone told us it was impossible. Established art galleries and those in the industry scoffed at the notion of buying art online, of treating all artists equally and allowing collectors to trust their own judgement. We thought it made sense and launched anyway.

But more than that we didn’t want Australia to have to wait until our artists made it into a national gallery, or worse, for artists to have to die to discover their stories (like so many in history).

And so Bluethumb was born.

As Co-Founder and CEO I still remember that moment when we sold our first painting online. The high fives. The elation. And the tiny little website technology feature we built with the proceeds. 30,000+ Australian artworks sold later, and not much has changed. Only the power and scale of the technology and size of the community we’ve built. Now we have over 11,000 independent Australian artists, including many from remote and unique Aboriginal art centres deep in Australia’s harshest deserts and national parks.

We still invest 100% of our proceeds back into building technology that improves the lives of Australian artists, and Australia’s arts ecosystem. We still exist in service of our artists.

And we are still small in the scheme of things with a huge journey ahead. So thank you for being a part of it. Even if it was just taking the time to read this incredibly long founding story!

Welcome to Bluethumb.

Our Team

George & Edward Hartley

Co-founders

Sheeraz Haider

VP Sales

Alexandra Stavrou

Interior Designer & Trade Sales

Amelia Davis

Art Advisor

Julian Casson

Marketing Manager

Freddy Grant

PR & Comms Manager

Grace Wye

Content & Gallery Assistant

Megan George

Content Coordinator & Photography

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