Artists to watch in 2014: Part One
Happy new year everyone!
Just a quick note to thank you for your support in 2013. It was a huge year for us, with the launch of our app, several pop up exhibitions, exciting new artists, and great media coverage. We’d like to thank everyone who joined Bluethumb in 2013, or bought a painting, or shared a piece of art on Facebook, or talked about Bluethumb to their friends – and of course many thanks must go to our talented artists, since we wouldn’t exist without you. Thank you!
Here are the first five of the 20 Bluethumb artists we’re pretty excited to see more of in 2014, in no particular order.
1. Xiaoying Cheng
Xiaoying Cheng is one of Bluethumb’s newest artists, and his talent is enormous. Educated at RMIT, his work has touches of Vincent van Gogh. This painting is called Dreamscape II, and you can buy it now for $900.
2. Jacky Murtaugh
Jacky Murtaugh is an award-winning contemporary artist from Adelaide, new to Bluethumb. We’re very glad to have her on board. This painting is Inner Storm, and you can buy it now for $800.
3. Rob Kennedy
Rob Kennedy is a modern realist, whose paintings are painstakingly detailed and sometimes veer into the surreal. This work is called Interception at Angels 55, and you can buy it now for just $180.
4. Kathy Duronio
Kathy Duronio’s painting style is full of personality, capturing moments in time with humour and humanity. This painting is called Corporate Lunch and you can buy it now for $950.
5. Ben Tankard
Ben Tankard is one of Bluethumb’s bestselling artists. Hailing from the Blue Mountains and known for his surrealist landscapes, he was also a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran portrait prize this year. This painting is called I Didn’t Understand Then, I Don’t Understand Now and you can buy it now for $450.
Update: Part Two of our top 20 artists to watch in 2014, is up now.
Artists to watch in 2014: Part Two