Wonderful Partnership with Crate and Barrel/Ugallery

Jane Robinson original abstract painting

Crate and Barrel has partnered with Ugallery to offer their clients original art!  Even more exciting is that one of the selected artists is ME!

This collaboration between the three has turned out to be even more successful than any of us thought….at least me.

In the spring of 2017 they asked for a beginning portfolio of 12 paintings and then asked for more as our collection was depleted.  I was just asked to provide another six painting just a few ago and now I just received this message:

 

Hi Jane,

I hope this email finds you well. Crate and Barrel has requested more art from you! They have asked for seven more paintings.

 

Of course there was more in the email but receiving this kind of email is the best.  No, I take that back…receiving a message that says “your art has been sold” is the best.

All artwork in stored in the artist’s studio.   Ugallery has sent a variety of professional padded art shipping boxes to keep on hand, plus marketing material, thank you materials, etc.   When an email arrives that X painting has sold, you have 48 hours to get it out to the FedEx office for shipping.  Easy Peasy.  Next, you get a check in the mail.

Now you know why I love this arrangement.  I get to paint and they do all the selling.  I just create and get paid.   What a wonderful world I live in.

Corporate Art

More and more corporations, hospitals, professional offices and others have discovered the benefit of having original art in their space.  It speaks volumes.  It says that their organization is original, high end, the best.

The more business(s) that have displayed my work, the more work comes my way.

Abstract work is especially popular because it is non-political, does not insult any religious views or ethnicity.   Large pieces are the most impactful.   Small pieces seem to get lost in a space and frankly do not make the statement they are hoping for.  Thinking of updating your space?  Think abstract. Think large. abstract painting by artist Jane Robinson

A commissioned piece for a new client

artist Jane Robinson, abstract painting

 

This was such  fun creating this painting.

Sometimes creating a commissioned painting can be very frustrating.  The client has one idea of what they want and I need the freedom to create organically.  When we both agree to work together without stringent expectations we both are exited with the end product.

Luckily this client was a joy to work with and when she picked up her pieces she was overjoyed.  This is an image of the paintings hung in her space.  Actually the colors are more vivid in real life.

Rene Olstead inspiration

Modern painting, abstract, Jane Robinson
Title ?????

 

I’ve been in the studio today and this is one of my finished paintings to take to Chicago.    While painting this I was listening to a fantastic jazz singer, Rene Olstead.  I far I can see she only has released two albums.  I NEED more.  She is fantastic.  However she is best known as an actress, often on T.V. sitcoms. 

This recent work remains untitled.  Any suggestions?

 

Nothing but the Blame

abstract art, modern art, artist Jane Robinson, painting, original art, canvas

Another painting created while listening to Rene Olstead.  It was a rainy day and time for a full day in the studio.  My habit is to play my favorite (or recently discovered) musicians with headphones to get the full effect, have a bottle of water near by and begin to paint with no idea where it will go or what the end results will be.  This particular painting was created while listening to her album “Skylark” and this song in particular, “Nothing but the blame”.

This painting measures 36 X48″, $1,800 abstract art, modern art, artist Jane Robinson, painting, original art, canvas

Chills and Fever

Jane Robinson Abstract painting

I’ve been in the studio quite a bit. With Crate and Barrel requesting more work, more  commission work than ever, Ugallery asking for more…plus getting ready for the Chicago One of a Kind Show, December 7-10.   I will posting some of my newest work throughout the next few weeks.  This  painting is titled “Chills and Fever”  first published in 1964 and sung by Tom Jones.  A recent song titled “Chills and Fever” has been released by Samantha Fish.  A DEFINITE check it out. S

 

Jane Robinson Abstract painting

 

Crate and Barrel partnership

modern art, contemporary art, abstract art, painting, canvas, jazz

It’s been a busy summer in the studio.  I was notified in May that I was selected as one of twenty-eight artists to begin selling original art through Crate and Barrel.  Yay!  But…they wanted 12 paintings by June 1st.  Wow.  Well I got busy painting.  But painting the work is only a small part of the project.  I then had to photograph each painting in high resolution and five shots of each painting…one main and four quadrants.  This is not an easy task.  Once you get the details correct in each photo you then have to upload to the site and answer about 10  questions for each painting.  This was done for each of the twelve paintings. Whew!

Then in June they asked for another twelve.  Repeat the process.

Now they have asked for another six by today’s date.  Mission accomplished.

The best part is…my work is selling regularly.  Pleased.  Humb

Jane Robinson _ Crate and Barrel

Press Release:   UGallery (http://www.ugallery.com), the premier curated online art marketplace, and Crate and Barrel, the industry-leading home furnishings retailer, today announced a partnership to exhibit and sell UGallery original artwork at crateandbarrel.com. The exclusive collection presents one-of-a-kind artworks by 28 top emerging artists from around the country.

“Our goal is to elevate home life for our customers into an emotional and aesthetic experience,” said Crate and Barrel President and Chief Merchant Steve “Woody” Woodward. “We are excited to add the energy of original art to our assortment for customers, and we are proud to support emerging artists across the country through our new partnership with UGallery and this exclusively curated collection.”

modern art, contemporary art, abstract art, painting, canvas, jazz

https://www.crateandbarrel.com/artists-and-designers/jane-robinson/1