HugoFox.com the place to be for up-and-coming local artists
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A number of artists across the South have been using local listings site HugoFox.com as a means of selling their work, advertising their events and listing their services, enticing commissions and promoting their work online.
Local sculptor, Jim Poolman, was one of the first to use HugoFox.com to market his art: Having created a number of impressive sculptures using old horseshoes, recycled metal and construction materials, instead of investing in an expensive website, he found HugoFox.com a simple way to promote his work, and his talent to the masses.
His ‘Snake amongst the rushes’ was created in 1990 and is on sale for £400, with a share of the profits going to cleft palate research. He has broken the world record for number of horseshoes used in a single sculpture with his current masterpiece, which has outgrown his workshop several times over – and it’s not even near completion.
Jim isn’t the only creative type to embrace HugoFox.com, with Overton-based artist Arabella Ross also a fan of the website and keen to encourage others to use the easy-listing service:
“This website has provided people with a simple way to market their works and raise their profiles in their local area and beyond. It’s clean, advert-free and professional, and very easy to use for listing services and skills as well as events and workshops taking place nearby.”
Indeed, currently taking place is an Open Studio at Headley Community Shop, which runs until 20th May 2012 from 11am-5pm. Local artists Gill Banks, Dorothy Collard, Val Tierney and Sue Crook are the first to exhibit their work at the newly completed Community Room. All visitors are welcome to pop in for a look around and a chat.
In Corsham Wiltshire, and running until the 12th May, the Cloth Road Arts Trail features artists Jeremy Haslam and Jane Johnson, who will be showing work alongside members of Corsham Arts Society. There’s a range on display, from ceramics, large colourful abstracts, watercolours and photomontage.
With everything from Photoshop lessons to wondrous markets with lots of goodies for sale. If you’ve got an artistic eye and fancy filling that space on the wall/dresser with something captivating – head to Art on the Street in Maidenhead, Berkshire for the chance to haggle with the stall-holder, pick up a bargain or just enjoy the hustle and bustle as well as helping to raise the profile of arts in the area.
There’s buckets more to see and do at HugoFox.com. Just click here for more information.