For 2 years now American artist and marketer Andrea Kendall has run her popular Mini Mystery Art Sale over 30 day periods, this year selling 40 paintings in just 30 days! Inspired by Andrea, I reached out to her to share about how I had adopted her Mystery Art Sale idea. It was a wonderful success for me to say the least. I sold 37 paintings in a month, increased my follower engagement, got local press coverage and even used the challenge to help secure an exhibition! In this video myself and Andrea sit down and chat about our experience, practical tips for other artists who would like to try the challenge and what we learned from it personally and artistically.

Thank you so much to everyone who bought a painting or participated in any way! It has been a hugely encouraging experience and I hope you all enjoyed it.

Participate in my first mystery interactive art buying experience!
I’m setting myself a big challenge and painting a series of paintings over 30 days for the month of November that you can pre-order for just €40 including worldwide postage. But there is a catch, you don’t know which painting you’re getting until you pick one out from my Instagram posts!

Each painting will be entirely unique in my usual style and the fun starts when you join in the fun of calling “dibs!” on the piece you want on my Instagram page when I post a new painting daily. You’ll have to decide quickly because someone else may call dibs first! ⠀⠀⠀
The paintings will be 7″x 5″ newly created original paintings on paper in 10″ x 8″ cotton white mounts with backing so you can fit them into standard ready made frames. The mounts are lignin-free, alkaline-sized, pH neutral and calcium carbonate buffered to enhance its useful lifespan by minimising the effect of atmospheric pollutants. Progress on the series will be posted on Instagram daily starting 1st November 2019 for 30 days. Pieces will be posted out on a weekly basis depending on paint and varnish drying times or available for pick up or hand delivery.⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ll post on Instagram daily, but at different times. Turn on Instagram post notifications so you don’t miss anything.⠀⠀⠀⠀
When you see a painting you like be the first one to comment “dibs!”* under it and it will be set aside for you. You can go back and comment “dibs” on a painting from previous days if it hasn’t been claimed yet. Or, just wait and be surprised with your mystery piece at the end of the 30 days. ⠀⠀
Purchase your mystery painting now for €40! Price includes worldwide shipping.
*You can only call “dibs” on a piece if you have already purchased a pre-sale painting through the “Buy Now” PayPal button below.
Should you have any problems using the PayPal link please let me know. You can also purchase through bank transfer if you wish. Please contact me for bank details.

To grab the painting you like just write “dibs” in the comments under the painting on Instagram, if you are the first then it’s yours!

You will be added to my email mailing list so I can keep you updated during the Mystery Art Sale and of my other projects, but you are free to unsubscribe at any time.


Preview all the paintings from the Mystery Art Collection here