Rise Art is an online gallery here to help connect great, talented contemporary artists with their network of collectors who range from private customers, trade clients, Interior Designers and corporate clients. They want to make great quality artwork accessible to everyone regardless of their knowledge, taste or budget without the fear of being intimidated, ripped off or stuck with something they don’t like!
Rebecca is the Curator at Rise Art. She is responsible for recruiting talented emerging artists to the site and manages Rise Art’s board of Insiders. She also advises corporate companies and private individuals on their art collections.
Having taken a career break from the Art World (she previously worked for a Modern British/Contemporary private art dealer) of almost 3 years due to some pretty tricky babies (horrendous reflux – no need to explain further!) she was beginning to get itchy feet when fate intervened and a friend of hers in the art world told her about a start-up called Rise Art, who were looking for a curator.
“Rise Art was a complete change for me, instead of dealing with art based around the £500,000 – £1 million mark, I was suddenly surrounded by really affordable, yet brilliant artworks. As a result, my relationship with art changed and I became excited again because for once, I could actually afford to own some of the work that I was selling! It was new, exciting and rewarding dealing with these emerging artists as well as the more established ones.”
Rebecca with her two children.
With Rise Art, you can buy or rent from thousands of works by some of the most exciting up-and-coming and established contemporary artists practising today – every one of them hand-picked by their expert team of art insiders. That’s a lot of choice, of course, which is why they’ve made sure you can quickly search for exactly the sort of thing you’re looking for, whether you’re décor-matching, starting a collection or just trying to stick to a budget.
You can even create your own tailor-made shortlist of recommendations by taking their art quiz. As you explore Rise Art, and start to follow their artists and favourite the pieces that you like, they’ll update your list with recommendations that match your tastes. (And if you don’t trust the computer to do it, they have real-life human advisors just a phone call or email away.)
One of my friends Harriet Hoult is one of Rise Art’s artists. I love her abstract colourful designs.
Along The River, by Harriet Hoult
When you find an artwork you like, you can buy it – and frame it – quickly and easily in their online store (or, if you want to try it out first and see it first hand, why not rent it?). And if it turns up and you hate it? No worries; just send it back, for free.
I have asked her to select a few pieces for a family living room and a kids bedroom. (All descriptions her own).
Art For Family Living Room
His work combines intricate elements of collage with finely painted details to create a unique visual language.
This work may at first look like a painting, but it is actually an aerial photograph taken from a very low flying helicopter over Utah salt flats.
She is a brilliant draughtsman, with an international reputation, who works in pencil, pen, watercolour and mixed media to produce wonderfully, delicate cityscapes which capture Metropolitan existence to the full.
Art for Kids Bedroom
A French photographer whose works are witty and playful. He cleverly uses elements from our everyday environment – pavements, flowers, mobile phones and turns them on their head in an unexpected, funny and often touching ways.
Website : ASOS (White Collection)
Shop : Katie & Jo, Parsons Green, London
Restaurant : Medlar, Kings Road, London
Hotel : Coco Point Lodge, Barbuda, Carribean
Holiday destination : Tangier, Morocco
Parenting Tip : “Hair Spray is a miracle for getting felt tip, biro, crayons etc off any wall, cabinet, woodwork, leather furniture. Simply spray on and wipe off with Kitchen paper! Saved me on numerous occasions.”