Well its been over a week since launch so I thought it time for an update.
The site and its associated social media have received a great deal of traffic and exposure - helped partly by the facebook and google ad campaigns but mostly from my friends, family and colleagues, past and present, - thank-you!
Feedback has been fantastic as well - lots of likes and follows and people seem to really like the artwork. There have also been a lot of follows, favourites and good comments from fellow artists on social media and in person - which is really appreciated.
Sales have been a little slow, which is to be expected, but there is at least one potential commission already and my Limited Edition prints have been taken up by the Rippingham Art Gallery which is fantastic.
A real side benefit of the last months work on the site and social media is I have re-engaged with my enthusiasm for the web and technology! So I am more actively pursuing contract work in this area which is great. But what I am looking forward to most is getting on with my art and the ideas that have been formenting while putting all this together!
The one piece of feedback that has given me most pause for thought is for more information about me - obviously I have set this all up behind a persona, partly because I prefer the separation of art from the artist (you can view the art too much through the lens of the person and the assumptions that come with it otherwise). Also the art should be able to stand on its own. This is also because of my old school internet anonymity background - which I understand goes very much against the grain these days!
Thoughts and comments on whether I should provide more information on who I am would be appreciated!