Ilkley, West Yorkshire United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 24, 2011 -- We're all aware of the current 'doom and gloom' surrounding the UK's finances, but one Ilkley art shop is delighted to announce that they are experiencing a big increase in world wide sales thanks to their online art supplies shop. Since the 1960s, the Art Shop in Ilkley, have been selling art supplies UK wide, but since launching the online side of the business they've seen global sales go through the roof. Steve Tennant, store owner, said: 'We're delighted with the boost in sales that our online store has given us. I put it down to the huge range of materials we supply and our experience and knowledge of the art world. This means we can also advise our customers on the best products for them, putting us a step ahead of our online competitors.'
The Art Shop's online range of art supplies UK plus international brands at fantastic prices is obviously a winning combination as far as their customers are concerned. 'We stock all the best quality, well-known brands. Windsor and Newton, Loxely Canvases, Daler Rowney, Kolinsky brushes â" our range is huge.' Customer service is also something Steve takes great pride in: 'We aim to provide an efficient and informed service for our customers and we find the same people are shopping with us time and time again. Our long history sending art supplies UK wide means that we can offer advice to both budding artists and those who are more experienced.'
One of the highlights of the year for Steve and his colleagues is the Ilkley Art Show. This annual art extravaganza runs over two days and will be held on 12 and 13 August this year at the Winter Gardens in Ilkley. 'This year's show promises to be a real treat for artists and art lovers alike. It's a great family day out and set against the beautiful backdrop of Ilkley Moor, I can't think of a better way for artists of all ages to find inspiration,' said Steve.
This year's Ilkley Art Show will be playing host to many well-known local artists, keen to share their skills and showcase their latest work. Charles Evans, Keith Fenwick, Brenda Chappell and Nigel Overton are just a few of the artists who'll be attending. Ilkley Art Show also offers a great opportunity to try and buy quality art materials at bargain prices. 'We've got some great suppliers booked in for this year's show, including Caran D'Ache, Pro Arte and Hahnemuhle. I'm really excited that they'll be bringing their fantastic new product ranges for people to try out,' Steve said. 'We're also holding our very popular art competition which is a another great opportunity for artists to display their work to the public and other artists,' added Steve.
Of course the Art Shop will be represented at the Art Show with a stand supplying a range of their best selling selling products for customers to 'try before they buy.' 'We'll be at Ilkley Art Show with some great products at bargain prices. Our art supplies UK distribution centre holds a huge range of stock and it'll be possible for customers to order directly from our stand at the show. I'm really looking forward to the show and to meeting some of our customers and hopefully some new ones! There's always a great atmosphere at the Ilkley show and I'm sure that the quality of the work on display will be outstanding, as always,' said Steve.