Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) April 05, 2012 -- StartledArt is Sydney based Lena Peacock's brand spanking new baby, which officially launched this month. With a background in arts curatorship, she was sick of wasting hours trawling through outdated websites selling ridiculously expensive artworks that wouldn't even ship to Australia. She wanted a site that only sold affordable artworks created by emerging Australian artists that only shipped within Australia, as well as a site that was curated to keep out the mass produced simply embarrassing stuff. After realising there wasn't a site like this, she decided to make it herself and so StartledArt was born.
"It was an exciting process to create StartledArt and a steep learning curve contacting artists to see if they were interested, developing the website and spreading the word. Even more exciting was the first sale" says Lena, Director of StartledArt. She hopes StartledArt continues to grow as more and more Australian artists want to be a part of StartledArt. Lena has been involved in the arts world for over eight years and graduated from The University of Sydney with a Master of Arts (Curatorship and Modern Art).
"If you are an emerging Australian artist creating unique, inspiring, striking or quirky art under $1000 I'd love you to submit your artwork to my site" says Lena. She also hopes that through StartledArt you can begin your own collection of quality Australian art on your walls at home.
Some of the current artists include Jessica Brennan, Pip Design, Lucia Ondrusova, Jane Tyrrell and Sole Cola. The artists range from artists who have just graduated to more established, but still emerging Australia artists. A variety of mediums are represented on StartledArt with sculpture, photography, mixed media, illustration and more. Postage is included in the cost of each artwork and StartledArt aims to simplify the buying and selling process.