Scotland's Artists started in March 2003 following on from a conversation that noted that there was not a Directory/listing of artists who lived and worked in Scotland. As I was becoming interested in creating a website it seemed like the ideal subject to tackle. Working full time I was only able to treat this as a hobby but over the coming years, after a slow start, the number of artists who have joined has grown steadily to over 339 (currently) and the website is now visited by a substantial number of people (not hits which give a false impression) and is also used by several galleries around the UK to source artwork for exhibitions.
Fast forward to January 2012 and the decision was taken to place Scotland's Artists on a more formal footing. This would enable us to move from a free listing website to one that was able to offer a range of additional services to our members. A year and a few months later I retired from my job as an ICT Technician at a school in North Lanarkshire to concentrate on Scotland's Artists full time.
From the outset it has always been Free for artists to join and that will always be the case.
The services we offer include:
Artist listing (including Scottish artists now working away from Scotland)
Giclée quality printing
Graphic art quality greeting cards in a range of sizes
Website hosting and building
Starting soon Original Artwork sales
Our main aim has always been to promote Scottish Art and the intention is for that to continue for many years to come.