Sell Your Art Online

Artist painting canvas | is the UK’s leading website gallery and offers you, the talented artist, a platform from which to sell your art online to the public, without any of the hassles of having your own website.

If you can answer “yes” to these questions, then we want you to join us and start selling art online.

  • Are you a talented artist living in any of these eligible countries?
  • Do you have three or more original paintings, sculptures, or other artworks to sell?
  • Are you prepared to take great quality photographs of your art?
  • Will you be responsible, keep your gallery up to date and take your artworks offline when you are away and cannot fulfil orders?

If you answered all questions “yes”, please read on, then apply to join us.

Key features and benefits at a glance

Feature Benefit
Free to join and start to sell art No risk to you, no upfront fees to pay for our Silver Membership, allowing you to sell up to three artworks at a time (membership fees apply to non-UK artists).
Upgrade to our Gold Membership For a payment of £30 you will become a Gold member for a year. You will be featured on the New Artists’ Home Page for a month and will be able to upload up to 150 artworks.
Fully automated admin system Create, manage and remove artworks at any time
Gallery creation Complete your artist profile, complete the artwork descriptions, take great photographs of your artworks and upload them.
Outstanding test-drive tools We have developed state-of-the-art test drive tools so customers can see how your art will appear when hanging on their walls.
Holiday management Take your entire gallery offline with one click and put it back when you return.
Robust sales alert system We alert you by text message and email when an order is placed. So you should never miss an order.
Free anti-fraud screening Selling on the Internet is a minefield. We take the risk out of selling through our fraud-screening processes. We only alert you of an order when it has passed our anti-fraud screening checks, so you can be 100% confident that you will get paid.
End-to-end order tracking Log in anytime to see the details of any sales and payment dates.
Total customer management We take care of all customer-facing questions and issues, including invoicing, VAT, payment processing and accounting.
Fast payment turnaround We pay artists by bank transfer. When you make your first sale we will ask you to provide your bank details. This is the most efficient payment method.
Fully automated invoicing system Receive invoices by email for every artwork sale.
Free search engine promotion We spend thousands of pounds each month on you, promoting your artwork in search engines such as Google, MSN and Yahoo, and on social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

How it works

We market and sell your art via this site,, the UK’s leading destination for customers wishing to buy art online. We will display, advertise and market your art online and offline, provide payment processing and credit card facilities, and work hard to bring customers to you.

Membership options

We offer two choices of membership:

Silver Membership (FREE)

Three pieces of artwork can be uploaded – you only pay when an artwork sells.

Gold Membership (£30 per year)

  • Up to 150 artworks can be uploaded.
  • Four-week feature on our New Artists homepage

At we focus on bringing customers to the website gallery. We charge a commission of 35% from the selling price you set for each artwork. This is much lower than high street gallery rates. is the UK’s leading website gallery (type “art gallery” into Google and see how high we rank in the search engine results). In addition, we spend large amounts on search engine marketing and press advertisements.

Find out more about membership levels.

Your key responsibilities

We ask that you operate your gallery professionally as follows:

  • you will package your artwork carefully and despatch it promptly when you receive an order
  • you will remove your profile from the site when you go on holiday and replace it when you get back (can be done online)
  • you will remove artworks immediately from the site when you sell them independently (can be done online)

For the full artist terms and conditions of service, please read the artist terms.

You set the price

You know how much your art sells for, so you decide the selling price of your art. We take a commission of 35% from your price. This commission covers our costs of advertising, marketing, customer services, credit card processing fees, invoicing, admin and VAT.

You are responsible for the costs of materials, packaging, and delivery to anywhere in the UK. Therefore you must set your price to include this cost. As an established artist, you probably already know how much it costs to package and deliver your style of artworks. If in doubt, £30 is usually sufficient for smaller pieces. For larger or heavy pieces contact your preferred courier to establish the cost. Check delivery prices carefully as you are wholly responsible for the cost of delivery.

We are attracting a growing number of customers from overseas so please select the option to deliver abroad and include overseas delivery charges for each of your artworks.

How to start selling art

To get the ball rolling, please click the link below to create a new artist account. Creating an account allows you to login to and provides us with the information we need to get your art onto the site.

During this process, you’ll be asked to provide contact details and other information we need to assess whether your art will sell.

 Create an artist account now

Once you’ve created an account you can upload images of your artworks. We have made it really easy and simple to get your pictures online. We’ll contact you to let you know if you have been accepted. Please don’t be offended if we think your art will not sell online. The whole process from application to acceptance normally takes about 48/72 hours.

How you get paid

Customers pay online through our credit card processing facilities or by cheque. When payment is received, we will notify you of the details of the purchase by email, text message and if necessary by phone. You must then package and despatch the artwork to arrive with the customer within 5 working days. Once we have confirmed that the artwork arrived safely, you will be paid approximately 28 days after that date (this is comprised of 7 days for delivery, 14-day money back guarantee, 7 days for return). You will be paid by bank transfer. You can see the date on which your payment will be raised via your control panel.

14 day money back guarantee

To stimulate sales and foster trust with potential customers, we offer all customers a 14-day no-quibble money back guarantee, which you must adhere to. The guarantee allows customers to return artworks within 14 days if they are not fully satisfied. They can return the artwork for any reason within this period. They will have to pay the postage and insurance costs if they return an artwork. You are not eligible to recoup the cost of delivering the artwork to the customer. Our current rate of return is approx 1 in 250 artworks returned.

For full details of the terms and conditions, you will be bound by please see Artist’s Terms