Artist Support Pledge
I hadn’t come across the work of Aldo Balding until I started selling my work through the Artist Support Pledge.
The concept is a simple one that cultivates generosity. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Every time an artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to spend £200 on another artists work.
After selling my 10th painting, I was looking through Instagram to see who my next purchase would be. Adebanji Alade had just bought a painting by Aldo Balding. I looked through Aldo’s Instagram account and was drawn to a lovely oil painting of a French interior. Unfortunately I discovered that it was sold. I sent a message to Aldo to see if he had anything similar. He showed me this one of a delightful chateau kitchen/diner interior which I snapped up.
Aldo Balding uses a varied palette to great effect. In this particular scene, there is a subtle combination of cool blues, greys and greens. The painting comes alive with the sunlight streaming through the window and the bold splash of red. We now have this painting hanging in our own kitchen diner for family and friends to enjoy.