Bluethumb is Australia’s visual art marketplace where art collectors can buy art direct from new, emerging and established artists. There are over 500 artists currently displaying their work on this site.
Two brothers purchased the site in 2011 because of their love of art and an online art marketplace was a new concept in Australia. As former artists and current collectors, they realized the opportunity in the market to form an online gallery focused on selling original art directly from artists to art lovers. Edward Hartley who has a background in Finance and wine distribution, runs the business, and George Hartley who is an App developer and great design aficionado, manages the marketing. They both built an art start-up that tapped into their love of art, and gave them the independence and excitement they were seeking.