What we do
Purple and Grey was set up in 2015 by two practising artists Karina Goodman and Ruth Gray to help emerging artists with their careers. The business has evolved into three areas #network #learn #create.
Purple and Grey strongly believe in bringing city style opportunities to the Derbyshire countryside and we can provide the much-needed information to rural artists in our county.
Based in and around Matlock we are perfectly positioned to reach out to all corners of the county.
Being a rural artist means it is often a challenge to visit exhibitions or meet new people or to assess the kind of opportunities that a city like Manchester or Nottingham can offer.
To be frank we are rural artists ourselves and love being based in the beautiful surrounds of the Peak District and love exploring the possibilities that it can offer an artist.
We actively invite those of you who are more urban based to join in with our activities and enjoy being away from it all in this most beautiful part of the world.
It is a key point of difference that we can offer you the chance to #network #learn and #create in the countryside.
Who are purple and grey?
We are artists helping artists - a consulting business meeting the needs of artists and makers.
purple and grey have over 30 years of experience as artists and as retailers.and have recently been appointed Derbyshire's RSC (Regional Society Coordinator) for the SAA (Society for all Artists)
purple and grey have a passion for social media, use it to network and promote their art work and other businesses.
purple has over 11 years experience as an artist and gallery owner solely responsible for the day to day management and marketing of an established art gallery and fine art printing service for artists with 18 years administrative management experience in the NHS.
purple is a published children's author and book illustrator
purple knows the difficulties of pricing your work, the importance of branding, marketing materials, presentation of work to gallery standard and also getting your work print ready.
grey is an established artist selling in many UK galleries, art fairs and online with a 1st class honors degree in International Fashion Business..
grey has a background in fashion design, the framing business, gallery management, retail consultation, brand management and dealing with top UK buying offices.
grey is a member of PDA (Peak District Artisans) and Banks Mill Studios
grey is a fully qualified workplace trainer and assessor with many years of one to one and group training experience.
Both purple and grey market their work using online and offline methods with a stable of followers, they also supply their own work to UK galleries and hold and host exhibitions and events throughout the year.
purple and grey work from both perspectives which means they can help to support your talents with tried and tested methods of getting online ready, gallery ready and marketing ready.