An art business which started life as a city centre craft stall is marking 20 years in business by launching an online store.
Art, Art, Art was launched by Russell Ratcliffe when he started selling his own artwork in the Tontine Centre in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
Over the last two decades the company has grown into a manufacturing business – based in Galveston Grove, Fenton – which supplies bespoke artwork to house-builders across the UK for their show homes.
Russell’s daughter, Tiffany Ratcliffe, is now leading the business and has spearheaded the launch of the new online store.
Tiffany said: “We get so many enquiries from the public who have seen our artwork in show homes asking to purchase, and I thought we should create something that allows people to have the show home style in their own home at affordable prices – and that’s what we’ve done.”
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Russell added: “I set up the business as I enjoyed creating art so much and thought why not turn my hobby into my job. I was inspired by my own dad, painting in his garage.
“It is great to see the creativity carry on through generations in our family and to see Tiffany now creating art in a new digital way. It shows how techniques have developed but the love for art always stays the same.”