Jeremy Geddes is a fabulously talented Melbourne painter, most well known for his signature Cosmonaut images. We’ve been working with Jeremy and his lovely wife Sophie Harle for a few years now (who is an excellent and successful potter – talk about a talented couple!) – and it is a real pleasure and a privilege to be part of their success with art reproduction print sales.
Jeremy’s limited edition prints are very highly sought after and typically sell out in seconds – sometimes so quickly that the Buy Now button doesn’t even appear for the thousands of eager print buyers around the world who love Jeremy’s work! His popularity is ever increasing – this was confirmed by their second experiment with a ‘timed edition’ print run (a print run in which anyone can buy a print for a limited time, in this case 24 hours, after which the print is never available again). Amazingly over 1,400 prints were sold in just 24 hours! We now have the enormous yet satisfying task of printing them all – on over 80 rolls of the ever beautiful Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper. This will keep us busy right up until Christmas, running three large format printers full time to produce 1411 perfect, consistent prints.
Education and background:
I was born in New Zealand, grew up in Geelong and moved to Melbourne to go to art school. I studied painting at the Victorian College of the Arts and worked in video games for a few years. I’ve been painting full time for the last 10 years or so.
Where are you based?
In an old shop in Brunswick
How long have you been painting for?
I started painting in high school, and haven’t stopped for any appreciable time since then.
What are your creative influences?
Music certainly plays a large part in the formation of the concept behind a painting, I usually use a particular piece to help me find the emotional thru-line of a painting, to give me clues in what to add and what to subtract.
What are your favourite tools of the trade?
My palette attached to a tripod. I can move the palette into any position so it sits exactly where I need it. It’s a lot easier than holding a palette all day.
How do you choose which one of your paintings to do as an edition run?
From quite early on in a painting I have a pretty good idea of whether it will be released as a print or not. That’s an easy decision and once it’s been made then there’s a long discussion about what size it should be printed at, what size the edition should be and how it should be released; as a lottery, timed or straight up on the website.
Do you have any tips for people wanting to start selling prints?
At the moment I’m working towards my next show at Jonathan Levine Gallery, so that’s keeping me busy.
- Luis Ferreiro - Melbourne Photographer
Thank you Jeremy and staff for helping me out with your technical knowledge and information. Very fortunate to have this wealth of information here in Melbourne. The Profiles are great!