Establishing the monetary value of Clara’s art has been described in other parts of the site. In essence collectors drive the price and this is determined by knowledge of the artist’s work: Clara’s paintings are only valuable if her work is known. The work must be perceived to have value which means an established record of sales must exist.
There needs to be movement in the market: the collector with the most paintings doesn’t necessarily win the big prize. Many player
New ideas come from collaboration: being open to other’s suggestions, information and viewpoints and implementing them. The Clara Harris archive is the result of this. Every individual who contacts me has something to contribute.
In the early days of the site I visualized a rotating exhibit of Clara’s work. Paintings would be shown and then removed to make way for other paintings with the intention of keeping the site “fresh”. But as the catalogue of paintings has expa
In various sections of the website I’ve referred to Clara’s modesty. She felt uncomfortable promoting herself and often preferred to give her paintings away rather than sell them. But when Clara did sell her work she had a caveat: she had to like the potential buyer. And this just might explain the history of low monetary value and lack of recorded sales of Clara’s work.
Recently “Robert B”. contacted me.
"I found the Clara site by doing a general search on the internet.