Introducing Naini

Freelance Artist. Established 2009

 Starting Up

Naini’s motivation is simply to have ‘personal freedom through being creative and independent.’ Naini wanted to challenge herself and see where the road leads.

However, the biggest challenge has been over coming self-doubt. Its taken time but Naini has learnt to listen to her heart and follow her instincts, which somehow always lead her in the right direction.

Marketing art

Naini has learnt to market by trial and error and her best advice is to use more than one avenue rather than sticking to one limiting strategy. “In my view there is no such thing as 'best advertising' since the dynamics between product/service and the target market are constantly changing - especially in the art market. Change is the key; what works another may or may not work for you, and vice versa.”

The comfort of the first customer

“The first customer came literally through a gallery” which goes to prove how important it is to exhibit your work where people can see it. Naini is in galleries but you could also try coffee shops, offices, train stations – anywhere that people pass is always a good thing, remembering to clearly display your name and contact details should a passerby wish to buy.


Life itself is an inspiration. Everything that we experience, see and feel without exception is nothing less than a miracle - a marvel of nature and mankind.” These are lovely words from Naini in describing what motivates her.


Naini has her studio at home and prefers to work from there, “I would say working at home in very quiet surroundings would be an ideal working environment. It's what allows the creativity to flow in full.”

Finally, I asked Naini, if you could look back and give one piece of advice to yourself before you launched, what is it?

“Listen more to my inner instincts. It's the one voice that can guide you in the right direction. The more you use it the better it gets. It requires fine tuning through trial and error before you can trust it completely”.

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Hardluck Hotel

It's so good to have Hardluck Hotel, AKA the talented Mr Keith Bloomfield back for the second Vintage Festival. Keith took some amazing photos that have been used many times to give a real flavour of the event.

Meeni at BVF June 2011

Keith will be back at BVF to take more fantastic photos as well as exhibiting and selling some of his work. For more details see the website or visit the stall.

Art Angel Marie Nemeth

We're pleased to introduce Marie Nemeth to this months Birmingham Vintage Festival. Originally from Lancashire, Marie studied  Fine Art at Birmingham Polytechnic creating large semi-abstract paintings and collages influenced by bands and she states, musical instruments and the rock ‘n’ roll scene of Birmingham. Having worked as a graphic designer since, Marie has now returned to her roots and will be showing her work at Birmingham Vintage Festival on Septemebr 24th.

White Studios

We're thrilled White Tree Studios and Gallery are returning to Birmingham Vintage Festival this month.

Established since 2008, the art directors are Jennifer Gollings and Belinda Maria Longsden who have ten years experience between them.

Artists themselves, they are the leading organisation in Wolverhampton for gallery hire. White tree has six artists studios and currently have five artists in residence. For more information see the website or see them at Birmingham Vintage Festival on September 24th.