The Origin Story of Artfixed

In the Spring of 2014, a computer science student started talking with a beautiful yet sophisticated artist. He nicknamed her “Nightingale” for she had problems sleeping both due to insomnia and a crazy neighbour. Nightingale was clearly talented in her craft and quickly made John feel outmatched with her wit. A friendship grew.

Many months later Nightingale asked John if she should take a commission from an admirer. On the one hand, she really needed the money on the other the admirer might get the wrong idea. Quickly and without much thought, he told her to decline the commission based on moral grounds. It was easy for John to say because he was from a privileged life without big financial problems. He did not consider how hard life was without an extensive support network.

Less than a year later John decided to build a business in the art world because he had always been fascinated with it. Inspired by his experience, he decided that would be the purpose of his site.  Helping artists with their art. Providing the best information out there concerning their craft. 

People of Artfixed

John "Thatch" Thatcher

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A Jack of All Trades. Having studied everything from chemistry to computer science, from web dev to writing. He's not a stranger to working with his hands: having built laboratories for universities, trade schools and rare metal factories. As a teen, he had a brief stint as a mobile human advertisement for a store so he could buy himself school supplies.  Has a certain love for graphite and sketching.

Gabrielle "Gabby" Germano

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A talented artist from Portugal or should I say the UK? She moves around. Graciously allowed me to use her artwork and is always available for me when I have questions. You should check her out!