About Us

ART EXCUSE is your online marketplace for hand painted art. At AX we believe that everyone deserves to own real paintings. We start every order with a white canvas, a paint brush and love for real art. 

We are always seeking for the most beautiful and inspiring art from around the globe. We then license artwork from emerging and established artists and reproduce their images in our studios.

This is what sets us apart from expensive fine art galleries and the world of mass produced prints. We like to think of art as fashion, in that what you desire today will likely be different to how you feel next year.

At Art Excuse, we have created a platform to validate change by giving you choice and importantly, making it affordable and accessible. Our sumptous image range offers great choice of colour, so that you can make seasonal choices for your home or office.

Good art conveys emotion and our artist driven designs bestow that in spades. In addition, you have finally found a gallery where you get to customize the size to fit YOUR wall.  We start every painting with a blank canvas and a paint brush.

The beautiful hand painted artwork found on this website is created using artist quality water based acrylic paint on a poly-cotton canvas blend. Each piece is custom painted to order and the canvas is stretched, by hand, around beveled bars made of kiln dried wood.  It is delivered to your doorstep ready-to-hang.

Due to its unique hand painted nature, each piece will have subtle differences that are the natural intent of the artist. Therefore, each piece will differ slightly in appearance. Embrace your individuality. BE ORIGINAL. Enjoy the Art Excuse difference!


Jeremy Conybeare - Founder / Executive Director 

Conceived and developed by Jeremy, Art Excuse is the first name in hand painted art. It was created to bring a fresh perspective to an art market dominated by prints and expensive fine art galleries. With a career in the art business spanning 20+ years, he is tasked with business development focusing on strategic partnerships.  Immediately prior to Art Excuse, Jeremy was the Managing Director of a high-end art publisher located in California specialising in hotel renovations, big box and boutique retail as well as stand alone interior designers. When Jeremy is not selling art, he can be found with his young family on the beach.

Lila Gallardo - Director of Operations

Science meets art. With a blue ribbon American education and South American roots, Lila certainly fits our ‘global’ theme. Trained as a high level research scientist with a love for art, she was hand picked by the team at Art Excuse for her specialist project management skills and solutions based thinking. Lila is tasked with daily operations and fulfillment for AX. When she’s not keeping our ordering systems running like clockwork, Lila can be found networking with her Spanish speaking friends at the local cafe, her Vespa moped never far away.


Charlotte Wensley - Fine Art Advisor

Charlotte has a formidable reputation as a fine artist having exhibited throughout the world including art hubs Paris, London, New York and Sydney. Her vivid work is widely collected, her English sensibility still visible through her adopted Australian palette. Charlotte helps Art Excuse with new trends and colour palettes. Our customers love her unique and stylized work. These days she maintains an art studio on the Sunshine Coast. Check out her artwork in our WAREHOUSE !