Risqué British Beauty Helps Drive 120% Sales Growth for Online Art Shop Monday 1 March 2010 PDF Print Strong international sales with help from a provocative Kelly Brook photo have helped UK fine art print retailer ObsessionArt.com grow turnover by a recession-busting 120% in the six month to February 2010 against the same period last year. The online store - which specialises in fine art nude, figurative and erotic art prints and decor - launched in 2006. It quickly became a popular destination for UK customers, but found sales growth slowing as the recession kicked-in and discretionary purchases for home interiors became a luxury indulgence in uncertain times. Against a backdrop of austere lending conditions to small businesses in the UK, Natwest Bank agreed to advance a loan for international sales development. The loan was immediately invested in web marketing and sales have been on the rise ever since. North America, including Canada and the US, has shown the strongest growth in sales with demand particularly high for black and white photography prints of celebrities. Best sellers in the category have included risqué shots of Dita Von Teese, while the overall best seller in the region has been a seductive, tasteful nude black and white print of British beauty Kelly Brook, seated naked but for a pair of high heels. ObsessionArt Managing Director, Mark Davis, commented: "It's been a very good year for sales of prints so far and January particularly was really strong. Increased sales of prints to the USA and Europe have clearly been helped by a good exchange rate. ObsessionArt prints are a premium quality product, therefore not necessarily cheap - but for customers overseas, the weaker UK pound, coupled with free shipping worldwide, has ensured that the last few months has been a great time for them to buy a print from our online store. - ENDS - About ObsessionArt.com ObsessionArt.com is an online art retailer, specialising in contemporary fine art nude, figurative and erotic art prints. Established in 2006, the gallery promotes and sells exclusive open and limited edition prints from over 65 of the world’s leading artists and photographers in these exciting genres. Kelly Brook photograph (C) Stephen Perry. Please credit with any use of photo. For further information, please contact ObsessionArt's London office. Tel: +44 (0) 20 7095 8111 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Obsession Art in the following categories: Men's Interest, Entertainment & Arts, Home & Garden, Women's Interest & Beauty, Consumer Technology, Business & Finance, Media & Marketing, Retail & Fashion, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.