You may want a decoration for your home, a special present for someone who loves art, or you might wish to invest in art. You could also be an independent collector, or an agent for an institution seeking investment art.
Whoever you are, your personal taste is more important than fashion
Only buy a piece if it really ‘speaks’ to you. Perhaps you love the colours, the way the colours are used or maybe the subject has special meaning for you. Maybe you feel a connection to the artist or perhaps it’s interesting or intriguing and makes you think. Art is beautiful, personal, handmade and original; if you surround yourself with art that inspires, you will be inspired.
Art that you love can uplift your mood and give you a greater sense of well-being. My clients tell me that my art inspires them and the more they look at my art, the more they see. The greatest compliments I get from my clients are that my paintings exude joy and a sense of humour and that they are displayed in a prominent place in their home or office.
Original art has aesthetic value, it can blend in with the décor of a room or, as many of my collectors prefer, it can stand out from everything else and be the focal point.
Mass-produced prints/copies are everywhere. An original one-off artwork will always be more valuable than a mass-produced print – remember you are the only one in the world to own that particular piece of art – priceless!! With the longevity of the premium quality watercolour paints I use, your painting will become a family heirloom and passed down to following generations.
When you buy art from local and national artists, you become the impetus that keeps the renaissance of talented contemporary artists alive. These artists have spent their lifetimes developing their style, technique, creativity and expertise, you get to share in their creative lives.
I recommend you buy from a well-known gallery. Their livelihoods depend on their skill and taste ensuring all the work they exhibit is of a high standard, you don't have to worry about the standard of art and if the artist has good technical skills. All you have to think about is if you love it!!
Selecting original artworks that are a reflection
of you and your style helps create a
wonderful sense of wellbeing.
Experts agree that when we surround
ourselves with items we love, we maximise
our happiness and comfort.
An original artwork that resonates
with you is the perfect example.
"My “Tui” turned up safe & sound this morning, thank you very much. I love it & the prompt service is a bonus on top of the gorgeous watercolour." Anne
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