Buy art like a professional

Choosing a piece of original art can be similar to finding a needle in a haystack...but more fun!

 

 

Whether you’re looking for a piece to suit a small or larger space here are some things to consider:

Decide on a budget. Establish what kind of money you’d ideally like to spend on the artwork and then add a little more. Why? Well, you might find the perfect piece of art for you that's a tiny bit over your planned budget. However if your budget is inflexible you could always negotiate with the artist or the gallery.

Scope your space. Knowing the dimensions and function of the intended room will help you narrow down your selection. What is the theme or colour palette of the room where the art will be hung? Complement it - which doesn't mean matching the room perfectly! Think about choosing artwork that stands out against the interior. 

Chat to the artist and/or gallery owner. Get a better understanding and appreciation for the artwork but talking to the gallery owner, and if possible the artist themselves. You might discover a whole new meaning behind the artwork.

If you love it, buy it. Buying art can be a very personal thing; it’s an expression of who you are. So, if you find an artwork that speaks to you, which you connect with make sure you make it yours! It is an awful feeling when the piece you feel in love with is no longer available.  
 

Posted on 24 May 2018

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Buy art like a professional