When most people hear of collecting art, or art collectors, a common first reaction is intimidation. There seems to be an unspoken belief that art collecting is for those who are cultured, famous or rich. But anybody with a desire can collect art; whether from their favorite artist or within a certain genre. Though some collectors simply look as art as a sound investment and others find that a certain artist’s work suits their decor or lifestyle, many others simply collect those pieces that speak to them. They find that that landscape reminds them of home or the silhouette reminds them of when their daughter was just a small child. Whatever the rationale for desiring artwork, there are a number of reasons for starting a collection. These reasons include:
- Support of the art community. Bringing life to any atmosphere, art in any form – from sculptures to paintings – is an integral component of our humanity. But no art exists without the artist. By investing in artwork, you invest in your local and global communities.
- Investing in something beautiful. Art is a solid investment that you don’t have to wait to enjoy. Though its value does build over time, you can begin to enjoy its benefits from day one. Plus it is something of real value that you can pass on to future generations.
- Keep your local economy strong. When you purchase art, either from local art galleries or from an art gallery website, you support more than just the artist; you keep the gallery open and operating. Of course, this in turn allows for more artists to enjoy local support.
- Collecting art can be fun. Not only is it a great excuse to stroll through galleries and feel “cultured”, but visiting galleries and looking for paintings for sale is a great alternative way to spend a weekend afternoon.
Keep art alive by adding to your collection. Visit our online art gallery to find the piece that speaks to you.