Are you looking to buy original art? Well it’s never been easier to buy affordable art online. Philippa Demase, the curator of Art to Art explains how to buy art online with these ten simple tips:
Choose art from the heart!
Sometimes you find art and sometimes art finds you. If a work of art causes you to smile, linger, gasp or be inspired, then you have made a spontaneous emotional connection. If you find an artwork that you can’t stop thinking about, chances are it is meant to be in your life.
Buy art for yourself and because you love it, not because you think others will like it. Visitors come and go however you will live with that artwork every day. Have the confidence to express yourself with the art you choose.
Trust you will find the perfect spot
It’s a mistake to buy art to fit your interior or a particular wall. If you move or redecorate then the painting you matched with the couch or chose for the position may not work anymore. Speaking from experience, if you love it, there will always be a spot for it.
Move your art around
Each season (or at least once a year), swap your art around from wall to wall, room to room. It’s a fun way to refresh and reinvigorate your home. You’ll find artworks can look quite different once moved so experiment and you’ll soon be appreciating your collection all over again.
When framing, make the artwork the hero
Framing needs to create an overall harmony with the artwork it holds. It should neither dominate nor underwhelm. Well-considered, quality framing will add value to your overall investment. Art to Art can also assist you with framing suggestions.
It’s ok to be eclectic
Creating a diverse art collection is inspiring and unpredictable. Why not pair a vintage poster with a life drawing? Mix it up and make your own rules.
Use good lighting
Position lamps, rotate down lights and track lights to highlight artwork and create an inviting atmosphere in your home. If renovating or building, talk to the architect and electrician about your art (or future art collection) and how to use lighting to display it to its fullest.
Create your own artworks
Essentially art is human expression finding form, so give form to your real life! Frame your children’s drawings or create a montage, enlarge an old photo onto canvas or stone, or give your toddler’s ceramic kinder creation pride of place on your hallstand. Be creative - it doesn’t need to last a lifetime; but you can enjoy it for the while.
Give the gift of art
Giving art can be a perfect symbol of friendship, love or gratitude. Make a present of an Art to Art Gift Voucher in a photo frame. Or be on the receiving end by asking family and friends to contribute towards an artwork you have selected to celebrate a special occasion.
Buy art online and start today
With Art to Art, when you buy original art you have the security of a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee and an investment to treasure. With a diverse range of artists to choose from you can take your time to browse in comfort then confidently select an artwork that both fits your budget and tugs at your heart. You can even ask us for suggestions. It takes just one piece then you are on your way.
Philippa Demase is the director and curator of Art to Art, an Australian art gallery to buy art online. Arttoart has a mission to make original art exciting and accessible to everyone, from the first time buyer to the avid collector. She assists her clients to confidently explore their own taste and express themselves with art chosen from the heart.
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