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Art Collection on any Budget

Sunrise Sail by Artist John Chehak

Sunrise Sail by John Chehak

Starting an art collection can be an enjoyable and pleasant experience. There are lots of people who like art but don’t know where to start and are intimidated by how much it will cost. New collectors of art can rest assured that art buying need not be an outrageously expensive and overwhelming experience.  If you are starting out and don’t know what to buy and how much it will cost, this blog will try to simplify the process and give you a place to start.
Buy the color that you love.
When you look at art, try to focus on a couple of colors that you love and that will give you a start from where you can then build on your preferences.  If yellow is your favorite color then look for pieces that have yellow hues or shades of yellow in them. Narrow the choices to that color and pick something that you like or that stands out in that selection.

 

Uneasy by Artist Mira Satryan

Uneasy by Artist Mira Satryan

Then look for style of art.
Do you like abstract or something that represents an object or an experience?.  If you are not sure then maybe going back to your color criteria may be best. If you see an abstract in yellow vs a representational artwork in yellow, pick the one that tugs your heart the most.

 

Girl in the Lotus Field by Laxmi Arvind

 

100$ to start with.
There is a lot of art that is created by emerging artists that are beautiful and not very expensive.  They may not be huge in sizes but if you can buy 2 -3 pieces of art in your favorite color or style in the $100 – $500 range, you can start a collection.  With smaller pieces of art, a gallery wall is a great option.
Lava by Artist Michelle Renee Garrison

Lava by Artist Michelle Renee Garrison

So start small and buy pieces that have a personal value to you. Buy art that speaks to you and is visually appealing. Art buying need not be a daunting experience and once you collect a few pieces, it can give you a lifetime of joy.

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