Painting of the month.
Barnstable Marsh • Watercolor
Tips for beginning art collectors & experienced art collectors.
Anyone can buy and collect art intelligently. That's right; I said anyone.
No previous knowledge of the art business, experience collecting art, or degrees in art history is necessary. All you need is a love and appreciation of fine art, a desire to collect, and a willingness to familiarize yourself with a few simple techniques that will allow you to evaluate any work of art dating from any time period by any artist of any nationality.
Buy art because you like it and because it moves you, and because it will
enhance your life.
Visit as many art galleries as you can, gallery staff can be helpful guides in your art education. Get on gallery mailing lists so you'll be invited to openings and special events. Visit and join your local art museums and non-profit art centers.
Attend National and International Art Fairs and Art Expos whenever possible.
If you know art collectors, talk to them and find out what they know and what
they've learned about collecting art.
Read books on art history and books about collecting art.
Subscribe to a few art magazines.
Read reviews by local and national art critics, keeping in mind that reviews
usually just reflect one persons opinion.
Working with a professional art advisor / art consultant is a good way to learn
about art collecting, they will guide you through the process of purchasing art.
Once you've educated yourself and have fallen in love with a work of art,
buy it, take it home and enjoy it.
Stop back often to learn more tips on collecting art!