Starting an Art Collection

I am excited to share that I was chosen to participate in this year's Square Foot Art Show in Hamilton Ontario.  Julie Veenstra is a local artist, & she is opening up her studio for a great event to kick off Hamilton's Art Crawl.  Help support local artists & add to, or start an art collection of your own.

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If you are interested in purchasing an original piece of artwork, remember bigger isn't always better. Smaller pieces are less of a financial commitment, allowing you to own works by several artists you love...not just one.

You can create an eclectic feel to your space by collecting pieces over time. I personally love choosing artwork as a souvenir from a holiday, this way I remember my favourite vacation spot for years to come. Art is the easiest way to personalize your space, remember that when looking through your own photographs.

If you ever move into a new home or office space, smaller pieces are more versatile. They are easier to move around, & if you don't hang them you can lean them on a bookshelf or mantle. Often a different space or wall colour will give your piece a new look & feel.

When grouped together, they can have just as much impact as a large piece. If you look back on my previous post on Gallery Walls, you will see some photos from our home that display this.

I think the most important advice I could offer to an art collector is to buy what you love. If something speaks to you & makes you happy every time you look at it that this is a sign. Art shouldn't match your decor, it should be the element that is the conversation piece in the room.

If you are interested in checking out the show, make sure you attend the preview first. Opening night is crazy, artwork is literally flying off the walls!