THE ART OF BUYING ART--The Ultimate Guide
Are you tired of looking at blank walls?
Or even worse, looking at those old Ikea posters you bought years ago?
Would you like to have some beautiful and affordable wall art to lift
your spirits and instantly beautify your surroundings?
Of course you would!
But who has the time to visit numerous overpriced art galleries or schlep to various art shows looking for art that will not only speak to you but will also be the perfect size and have all your favorite colours.
Here’s my recommendation:
Don’t buy art.
Buy the Artist.
That’s right. Your chances of finding the right piece of art that is the right size, the right orientation (vertical or horizontal), has the colours that fit your décor AND that speaks to you is like trying to win the lottery.
If you generally like the work of a particular artist, ask them if they will do a commission that fits all of your requirements. Now, be aware that not all artists will do that as it “interferes with their creative process” and can be a very challenging task for most of them. I however love to do commissions. In fact many of my works are commissions where I enjoy collaborating with my clients to get the result they want.
In up coming Blogs I am going to show you how you can get exactly what you want at no additional cost AND be involved in the creative process so there are no surprises when the work is done. And the big bonus is that when your friends visit, you can tell them truthfully that you were involved in the creating the work!
Over the next few weeks I am going to show you real life examples of some of my many commissions and explain how they started, how they progressed and how they successfully concluded with a one-of-a-kind work. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, take a look at my website to see if there are any works that you would like to personalize.
Dan is a Toronto based award winning artist who has been painting for over 25 years. Dan’s passion is interpreting the primordial images of sky, horizon and water as viewed through the child-like-eyes of our prehistoric ancestors…images which are now burned into our modern collective unconscious. Dan imagines how these images were experienced and translates them into an atmospheric, minimalistic and somewhat surrealistic style representing the essence of what has enthralled us for millennia. Collectors of Dan’s artwork often describe the visual experience as: “Walking into a dream. This is the most serene, peaceful and ethereal art we have ever seen."