BUYING ART FOR THE HOME
Artwork in a home can add a dynamic element to a room, be a form of investment and become a talking point with family and friends.
Buying art for the first time can be daunting and leave people feeling hesitant or unsure.
Here is a list of steps to help the buying experience be an enjoyable one.
1). Educate yourself by visiting local galleries and museums. It doesn’t cost you anything and nothing beats seeing artwork in the flesh.
2). Sign up to gallery mailing lists and attend exhibition opening nights. In some circumstance the artist will attend the opening night so you may have the opportunity to meet with them and learn about their craft.
Nancy Kunoth Petyarre 'Mountain Devil Dreaming'
3). Attend Artist Talks, once again these are generally free and provide a more intimate interaction with the artist. You have the opportunity to learn about their inspiration and techniques.
4). Get a feeling for what you love most, art is very personal. You don’t have to like what is on trend or what you are told to buy.
5). Take your time. You will live with it for a long time. Trust your first instincts. Come back another day and see if it has the same effect.
6). Learn about the artist. Have a look at their profile. Do they have any exhibitions coming up? Is there anywhere else you can view their art?
7). Lastly don’t feel like you have to choose the right “look” for it to match the rest of your space.
Choose artwork that you relate to or that evokes emotion. Good pieces will hold their own in any home.
To view the range of art available visit the www.mitchellfineartgallery.com. The site has the option to create your own personal wish list.
If you are in Brisbane call into the gallery at 86 Arthur St in Fortitude Valley.
The gallery team are available to provide advice and assistance for the purchase of artworks for interior design requirements, private homes, corporate office placements and private art acquisitions.
The gallery is open Monday - Friday 10 - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm.
Onsite parking is avaialble for your convienence.