Buying Art On A Budget

In this article I want to talk about the somewhat mysterious process of buying art and especially buying art on a budget. If you've always wanted to start with your art collection but don't know how or where to start, this article can help. You can buy beautiful esoteric art-forms painting via

You may want to try to become an art collector, whether for fun or investment, or you are just looking for something special to fill up the space on your wall. For first-time art buyers, galleries can often be scary places in the real world.

The world of art doesn't always make it easy for you. Sometimes the gallery looks like a cold and unattractive place. Even experienced admirers of the art world may feel uncomfortable entering the inner sanctuary of a public shopping gallery.

Quiet noise, ominous white walls, expansive spaces, and incomprehensible contemporary art can be overwhelming for beginners. Gallery staff often seem unhelpful. You may feel like you are invading someone's personal space.

On the other hand, there are high-pressure sales galleries with "co-workers" who try to show your reaction to every glance in hopes of getting information that can later be used to sell your work.

Unsurprisingly, most potential art collectors often overlook the decision to buy original artwork and opt instead for the cheaper and "safer" financial option of buying prints from their local home or department store.

Let's face it, most people can't afford the high prices galleries often charge for their art. However, what many people don't realize is that most galleries charge 40-50% commission on the artist's original price, often up to 60%.

In most cases, the artist who creates the work cannot match the amount the buyer pays for it – because the gallery takes the lion's share of the hard-earned money.