Collecting art begins with buying what you love. When a piece of art intrigues or inspires a feeling whether it is happy, or nostalgic or mood provoking, that piece is speaking to you. It can speak to you at a glance and then continue to reveal itself over time in intriguing ways. You might just love the colors, the mood or the movement. It can be simple or complex, large or very small. Art is personal and social at the same time. When you give art as a gift to someone it is special and intimate in the sense that you are sharing a part of the artist in yourself. Selecting something that speaks to you or reminds you of something about the recipient speaks volumes and says you cherish something about that relationship. As any collector will tell you buy within your budget the pieces that speak to you even if the piece is very small. Your collection can and should grow and evolve with you over time. Helping someone else start a collection is a truly valuable investment on many levels. Your gift will be something they treasure for years to come...not to mention the appreciation in value. It is a conversation starter and spreads its gift exponentially!
If you buy a piece of art you love you will never regret it. It is the piece of art that you didn't buy that you will always wish you had bought.