Monday, June 8, 2009

Buying art online

                                                    Into a Slumber 30 x 36

Here's an article I thought you might be interested in

Save Time and Money Buying Art Online!

By Tony Moffitt

It always comes back to these two factors.
With busy lives, finding the time do discover new and exciting artists is getting harder. As more bricks-and-mortar galleries close down, the opportunities to do so are becoming less frequent. Getting to a gallery during their opening hours might not be possible.
Purchasing art online suddenly makes even more sense.
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the Blogs and Websites of artists around the globe are displaying the work of their creators. They're permanent showcases that not just display the work itself, but often reveal amazing insights into the creative process behind each piece, and insights into the artist's mind.Modern transport and shipping remove the last worry to online buying.
Who wouldn't want their favourite piece of art delivered to their door?

Subscribe to artist blogs
Many art collectors are now subscribing to the Blogs of their favourite artists.You might be surprised to learn that many art galleries also subscribe to Blogs.
And perhaps this is the key to buying art online successfully.
By subscribing to the Blog of your favourite artists, you then have the first opportunity to view fresh works.
A blog subscription is a free service offered by most artists. When a prospective art collector subscribes (two clicks and it's done) their information is stored through services such as Feedburner.It's a totally free service.Then, each time your favourite artists post new works on their Blog, your email address is sent a copy of that artist's post. It arrives to your in-box within hours of the art being shown on the net.
No more waiting in lines. No more sifting through catalogues. No more standing in the weather. It's a free notification service, and it's provided to you every time you find an artist whose style you appreciate.

Be first to see new paintings
Many keen collectors subscribe to several artist blogs. My advice would be to subscribe to 5 artists at any one time. Not all artists will post new works daily. It depends on the creative process. Some days you may receive a couple of free email notifications. These will be artworks from your favourite artists... delivered to you as a service! From there you will easily be able to monitor the new work of each artist until you find the works you wish to purchase.You can see why buying art online, and dealing directly with your favourite artist has become the new way to invest in art!

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