Whether you are buying a piece of art for the first time or are adding to an existing collection of works, the most important criteria is that you are passionate about the painting.
A frequent question that I am asked as an art consultant is “How do you know what painting to buy?” The simple answer and the complicated answer is – “Buy it because you love it”. If you are buying art as an investment there will be other criteria such as growth potential, the investment potential of particular artists, long and short term growth prospects etc etc etc.
However, if you don’t have an affinity with the painting, if it dosent speak to you… and if you can’t establish a conversation with the painting, then why would you want it hanging around, every day in your life?
A painting, well placed, will augment a living space more than any other object. Once you have lived with one beautiful Aboriginal painting, it is highly likely that you will want to fill your entire home with them!
Be careful, that’s exactly what happened to me!