A total ‘must have’ for any stylish home…a Home without Art is like Popcorn without Salt – boring and tasteless.
Buying beautiful art work has always been easy, just wonder around a gallery…Art School degree shows are great hunting grounds for work that is a bit more raw and new and now we have the internet – even easier if you do not like going out!
The ultimate opportunity to buy good art on line has to be from Saatchi Online – a brilliant innovation from the infamous advertising agency founders. Not to be confused with their curated, contemporary galleries, Saatchi Online is a an open space where you can discover art and be discovered…seriously, anyone can post their work there. Popular with able, experienced artists, who know that their work will hold it’s own in this simple but still quite formal context, buyers can be sure of good quality. Their fair cut, artists receive 70% of the sale price, means the artist gains more than from selling in a gallery, keeping prices reasonable and ultimately, good value.
There is an eclectic mix of photographic arts which is definitely worth looking at carefully: photography is an often forgotten sibling in the family of fine art, but because of that can be a more original addition to a room.
For me, art and books make a house a home, they make it personal and help to tell people who visit you, your story…