How to Buy Art Online

The thought of buying art online may seem like a daunting prospect – with ‘art’ encompassing so many genres, styles and formats it can be hard to know where to start, not to mention concerns over online security.


There are ways to make the process a little less overwhelming, and hopefully, this series of articles will offer you assurance that buying art online can be easy, safe – and enjoyable!

Perhaps the easiest way to begin is to familiarise yourself with what the art world has to offer.

When searching online, you have a whole host of examples at your disposal, so take the time to do a bit of research and see what catches your eye.

Do you have a preferred subject or style?
Do you like a particular artist or colour palette?
Are you interested in original artwork, limited edition prints, or sculpture, for example?

Once you have an idea of what you like, you can then start to look at what is currently available to buy by searching for online galleries and art retailers.

We at Collier and Dobson offer an extensive range of original art, limited edition prints and sculpture on our easy to use online gallery.

Take some time to enjoy browsing the different artists and pieces on offer, and we’re sure you will find artwork that you love. Our available artwork is categorised by art type, or you can view artwork by individual artist.

In most cases you will probably have an idea about how much you want to spend and, whilst having a budget is a good idea, be prepared to spend a little more if you find something you really love. The right piece can bring you joy on a daily basis. When it comes to budgeting, it is also important to know why artwork is priced the way it is.

We’ll discuss pricing and how much art costs in our next article!

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