Art lovers have lately been overwhelmed with the number of online art galleries which have sprouted in the last few years. Finding original artwork for sale with just a few clicks has become so convenient as compared to roaming around art galleries and other brick-and-mortar avenues to purchase fine art. Thanks, to the internet, online art galleries have made the world smaller for art lovers and more generous, giving local artists from places such as Barbados, Barcelona, Britain or literally from any corner of the world, a place to showcase and sell their original artwork.
Endless Options to choose from
Perhaps the biggest advantage that an online art gallery has over a traditional one is the fact that in traditional galleries, the art collection is severely limited.
Creativity is limitless and with online art galleries, you can have easy access to a vast collection of artworks. Depending on which online store you visit, you can browse through the work of local as well as global artists. Most online shops providesimple categorization of various art forms depending on type of art, colours, artist, sizes, etc., making it quite simple and quick for first time buyers to find what they need.
Be itrenditions of outer space, abstract art, portraits or passionate renditions of nature, you can definitely find something to suit your tastes or needs in an online art gallery if you search smart.
Buy Directly from the Artist, at your Convenience
With online galleries, you can know all about the artist before making a purchase. Art galleries usually provide an artist’s bio, style of art, previous work done, etc., enabling you to understand that particular artist better.
Many galleries allow artists to engage with potential customers directly. This removes the role of intermediaries completely. By communicating with the artist candidly, you can get a first hand account of how and why that artist painted a particular picture. The process becomes quite personal, sometimes even better than buying from an art gallery because the artist might not be available in the gallery in which case you would have to deal with the curator.
If you have a query, you could simply email the artist or if you’re looking for something in particular. In addition to this, you don’t have to wait around for an art exhibition to happen when you can order a print any time you want. Lastly, buying directly from artists also saves you hefty commissions which are normally charged by offline art galleries. As a matter of fact, many offline galleries charge as much as a 50% commission!
Online art galleries have become havens for art lovers, opening up a whole new world of art for first time buyers. With progressive modernity, the price spectrum has become flexible, offering a broader range of artworks for collectors and artists from across the globe.
So whether you’re looking for an artwork to decorate your home or to bring some character to your workplace, purchasing from an online art gallery can make the process extremely enjoyable and quick for you.