How To Collect Art

When you call upon the services of Simply Framed, custom-framing your artwork is easy. But collecting art can seem like a daunting undertaking, requiring loads of expendable income, jet-setting to trendy art fairs, and countless gallery visits.

We say: Not so! Anyone can collect art. Especially when you heed the advice of our founder, Dara, who recently penned 37 tips for domino on getting your own personal art collection off the ground. Turns out, it’s all about being patient and knowing where to look. Check out the entire feature here and read on for a few of our favorite nuggets of wisdom to inspire you to get started, pronto!

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1. Subscribe To A Newsletter
To discover new artists, I subscribe to newsletters from several affordable art websites including:, Paddle8, The Posters, 20x200, Uprise Art, Eventide Collective, Instant Gallery, Saatchi Online, and domino.”

2. Start Small
“A small original painting or drawing or a limited edition signed print is a great place to start.”

3. Originals Can Be Affordable
“Once you find an artist whose work speaks to you, I recommend searching to see if that artist has their own online gallery set up and checking there for originals or additional works. Originals are often more affordable than you might think.”

4. Save In Other Areas
“You could also think of it like part of a balanced diet—take the money that you would have spent on dessert, alcohol, and bottled water and apply that towards building your art collection.”

5. Matching Is Overrated
“One of the biggest mistakes people make is trying to match a room versus buying something that you love independently.”

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