If you love it buy it

There are no rules when buying art. There is really no good or bad art, it’s mostly what speaks to you, that is what is most important.

Just talking art

There is primitive art, naive art, expressionistic art, abstract art, realism etc… —Even the most unsophisticated art has its place. The thing is, times have changed and more art is being made to satisfy a mass hunger for trends and exploited superficiality, absurdity and bling—the Surrealists would be proud.

Not necessarily a bad thing and certainly not a new thing, just a departure from what is considered and excepted in more traditional circles. Everything finds its place and if you don’t believe me take a look at some of the multimedia digital art that is setting trends in the world market.

The internet has blown open how we buy art and made it a new game that is no longer dominated by a handful of elitist art organizations.

Instagram for example, can give you the most comprehensive perspective of the art world today. I have been active on Instagram for only one year and have connected with artists that have taken creativity to a whole other level and their work is accessible.

Uptown, The paradox of being an artist, 36x36, acrylic/canvas www.grudart.ca/portfolio/

A big question today is how does the average person determine the authenticity of a piece of art. The fact is, even the so-called experts don’t know for sure—especially today. Artists have been borrowing and stealing from each other since the beginning of time. World-renowned art galleries like the Tate and auction houses like Christie’s in London are in possession of more forgeries than they want to admit or even know.

For those of us that have a few dollars to spend and are purchasing art because we like it and want to pass it on to a family member—it is a simple prospect. If the artist has been creating and selling for a few years, you’ve probably made a good buy. Time and demand is the most common denominator when it comes to investing in art, so buy what you love and hold on to it—you won’t be sorry.

One thing I have learned from being an artist, there are no short cuts to creating good art—it takes time and experience. Trends come and go but the things that are truly worthwhile survive the test of time and continue to generate pleasure long after a creator is gone. I think most artists are hopeful that what they’ve created survives them, leaving a mark on the world.

When you are looking for a piece of art and you find something that you love, buy it because you may not get a second chance.

Here are a couple of places you can look.

Instagram hashtags (searching hashtags is a great way to find art)

#dailydrawings #artists #drawings #arte #instagood #calgarypainter #music #artgalleries #lifedrawings #citycentre #artpatrons #buyart #conceptualart #modernart #uniqueart #paintings #thankyou #followme #visualartists #artphilosophy #livingart #stars #universalart #fineart #linedrawings #expressionism #abstractpainters #expressionistpainter #greatart #fgurepainting #figuredrawing

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/ (international)

https://www.artmatch.ca/ ( Calgary)

If you want to see some of my work live, you can go to Ami Tea Calgary