8 Top Sites to Buy Artwork Online
I’m an art enthusiast. My best friend is an incredible watercolorist and art instructor, and I marvel at what she creates with a vision and a brush.
I know countless palette- and pencil-wielding types, some of whom I’ve met doing interviews for our Artist Profiles here on HomeWorkshop.com. I’ve even dabbled myself.
So although there are still many incredible art galleries worth a visit, I’ve been following the trend of more and better sites to buy artwork online. Many of the artists I’ve chatted with are having great success selling their work on the Web.
It’s become easy for homeowners and designers to adorn walls with the personality of unique artwork. Both originals and prints are available to meet any budget.
A great feature of many of these sites is search-ability. Want a print with a cat theme and blue color? You can probably find one. Here’s my list of 8 Top sites to Buy Artwork Online:
1) The Artist’s Own Web Site
If you fancy the work of a certain artist, check first if she has her own Web site to sell her work. The Web address is often on the business card you’ve picked up at an art fair, or linked from her Twitter or Facebook page.
Branded ‘The Fine Art Marketplace,’ I hear good things about this leader in the space. Its participating artists’ list and art database is huge. Prints-on-demand from originals are the specialty, although its selection of available originals is growing.
Known as the premier marketplace in handcrafted goods, Etsy has a good selection of Artwork, which is usually offered directly by the artist. Today I found 3,274 original paintings (and many more prints) on Etsy.
Click on the ‘Buy Art’ menu option under ‘Shop’ at this artist’s social network, and you’ll find prints from emerging and established artists. Looking for a cutting-edge, contemporary image? Try here.
Entrepreneur’s Annual List of 100 Brilliant Ideas turned me on to 20×200. Each day it introduces new art that it offers in value-priced limited editions. The smallest size print is the largest batch — Editions of 200 are sold for $20 each. As the size and price goes up, the quantity of available prints goes down.
Where do you like to buy artwork online? Please share….