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How to Find Amazing Art Pieces Online

How do I find the paintings that speak to me?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The way art has been bought and sold has changed. For the trained collector, better value can be achieved by avoiding the middle-man and buying directly from the artist. Art hitherto hidden in galleries across the world is now at your fingertips and can be discovered from the comfort of your own home. With this ease of access, a global renaissance of the arts is occurring. You can find art everywhere online, from Instagram to an artist’s website.

With all of this access, the question on every collector’s mind is: How do I find the pieces that speak to me?


                                                               Austin Greens by Erin Hanson

Finding the Best Paintings Online

There are hundreds of articles about shopping for art online. These provide many fantastic websites from which you can buy art, such as Captured52, Tappan Collective, Paper Collective, Saatchi Art and ArtFinder. However, the best and most direct way to purchase art is from the artist himself.

Prior to the internet, there was no way to connect with artists directly - but now an artist can create a shop on various websites, a profile on Instagram, or even a website of their very own. In fact, so many artists have independent shops that it can be difficult to find the up-and-comers or your new favorite piece.

If you are looking for a specific type of art or would love to find your next favorite artist, we suggest a hybrid approach to looking for your next favorite piece. Here are two simple steps anyone can follow to find artwork that they love, which is also within their budget:

1. The first step involves the most time and legwork. We recommend you attend art fairs, art walks, art shows, and gallery openings or showings. You should also look online by searching art-related hashtags on Instagram like #LandscapesinOil, #OriginalPainting, #OriginalArt, #FineArt, #ArtistsofInstagram, and #ArtistSharing. Finally, you can take a look at online vendors like those listed at the top of this section.

2. Once you have found artists with whom you really connect, you can contact them directly to see if they sell their own art (most do) or to commission a painting or other work.

Art is no longer something about which one must defer to experts. It is anything that connects with you viscerally and emotionally. It may be a statue, a painting, a piece multi-media display or an art installation.

Finding the right piece for your collection will bring you joy for years to come. If you are seeking landscapes painted in a vibrant, impressionistic style, be sure to look at Erin Hanson’s gallery of original paintings and prints.


ERIN HANSON is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oils as a young child.  Her passion for natural beauty is seen in her work as she transforms vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms and raw emotional impact. Her frequent forays into National Parks and other recesses of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris.  Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, which is now taught in art schools around the world. With hundreds of collectors eagerly anticipating her work and millions of followers online, Hanson has become an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, and she is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.

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