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How to Find Amazing Art Pieces Online

How do I find the paintings that speak to me?

Monday, April 9, 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?

                                Erin Hanson painting Austin Greens

                                                               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 ArtistERIN HANSON has been painting in oils since she was 8 years old. As a young artist, she worked at a mural studio creating 40-foot-tall paintings on canvas, while selling art commissions on the side. After getting a degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, Erin became a rock climber at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Inspired by the colorful scenery she was climbing, she decided to paint one painting every week for the rest of her life. She has stuck to that decision ever since, becoming one of the most prolific artists in history. Erin Hanson's style is known as "Open Impressionism" and is now taught in art schools worldwide. With thousands of collectors eagerly anticipating her work and millions of followers online, Hanson has become an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism.

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