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5 Benefits of Collecting Art

Besides having a beautiful piece of art to hang on the wall or a lovely sculpture to put on your mantel, what are the benefits of collecting art?

Have you ever been on vacation and purchased a piece of art? When you see it in your home does it remind you of that vacation and who you were with? I bet you can remember exactly where you bought it too? What about receiving a really special piece of art passed down to you by a family member? I'm sure you can tell the whole story of that piece of art. Art is so powerful that it becomes a piece of your life story and a part of your family's history for generations to come.

Collecting art doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, curating your art collection is an extension of self expression which reflects your individual personality. I would bet my favorite paintbrush that you know exactly what kind of art you like and probably follow a hand full of artists on social media because you love their work. With opportunities to view artworks, meet artists, and follow artists' careers, collecting art has never been easier. Whether you collect the artwork of others, create your own, or a bit of both...

Here are five benefits to building your art collection:


1. TO ADORN YOUR HOME This may seem obvious but art makes our home - our home. You may have the same couch as your neighbor or the same lamp as your sister, but no one has that original piece of art you have. Your art collection make your space special, totally unique, and totally you!



2. TO EXPRESS YOURSELF

Obtaining artwork is a powerful way to express your personality. While some stick with a certain style or a specific artist, others collect a diverse range of artwork from various artists to convey different sides of their personality. Your art collection is a reflection of just how unique you are.

3. ART MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD

There’s no doubt that one of my favorite reasons to collect art is how it makes me feel - delight, nostalgia, love, relaxed, pride. The most important thing about the artwork you surround yourself with is how it makes you feel. The emotions evoked with acquiring an artwork are deeply personal, whether you identify with the subject or if the colors take your breath away, that deep connection between you and the artwork you buy is priceless.



4. BUYING ART HAS GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR ALL INVOLVED

Creating a relationship with an artist and acquiring their artwork over the years directly supports their work and their career. As the artist grows in their career, there is the potential for your art investment to grow right along side of them. Though investment purposes shouldn't be the main incentive for buying original art, it doesn't hurt that a piece you bought ten years ago has doubled in value. Always a fun bonus in the art of art collecting!

5. YOU SUPPORT THE ARTS

Art lovers like you understand the value art has on society. You know you build connections among like-minded people when you take art classes, support artists' and their families when you purchase original art, and preserve art for future generations when you visit galleries and museums. You are making a real difference when you support the arts because it makes future artworks possible and that benefits all of us.



There are plenty more reasons on why to collect art. For example, did you know that according to neurologists, viewing art increases your dopamine levels and the activity in your brain's frontal cortex so you experience the same feeling as being in love!

You don't need to have a Picasso or Van Gogh in your home to experience the benefits of art. There are no rules, boundaries, restrictions, or hindrances when finding your perfect artwork. As long as it speaks to you, gets your feelings going and your mind growing, you are golden.

Still don't know where to start? I am happy to answer any questions you may have about any piece of art at LINDA CHIDO ART. Let me help you start your art collection today!



As always, creatively yours ~ Linda

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