How To Make Money Through Art

L.S. Lowry

R.B.A., R.A.

Investing in art is a great way to renovate your home and increase your
savings. The value of art can appreciate with the passage of time while
hanging on the wall. Active participation will let you collect good
information and knowledge about the world of art. In order to get started,
follow a couple of smart tips.

Start by researching. Pay a visit to a couple of museums close to your
residential place and get familiar with some painters. Market brochures and
galleries are very helpful in getting necessary information. Learn the type
of arts and determine your area of interest in order to choose suitable
artistic work from reliable painters. It would be helpful if you could begin
with an investment of around 10,000 to 15,000 pounds. Remember that you are
in the market to buy and keep the piece for a certain amount of time and not
for making quick profits. Do not concentrate on buying and selling artistic
pieces. Instead, focus your interest on the pleasure a work of art can give
and learn the basics of trade while using paintings to decorate your home.

In order to make a good collection, determine the painting style and
history, your tates and preferences. Though the entry level for investment
can be around 10,000 pounds, you can start with 1,000 pounds if you develop
an eye on finding good deals at affordable prices. Buying paintings from
artists who have just started their career is a great way to get good deals
and save lot of money.

When the time passes, the value of the painting may increase, but there is
no guarantee. If you feel that the value has increased considerably, sell
the work for the current market price. Save a portion of your profits and
invest the balance in other artistic work.

Look for artists who have a good story. A challenging and fascinating
painting story will fetch higher price as the time passes. When it comes to
value in work, rarity plays an important role. If the copies of a particular
artistic work are rare and less in circulation, its value can increase
considerably in no time.

Make sure that you are dealing with an artist who has attained proper
training and mentoring. Such an artist will always be held in high esteem by
the art world and the art collectors. Get familiar with the financial
achievements of the artist. It can be useful to judge an artist's
credibility by noting the prices that their work has sold for across the
country over a period of time. Beware of galleries that are not independant
though, and only allowed to sell the work they are given by the publishers
that control them.

The simplest way to ascertain the value of a particular artistic work is to
find the price at which others have bought that piece. If you wish to work
with a painter with little history, find out the value of his work at trade
shows and galleries. Signed prints, and limited editions can be a great way
to enter the market, if you are unable to afford original piece of work. The
value of such pieces increase with time as they are available in limited
quantity and often signed personally by the artist, who may or may not be
dead. It is important to pay attention to the work of highly acclaimed and
recognized artists, as their work will always have a value far above an
unknown artist.

While investing in any kind of art work, make sure to manage your risk
effectively. Prepare beforehand whether you choose to invest in original
pieces or signed limited edition prints. With time and knowledge, you should
be able to earn a profit through art investments.

David Tatham, fine picture dealer for more than quarter of a century, has an extensive knowledge of Lowry signed prints.
Signed limited edition prints and drawings can be seen and purchased from the website.

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The work of Mr L.S. Lowry has become of great artistic and financial importance of recent years. A selection of his prints and paintings can be viewed here L.S. Lowry
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