Collecting can be a fun and satisfying hobby. One of the most interesting items to collect is art and it is important to remember that various different items can be decorated with artwork to transform them into beautiful art collectables.
Hobby enthusiasts collect anything from saw blade to wooden eggs that have been carefully decorated with delicate artwork. Some people even see designer rugs as a form of artwork whereas others are always on the lookout for the latest Iain Faulkner paintings for sale.
Another popular collectable hobby includes limited edition items like plates, thimbles, Christmas ornaments and figurines made by reputable companies including Bradford Exchange. Of course, others prefer to buy rare paintings.
When somebody enjoys the hobby of collecting art, you will usually find that he or she has their preferences in terms of a favourite artist or two. They usually focus on that particular artist’s work (both past and present) or they mix it all up by selecting a piece from various artists.
Alternatively, they might collect art and art objects that focus on a particular theme like wild animals, instrumental music or even something as simple as flowers, fruit or cigars.
You might think that art collectors are rich and have money to dish out on an original van Gogh. However, those of more modest means need not shy away from art collection. Something as simple as post card collecting can prove a good place to start.
Many art museum gift shops have high quality postcards available for sale so that anyone is able to build up their very own art collection.
Another good place to look for art collectibles is online and, in particular, on eBay. If you are just beginning your art adventure, you might find your choices overwhelming but just remember that you can sell your own belongings here as well as search for your next purchase.
By trading some of your own items, you can help reduce the expense of acquiring a new piece of art. Other inexpensive options include thrift shops, garage sales and flea markets. You never know what treasures you will find!
The best part about collecting art is that you can do so from anywhere in the world. Artists are everywhere and you can visit local art museums, shows and known artist hangouts to explore the local talent.
If you are travelling to foreign countries, art can make a superb souvenir. Linda Barnicott, for example, specialises in painting Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania scenes (i.e. buildings and landmarks) while other artists focus on other parts of the world.
Choosing to collect art will not only keep you interested in every aspect of life but it will also help fill your home with style and memories. If you enjoy being in the company of elegant and interesting things, then you should really consider starting your own art collection.