This is the first episode of this podcast and I am very excited to share with you what I have learned as an artist selling my own artwork, as an owner of a fine art print studio and as an owner of a picture framing company.

Buying artwork can be a bit intimidating at first. You want something on your walls, but how do you find something that you like, that works with your décor and doesn’t cost a fortune.

Having exhibited at outdoor art festivals for over ten years and talking with literally millions of art buyers. I know the torture that many people go through in finding artwork. I have found that the average time to decorate with artwork after moving or renovating is two years! Why is this?

Most people don’t know how to go about it. They haven’t studied interior design or art. They are afraid of making a mistake in buying the wrong piece or spending too much money.

I am here to help you by giving you the education you need to find artwork and make good choices. Armed with the right tools, it will become a fun and enjoyable process.

When buying artwork for your home or business, there are five basic things to consider:

  • Location
  • Size
  • Color
  • Style
  • Message

Identify the locations needing artwork. Write the locations down on different pages of a notebook and add notes, thoughts and ideas during the process. Make sketches of the spots needing artwork. It the artwork is going over a couch, note the length of the couch. Note the height of the wall area above the couch.

Keep these five things in mind when considering artwork for your home or business: Location, Size, Color, Style and Message. Make notes in your notebook for each location with some or all of these five things. Save paint color chips for your wall colors and swatches from carpets, curtains, pillows or other accessories that might help in color coordination. Armed with this information and your notebook for reference, your search for artwork can be a fun and enjoyable experience.

Have fun and start your journey in buying your artwork fearlessly and with certainty.