Badass Art Collectors Wanted

I bought my first piece of art from a gallery when I was 20 years old. It’s a small yellow flower in a gold frame, and right now it’s hanging in my bedroom by my son’s toys. I have lived in at least 10 different places since purchasing that piece, and one of the first things I do after moving is figure out where my art collection will hang.

Even in the times when there has been no money in my bank account, I have never considered selling my art collection. It is what makes the place where I am living a home.

If you want to be a badass art collector, the first step is to determine what type of art makes your heart sing.

Does it lift your heart?

Does it elicit a special memory?

Does it inspire you to become the person you most wish to be?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, reach out to the artist and let them know.

Don’t worry about how much a piece — or an artist — is “worth”. Don’t worry about what your current furniture looks like — or even how big your house is. Don’t even worry about the price tag.

The art market changes rapidly, and you will probably move at least 1-3 more times by the end of your life. And as far as pricing, most artists will happily work with you to find a payment plan if you adore their work.

When you are reaching out to the artist, ask about the quality of the materials that they use. Are they archival? If not, then you will need to plan to have the piece framed or protected in some way so that it lasts your whole life.

You are already a badass art collector. Your heart sings for art. Trust your instincts. Ask for a payment plan, and make it happen. You won’t regret it.

I’m sending you so much love today,

CJ

P.S. If you believe that any of these paintings would be a great way to start your art collection, keep in mind that all paintings come with a Worry-Free Guarantee, which means you can return or exchange any piece you purchase within 30 days.

Plus, the shipping is on me. Yup, totally free shipping. (Or - if you’re local - I’m happy to hand deliver your piece and help you hang it.)

Finally, if you’re too strapped to pay the full price upfront but just have to have that painting, I’m happy to work out a payment plan with you that will work for both of us.

Plus, if you click the link below, you’ll get a chance to win a free painting every month!