Cornwater Fine Art Gallery - Specialist dealers to the trade and retail in original paintings and signed prints by L.S. Lowry, David Shepherd and Russell Flint.

Art For Investment

When it comes to making money, some people know some secrets on how the rich people have acheived this, one of which has to do with investing. And even if you are not rich, your investment in arts could be profitable.

However, if you love to collect art, this would be a good idea to invest in it, compared to just investing for the money. One particular website recommends that you should like the art instead of buying it for investment purposes. But there is a way which some people believe, that you can combine the two. It works out great for people that invested in the artwork whilst enjoying it in the house.

First is to go visit art museums, galleries, and art auction houses. Occasionally, people get lucky and find a hidden masterpiece in flea markets. Before you invest any money for art, it is best to get some hands-on experiences and ask questions from experts that do know more than you do.

Magazines, newspapers, and some online sources could give you some clues on how to find this artwork that might increase in value. However, do not be surprised if they only have a limited amount of artwork.

If you live in a big city, you are lucky enough to go check out art museums and see all of the paintings and other art work. However, when it comes to well known British artists, do some researches by asking people that work in art galleries to help you if they can.

One of the well known British artists named Ken Howard had his paintings increase in value during the years of early and mid 1990s. The British Art Galleries and art auction houses were in huge demand to buy his paintings during that time.

Art collectors know that buying artwork from dead artists would increase in value compared to the ones that are still alive because the artworks are valuable and rare. But it doesn't mean the ones that are still alive don't matter nor will ever become great investments. It is a fact that dead artists work are worth more than the ones that are still alive, generally speaking.

When it comes to art investments, there are four kinds to consider which are oil, drawing, acrylic, and painting. And as for art genres to consider there is the portrait, figures, marine, realism, conceptual, and figurative arts. What kind of art would you consider purchasing either for enjoyment and/or investments? You need to know the specific niche to invest in.

In order to determine if the pieces have high value for investing purposes, it has to do with whether it's popular and the reputation of the artist, any commentators and critics, quality of artwork, and whether any celebrities or high profile collectors.

What is odd and interesting to note is the small British artworks are priced higher compare to larger ones due to market trends. You have to time it right on when to buy the high price value of some certain artworks. The time to sell the piece is if the artists dominate the headlines or dinner party conversations.

Whether you have some experience or not, it is important to take care of the artwork(s) in order to have the values go up higher.


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

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