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.

Making The Right Investment When Buying Art

There are many ways to invest money in your home and an excellent method involves putting art on your walls.

A fine painting appreciates in value over time and is also an excellent way to beautify the home interior. There are many advantages to considering an artistic investment in your home, and here are just a few to look into.

Paintings can be a good way to invest your money. Even when you do not have a lot of money, fine artwork are a very good way to decorate or redecorate the home. It does not have to cost a lot of money for tasteful paintings complete with frames and nice lighting. This can serve to highlight one central area in the home.

Most people cannot afford original work by famous masters, but they will be able to afford finely painted copies. There are many places that sell replicas of famous works, and they are often hand painted and framed. These works are done by talented artists, and often they are in the same medium as the artist originally used.

Cheap copies of artwork that are simply printed like wall posters may not be as impressive. However, fine replicas of people, places, and wildlife, are considered decorative works of art, and can add a great deal of beauty and style to a home.

If you can afford more expensive original paintings, they are a good investment. The work of some artists will be more expensive than others, especially if the artist is no longer alive. However, before you invest in a fine work of art, it is important to have the work appraised, so you know that it is a genuine original.

The market for investing in artwork is considered to be very safe. After all, values in fine art rarely fluctuate. If anything they slowly rise in value, and rarely go down in value. When you invest in an expensive and fine painting, you can rest assured that you are not taking any wild risks with your money, as can happen with the stock market.

If you are seeking art for the aesthetic value as well as for investing, wildlife paintings may be better, rather than paintings and portraits of figures and landscapes. When it comes to people, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, wildlife and nature scenes have a universal appeal, and are sure to gather the attention of your guests. Also, artwork with children has a timeless appeal too.

If you are new to the business of artwork, it may be best to invest in some kind of training. There are courses in art appreciation that you may find at your local college. There is also a lot of information available on the Internet. The time you spend in research can net excellent rewards.

In summary, if you are looking for a good investment, consider fine paintings. Whether they are original or fine replicas, they usually increase in value a great deal over time.

Artwork is one of the safest ways to invest your money, as the market tends to be very stable. Always be sure that your artwork is certified, and consider some training to increase your knowledge.


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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