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.

The Essential Guide To British Artwork

Going by the level of interest expressed in recent years over art British investments paintings prints, it is safe to assume this is a thriving industry that will go on being so well into the foreseeable future. This means that any investment that is being made now in the industry is projected to make good returns in the future. However, the world of art is fickle and careful consideration in the options you have available is well advised.

In particular, it can be dangerous to put too much of your investment into contemporary art. The changes of the market are such that it is not possible to plan how the everything will pan out in the future. The best strategy is to be careful, start your collection by looking for offers that help you have an outlet for your artistic leanings. As your collection grows, you will find it is worth much more than if you spend a lot of money in one go.

This being said though, the recent news from the high end section of the contemporary British art world is very encouraging and serves to paint a rosy outlook for the sector in the coming years at least. The news has led to increased optimism by collectors and the artists themselves. In fact, there is a select number of contemporary artists who have gained such prominence in the last two decades and considered to be at the very apex of global recognition in their mastery.

It does not matter if you only have a passing interest in the art or you are an amateur collector, caution is the name of the game. Ensure that you buy any piece of art because you have assurance about its intrinsic value as well as authenticity. Do not restrict your options to only offers from a single art gallery, even where they have claims of being the most established. Often, it takes a visit to an obscure art house to discover real talent and value for money.

Develop your taste and discernment by following expert advice. This can be found in publications that feature and rate various artists. This will ensure that your collection grows in quality as you add more and more items.

Without belittling the need for being diversified, you will create lack of harmony if you just mix differently composed works. It pays to stick to a particular form of art expression. In Britain, there is plenty to choose from taking into consideration the prolific nature of both artists and genres.

It is just as well to prioritize quality in all creations. If the work is coming from a contemporary artist, ensure that it is authentically signed and that the framing as done from the studio is intact. Aged artwork can come with chips and marks here and there but the quality of the overall work must still be very much in evidence.

The dynamism inherent in the art British investments paintings prints sector is a major boon to both collectors and artists. It means collectors are given the best quality possible while the competitiveness ensures that artists will produce some of their finest work. As such, there is no better time to grow your collection than the present.


David Tatham, fine picture dealer for more than quarter of a century, has an extensive knowledge of Sir William Russell Flint's biography. Signed, prints and drawings can be seen and purchased from the website. http://www.russellflint.net

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