Art Pharmacy Prescriptions - How To Start A Collection

Starting an art collection is a daunting experience. Isn't art collecting expensive? How do you know which art is good? Where do you start?

Art Pharmacy Prescriptions is here to make you forget those questions and think about building an art collection in a new and exciting way. Working with a different artist each quarter, a unique artwork will be created exclusively for subscribers and delivered straight to your door! Collecting art has never been easier.

Art Pharmacy Prescriptions founder and director, Emilya Colliver, knows the best ways to build an art collection you can be proud of. 

As she says, "it's important to purchase with your heart". Collecting art doesn't need to be expensive, nor should it be all about money. Buy the pieces that you love, and that you'd like to live with every day. Whether you choose to spend a little bit of money on art every now and again, or save up to buy a big piece, the motivator should be the same: you love the art.

Just as art collecting doesn't necessarily need to be expensive, it also shouldn't be something that you put off until you're older and wiser, with more of a disposable income. Starting early, in your twenties, and supporting local and emerging artists is the best way to get your collection going. Who knows, those artists might just be The Next Big Thing!

Another key thing Emilya suggests is making sure you take care of your art. Big, or small, building an art collection, "it's still an investment", as she says, so it's important to take care of the works themselves. Keep paper works away from direct sunlight, clean sculptures, note the works you have and get them insured. It's these little things that will help your art collection grow and thrive in years to come.

Those questions you had? Scrap them! Art collecting doesn't need to be expensive if you build it little by little, buying a piece each quarter or even once a year. Art is highly subjective so build a collection that you love and it can't help but be a 'good' art collection. Get a Prescription - for yourself or for a friend - and you'll soon have an art collection of your very own.

So, go on, sign up to be an Art Pharmacy Prescriptions subscriber and see for yourself how easy and exciting building an art collection can be! This prescription service is a unique, affordable and thrilling way to collect the very best and newest in contemporary art. Connect with emerging artists while also signing yourself up for a sophisticated 'lucky dip' - while you'll find out the artist, you won't know what the artwork is until it arrives on your doorstep!

Happy collecting art lovers!

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