Become a Savvy Art Collector in Five Steps

If you are a fan of abstract art, this is the place for you! Art is our passion, and the beauty of art is that it is ever-changing and evolving.

However, when trying to decide what kind of art you would like to collect, it can get a bit overwhelming. Art ranges in so many ways, so it is important to ensure that you are investing in the perfect art pieces for you. We are here to help guide you on your journey to being a savvy art collector in five easy steps.

1. Go With Your Instincts

When trying to choose an art piece to purchase, it is important to go with your instinct because your instincts will tell you what you enjoy in the work. It is simple: go with what you like. If an art piece is speaking to you, it is probably one that is worth investing in, even if it is one that not many others would enjoy. As long as you enjoy it, that is all that matters.

Bloomberg Abstract Painting by Vladimir Titov
Bloomberg Abstract Painting by Vova Titov

2. Have a Budget

Since art can get pricey, it is important that you set a budget for yourself. In fact, a common misconception about art is that you have to spend a lot to get good art. This, however, is untrue. Artwork is of value regardless of the cost. However, when collecting, you can easily spend a lot on the pieces you are choosing, it is important to set a monthly budget so that you don’t break the bank.

3. Keep Your Eyes Peeled

When you are beginning an art collection, it is important to be educated on the type of art that you are interested in. Art is everywhere, so it is crucial that you are constantly on the lookout for new artwork that you enjoy and can add to your collection. These can be found at fairs, street markets, galleries, and much more. Educate yourself so that you know exactly what to look for when you are on the go.

4. Support Local and New Artists

Artists, both local and up-and-coming, need all of the support that they can muster. Because of this, as an art collector, it is important that you show your support. Art fairs are a great place to go if you are wanting to discover new artists while also showing your love for other artists. Plus, at an art fair, you may even find amazing artworks that have yet to be discovered by the mainstream collectors yet!

5. Ask Questions!

Often times, new art collectors shy away from asking questions in fear of being judged by other collectors. However the more questions you ask, the more you learn about artists and their work. Plus, artists love when you ask questions because it shows that you are interested in their work. If you don’t ask questions, you will never learn the valuable information you need to know as an art collector.

Abstract composition by Vova Titov


Overall, whether you are just beginning a collection, already have some pieces, or are interested in art, it can be a very overwhelming process to find the pieces you want. What is most important when looking for art is not how much the pieces cost or how accredited the artist is but instead should be based on what you like and enjoy. Follow these five easy steps and you will be a savvy artist collector in no time.

Author Abigail Wise