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The Art of Buying Art

July 1, 2021

Buying art online and supporting Canadian artists has never been easier. Make a commitment to bring creative energy into your spaces. Follow your heart and see where it takes you. Here are some tips to help get you ready for your art-exploring. 

 

Alexis Kostuk, "Quartz Ironwork Chandelier Earrings," Sterling Silver, Raw Quartz, Amethyst Beads, 2020, 2.5 x 4 x 1 cm

Set a budget 

Know your budget and try to stick with it. Knowing what you can commit to ahead of time gives you a little bit of structure to work with, and will get you closer to finding exactly what you want. 

 

Juris Kornets, "Home," Giclee Limited edition, 2017, 50 x 35 cm

Use TOAF’s comprehensive search filter

Tailor your search by theme, subject matter or medium as you wish. With so much to see, there's truly something for everyone and all tastes. 

 

Lea Belegris, "Attica Summer Camp c 1950," Acrylic, 2021, 60.96 x 45.72 x 3.5 cm

Talk to the Artists 

Artists love to tell you about their work - so reach out via email with any questions you have. Maybe you want to know more about a particular piece, or you're interested in their creative process. Knowing the backstory of the piece you're purchasing can make you appreciate it that much more. 

 

William Anton, "Red Window," Acrylic, 2021, 71 x 51 x 2 cm 

Explore the Curated Collections

Guest artists, curators and collectors have put together collections of artworks to inspire you and offer points of entry to discovering artists.

Browse Curated Collections

 

Asli Alin, "Lucid Dream I," Mixed Media on Cradled Wood Panel, Finished with Resin, 2019, 50.8 x 50.8 x 2.5 cm

Follow Your Intuition

Found something that makes your heart sing? Don't ignore it! You don't want to walk away from the opportunity of collecting creations that speak to you. Once you find your desired piece and make up your heart and mind - all you need to do is click Buy and wait for your beautiful artwork to arrive!

 

Art collecting is an exciting and rewarding process – we hope you enjoy it.

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