Investing in British Art

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david shepherd brompton square, london, painting
Brompton Square, London
Original Oil Painting on Canvas
Image size:- 12in x 9in,
David Shepherd

Investing in British Art

Investing in British art is very beneficial for your wallet, as well as for 
the joy the pieces can bring you. Although it can be a great investment, it 
is still wise to only buy art pieces that you truly enjoy; because unless 
you turn around and sell them to make a profit you will be looking at your 
pieces for quite a while. Even taking this into consideration, there are a 
number of reasons to invest in British art. Some of these reasons include to 
gain status or prestige, to make money, or simply for the enjoyment of 
building a collection that you love. The reason you decide to invest in art 
really isn't all that important, as long as you're having a great time doing 

At the moment one of the best sellers in British art are contemporary 
 Both living as well as dead artists work have recently become very popular.
This popularity drives the prices for their paintings higher 
and brings a higher value to the pieces. One of the most talked about and 
celebrated contemporary artists is Ken Howard. His paintings are generally 
done in a traditional style in both oils and water colors, and they have 
seen a very large increase in both price and popularity. Ken Howard is only 
one of many popular artists to consider when thinking of investing in art. 
While he is known for his paintings, there are many other art mediums to 
consider, such as sculpture or limited edition prints.

When deciding to invest in British art, or art of any kind, it is important 
to know and understand the art market you've chosen. It is best to just 
focus on the area of art that you've chosen to learn as much as you can so 
you can find the best pieces to invest in. Some ways to do this are to find 
books and art magazines, search the internet, and to visit and art 
galleries. Art galleries are especially beneficial because the exhibition 
artists and staff can be extremely knowledgeable and can give you plenty of 
information on the art subjects and pieces you're interested in.

Two of the biggest issues when investing in any art work is cost and the 
art's value, both now and in the future. Although it is important to focus 
on buying pieces that you like, you must still focus on it's quality as 
well. Some people are tempted to buy work by the hottest new artist on the 
scene, but it is best to consider the fact that the odds of their success 
make this a strategy that's very risky. Before making the decision to 
purchase pieces of this nature, there are a number of factors to consider. 
Think of the quality of the artist's work as well as their reputation in the 
art world, the subject of their pieces, and the attraction that other buyers 
show to the artist's work.

When purchasing newer pieces, make sure that they are of good quality and 
have the original framing; for older pieces, watch out for damage. You should 
also make sure that each older piece is documented, and any piece that you 
buy contains the artist's signature. Without this key piece, the work will 
be far more difficult to sell later on.

David Tatham has been working in the world of fine arts for over many years 
and . His David Shepherd prints and paintings website contains a wealth of 
information, also hundreds signed, limited edition prints and original works 
of art by world renowned wildlife artist, David Shepherd .

David Shepherd Limited editions, prints

We specialize in signed prints and original paintings and drawings by the world acclaimed artist L.S. Lowry.
The demand for his work has now reached record highs, and due to the relatively few signed limited edition prints available,
they are proving to be an excellent investment, much greater than any current banking investments.
A watercolourist, whose work needs little introduction in the world of art is Sir William Russell Flint.
We stock hundreds of this artist's signed limited edition prints and always a fine selection of his original watercolour paintings.
Throughout his life Sir William Russell Flint has spent many years painting beautiful watercolour images of scenes in France,
in particular Dordogne and the Perigord, where this beautiful holiday house is to let click here
and offers complete tranquility and relaxation.
There are also a number of signed limited edition prints of paintings from Britanny, The Loire, Ardeche, Provence.
We have for sale several original paintings from the south west France, near to the beautiful towns of Brantome and Perigueux and also Languedoc
His work has now become regarded as some of the finest watercolour paintings in the world.
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