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5 tips for new art collectors
5 tips for new art collectors

Have you always wanted to buy art, but aren’t sure where to start? At first it might seem like uncertain grounds to navigate, but once you get the hang of it you can definitely be successful. Remember that even established art collectors had to start somewhere, so you can too. Find out 5 tips that can help you grow as an emerging art collector below!


bright colorful abstract painting

Desperado by Cameron Holmes


1. Keep it personal

Figuring out what type of art you like is your first step! You can start by browsing our curated collection of original paintings and artwork. After you’ve spent some time sifting through one-of-a-kind art, ask yourself: what kind of art evokes strong emotions in you? What kind of emotions do you want art to make you feel? Art has the power to cheer us up, to excite us, to calm us. 

So, art collectors should shape their own unique focus before they start buying pieces. Once you have it figured out you should start by collecting pieces that mean something to you instead of following art trends. Collecting pieces that are personal and feel special to you can help you be successful as an art collector and help you build an art collection you are proud of. 


bright colors abstract

A night of secrets 2 by Nestor Toro


2. Browse to find art you love

The best way to find the right art for your collection? Take the time to browse! This is a great way to research art and discover which mediums and styles speak to you. You can browse Zatista’s curated collection of original art and filter by style, colour, medium, size and more! Whether you are looking for abstract art or impressionist art, or anything in between, browsing the collection is a great way to find the perfect piece.

Want to take it a step further? Try our art explorer. The Zatista Art Explorer is a unique way to find art you love. To get started, go to the art explorer and select works you like. As you do, we’ll suggest more art based on your tastes. You can then take a closer look at specific artworks, pick a piece of art to start your collection, or save to your favourites for later. There are so many ways to find art you love, you’re sure to find the perfect piece to get started with your collection of one-of-a-kind works.


The Night Rain in Manhattan by Chin H Shin


3. Keep an open mind

One of the most important tips for collecting art is to keep an open mind. You may fall in love with artworks that you wouldn’t have expected to, and that’s just part of the process! Zatista offers a range of art at different price points, so there really is something for everyone. And while it’s helpful to have a budget, remember that original art is an investment that you will keep for years to come.. so it’s better to invest in something you truly love!


black and white abstract painting

Victory by Newel Hunter


4. Follow artists you like

Did you know that Zatista is home to emerging and established artists from over forty countries around the world? Needless to say, there are many artists to explore, all with different backgrounds, processes, and different takes on original art. 

Take the time to look at different artists, and follow the artists whose work you enjoy. On Zatista, you can add artists you like to your favorites. This is a great way to help you choose the art that you’d want to start your collection with!

Soft City: Two Red Doors by Marilyn Henrion


5. Don’t forget to consider your space!

Starting your collection? Don’t forget to consider the space you’ll be hanging your art in! That loud and bold piece of art that doesn’t feel like quite a fit in the bedroom might be better suited for your living room. 

If you’re planning on hanging art in a specific room in your home, take the time to consider things like the size of the piece, the colours you would want incorporated, and the style that would be best suited to your space.

Ready to buy your first original painting or artwork? We carry artwork in a variety of mediums and styles from both emerging and established artists. Browse our curated collection.


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