Tips for Purchasing Your First Piece of Art from a Gallery

Purchasing your first piece of art can be a challenging and even overwhelming experience, but it can also a wonderful one. If you are ready to finally start your art collection, then a few tips may be able to assist you during your first art purchase.

  • Start by deciding what kind of art you like. Get a sense of what your personal tastes are. Begin by seeing a wide variety of art. This will help to familiarize yourself with artists, styles and various periods.
  • Next, set yourself a budget. Establish just how much you are comfortable spending on your art piece. If you find a piece that you absolutely love, its okay to go over the budget a bit, but the last thing you want when purchasing your first piece of art is buyers remorse.
  • It is important to understand the factors that affect the price of a piece. Rarity, medium, period, and primary vs. secondary market are all important factors to understand when considering a piece.
  • Finally, consult an appraiser or experienced collector about the value of a piece you are considering purchasing. This can help make sure that you are receiving a fair price.

At Lyn Segal Fine Art, we have a passion for art and we hope that these tips help to make the experience of purchasing your first piece of art from a gallery one that is both positive and exciting.

Lyn Segal Fine Arts provides buying, selling and appraisals of fine art. Contact Lyn Segal today to discuss your fine art needs at 970-390-9192 or