What’s the point of buying artwork for your living space if it doesn’t look great? Original artwork is hand-produced, and every color is specifically chosen and hand-applied. The subtleties of the colors and textures come alive on the wall with an original painting.
A one-of-a-kind canvas painting will make your space your own. You probably have noticed the same Home Goods or Walmart artwork in several friends living rooms. Even if your one-of-a-kind painting isn’t by a well-known artist, the originality of the piece evokes more of a sense of wealth and personality into your living space.
Original artworks have dimension and depth. Whether gallery wrapped around stretcher bars or framed for protection, an original artwork will actually pop off the walls. Simply put, this depth will always fill a room more powerfully than a flat poster against a wall.
There’s not much excitement in saying “Oh, I bought this from [any major retailer]. However, when you buy original tropical art, it’s often an adventure. Many times, you may talk with the artist, hear the story behind the artwork, and understand the feeling behind it. Because the process of buying original artwork is so different from buying mass-produced consumer artwork, you can usually expect to have a great story to tell at the end of it. Not only can these stories impress your guests, but they’ll also help forge deeper personal connections between you and the artwork you buy.
The Emotional Element
The vividness of the appearance, the higher quality, the originality, the depth, and the story behind the original artwork all add up to help create a strong emotional connection to the original artwork you end up buying. The sheer fact that original artwork can often cost more money means that you wouldn’t end up buying it unless you already felt a connection and attraction to this artwork. However, if you buy original art, you can ensure that your collection is made up of only the worthiest of pieces, and not impulse buys that cost little but waste your wall space with cheap designs that don’t truly "speak" to you.
The great thing about buying artwork is that it can often appreciate in value. Unlike furniture or Pottery Barn mass-produced pieces, original artwork typically does not lose its value for having been previously owned. Instead, if you invest smart, your artwork may be worth more after years hanging in your living room than it was worth when you first bought it.
Wetlands by Alan Zawacki - 30"x40" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas