Best Sources For Buying Art Online

What are the best sources for buying art online?

living room with two sofas
Modern art in our living room.

Finding The Best Online Art Sources

One of the most frequently asked questions I get about our home (right after questions about paint colors which I’ve answered here and here) is where to buy art online.

I get a lot of compliments on the pieces in our home and while I didn’t technically buy all of them online in the traditional sense – I certainly did discover all of the artists online.

The curated collection of art in our home is something I’m most proud of.

However, this does take time!

bold yellow drippy heart art
our Kerri Rosenthal original artwork : photo by Lesley Unruh

Best tips for buying art online.

My best tip for sourcing and discovering great pieces for your home is to follow a few artists on Instagram.

This is a great way to discover both established and emerging artists.

Instagram is a great way to discover so many fun and interesting things.

I love how the app generates new names based on those you already follow.

Many art galleries also have their own Instagram pages as well.

A few favorites are Tappan Collective, Uprise ArtAbsolut art, and Saatchi Art.

If you’re not sure who to follow, here’s some of my personal faves.

Amanda Talley (she painted the piece in our living room-top photo).

Kerri Rosenthal – she’s the artist who painted the bright yellow drippy heart painting in our foyer above.

Carter Kustera did the charming silhouettes in our front stairway. (You can read more about those three pieces here.)

*UPDATE as of February 2021*  I’ve just added my own original fine art to Instagram!

I’d love for you to follow me here–> @suedechiara

black painted bannister in front foyer with wall art
our Carter Kustera: photo by Nicole Cohen

I also love the work of these independent artists – Jenny Prinn, Tiel Duncan, Kate Waddell and Kerry Steele.

This year I’m I’m hoping to acquire a few more pieces to fill the few remaining empty wall spaces we still have left.

My best tip, aside from measuring several times-is to really take your time with an art purchase and buy only what you truly love-regardless of colors or trends.

Over time, you’ll acquire your own curated selection which reflects your personal taste and style.

blue and white wallpaper on bathroom wall with framed heirlooms
My son’s baby swimsuits framed as wall art -photo by Lesley Unruh. You can see more of this bathroom renovation here.

Other ideas.

Personally, I also love to frame my kid’s art and sentimental mementos in lieu of a painting or print.

Vintage scarves and pieces of colorful printed fabric lend themselves best to this sort of project but as long as it’s meaningful, you can’t go wrong.

You can read more about framing keepsake items and heirlooms here!

window vignette with framed art
Mask by Jennifer Ament : photo by Lesley Unruh

Finally, I’ve also found some really beautiful pieces of art and limited edition prints on One Kings Lane, Serena and Lily, Etsy and Minted.

You can also find some great pieces with a wide range of price point over on 1st Dibs, The Real Real and Ebay!

As always, hope you found these tips helpful!

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