Which art to buy? Should you purchase art for investment only, or for display enjoyment? Or both?
Linda has over 30 years of experience purchasing art on behalf of her clients across a wide range of tastes, goals, and objectives. She purchases from her extensive list of galleries and contacts in Canada, USA, and Europe. How can you be assured you’ll like the works she selects for you? Linda takes the time to understand your tastes, goals, likes and dislikes before she selects any fine art pieces. Then she’ll review with her clients and secure approval prior to purchase. And as an interior designer she’ll even take the display space and surroundings into account in her selection of art.
Linda follows a four-step process to acquire art:
STAGE 1: CLIENT ASSESSMENT
She assesses the client’s taste, goals, budget, and preferences on all aspects of the art, including whether the art is for investment, display, or both. She will review all styles of art to determine what the client prefers, such as impressionist, modern, 19th century, renaissance, abstract, pop, art deco, art nouveau, cubism, fauvism, realism, photography, abstract art, etc. She’ll then review media preferences, such as paintings (watercolours, oil, acrylic, pastel), printmaking (linocut, woodcut, etching, monoprint), drawings (pencil, coloured pencil, ink, markers, pastel, chalk), photography (film, digital), sculpture (bronze, clay, stone, porcelain, steel), glass, mixed media (collage, assemblage), etc.
STAGE 2: RESEARCH
Linda will conduct extensive research into available art that matches client tastes, and fits within the budget. She will contact various galleries and private sellers, and will often visit the galleries to view the works in person and interview the seller/artist.
STAGE 3: CLIENT REVIEW
Linda will assemble a portfolio of proposed works, then thoroughly review with the client prior to any purchases. This iterative process is often very educational to the client, and helps them more fully understand the value of their works.
STAGE 4: PROCUREMENT
Linda will purchase the works on behalf of her clients, then arrange for shipping and delivery via a specialized art logistics company. This is vital to ensure your art arrives damage-free. Linda will also ensure the art is insured for the duration of the shipping phase.