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How To Begin To Collect Art Collectibles That Will Make Your Home Unique

Aug 18, 2007
Many people have become enamored with the hobby of collecting different items and one of the most rewarding is that of collecting art collectibles. There are so many different items that can be collected in this genre that it truly boggles the mind. In the art collectibles category one can collect anything from rice grains that have tiny paintings on them to giant paintings or posters or even wall tapestries. There are also rare items that are numbered and limited that can be collected such as the plates or certain sculptures that you may see advertised on TV or in magazine.

Many people follow particular artists and collect mainly that artist's work. One of my favorites is an artist by the name of Wyland who specializes in paintings about marine life. His paintings are very colorful and the creatures he paints almost seem to be alive. This particular artist is also known for his enormous murals that are painted on buildings and called "whaling walls". These murals depict many different species of whales. We have one near me in Destin Florida.

Collecting art need not be a hobby only for the wealthy and affluent. You don't have to be a collector of Rembrandt to be able to enjoy this fun hobby. There are many other pieces if art one can collect that can be just as rewarding to the average person. I have a friend who collects movie posters and he has one of the largest I have seen. Some of these posters make really cool art when framed and hung on the wall.

As a professional internet marketer I am a big user of eBay for finding all sorts of items and art collectibles are no different. As a matter of fact you will be completely blown away by the enormous selection available just from this one source. You can even sell items of your own that you may want to get rid of when starting a new collection. You may also be very surprised at the valuable collectibles you can find at garage sales and flea markets. I know when I have taken the time to get out early on a Friday or Saturday morning and hit the garage sales I have often found some bargains that were worth many times what I paid for them.

It doesn't matter where in the world you are there are artists available whose work you may want to collect. I have a friend on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas whose teenage son creates beautiful pieces of art depicting different types of fish which he fashions from driftwood and then paints them with bright colors. This is something that can be fun if you travel. Collect art from local artists wherever you go that will also give you fond memories of the places you have been.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about collecting art as well as art collectibles at http://www.actionfiguresandcollectibles.com
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