Enjoy a Hobby in Art Collectibles

Having been an avid collector of a number of different subjects for many years, I can honestly recommend collecting as a fun and very interesting hobby.

Collecting, no matter what the collected subject is will be a fun and highly enjoyable hobby, and I have found that one of the more interesting items to collect is art collectibles. There are many different items to be found, which once created or painted will become a work of art in their own right. This artwork then becomes an art collectible. Art enthusiasts will collect such things as items made from animal bone, and wooden novelty items, all of which will have been hand carved or had artwork painted on.

Many people have large collections of designer rugs which are seen as art. Other art collectibles are limited edition plates, thimbles, Christmas ornaments, and figurines produced by such companies as Franklin Mint. And then of course, a huge majority of art collectors are people who collect fine art paintings.

People who have art collectibles as their hobby will always find their own favourite artists whose works they enjoy and appreciate. They will often choose to collect art from one particular artist, either an old master or an artist from the present; Then again, other collectors will choose to have items from the works of a number of different artists. There are of course those who will fill their collection, with art and art objects which are based on a particular theme, such as landscape paintings, animal figures, or various types of sheet music. It is not uncommon for people to think of art collector’s as being very rich; they think that they may have the ability to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on, lets say an original Monet. However people who do not have huge amounts of money at their disposal can also collect art.

I found that collecting postcards was a very good place to start. If you visit museums of art, you will find in their gift shops high quality items, these include glossy postcards which depict some of their art collections. If you purchase any of these cards, you will begin to really appreciate that anyone can build an art collection. A very good source of art collectibles is the online auction site eBay, no matter what type of art or collectible you wish to have. If you are just starting your collection, the choices and options available are quite overwhelming! You should also bear in mind that you can sell your own bits and pieces; this will help you to afford items for your own collection. Doing this on eBay would certainly help your budget. Other places you can find inexpensive items for your collection are, local flea markets, charity shops, and garage sales. You will be amazed at the treasures other people will be getting rid of.

A good thing when it comes to art collectibles is that you can find artists in every part of the world. When you become an art collector you should visit your local art shows, museums, and local galleries. Here you will be able to find out what inexpensive talent there is close to home. Because most pieces of art have a local theme, art collectibles make excellent travel souvenirs. For instance, the artist Heather Bagnoli specializes in oil paintings of landscapes and architecture most of which are found around her home in the Thames Valley. Of course, collectors of art will be able to find a local artist almost everywhere. Having an art collectible hobby will keep you interested in your surroundings and life in general. With an art collectible hobby you will have a beautiful home filled with wonderful art masterpieces. If having beautiful and interesting things around you is something you enjoy, then you really should consider starting an art collectible hobby today.