Finds under £500 with JM Finn
We spoke to some of the artists whose work was selected for our Finds Under £500 showcase at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Autumn, to find out what makes a great art collection, and their top tips for aspiring artists.
As Lead Partner of our Battersea Autumn fair, JM Finn supported our curated Finds Under £500 showcase, helping many of our visitors to start their journey collecting art. We spoke to some of the artists selected for the showcase, to ask them what makes a great art collection, and their tips for budding artists…
Artist Tim Southall, Arc Fine Arts
My advice to aspiring artists is to work hard; be committed to what you create and immerse yourself in your creativity.
For collectors – a great art collection is one where every piece has a place and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Start small, perhaps with a limited edition print – like many of the Affordable Art Fair’s Finds Under £500. Buy from the heart. Once you have a few pieces, take a look at how they relate to each other and what you can add to complement the collection.
“A great art collection is one where every piece has a place and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”
Adam Bridgland, TAG Fine Arts
“I love art collections that mirror the personality of that person”
I am a great believer in making work that you want to, that says something about you at that point of time and then hope that someone connects to it. I think you will always struggle to make work that is accessible to all.
I love art collections that mirror the personality of that person, a body of work that throughout you can enjoy different narratives playing off each other and taking you somewhere else.
Artist Veronica Stalberg, Galleri Aurelia
“Playfully explore all the possibilities”
I think, to be a great artist, it’s trying to have your own perspective that is true and authentic without getting lost in the noise, trust yourself and let nature, life, and music inspire.
I would say to aspiring artists: trust your instincts, playfully explore all the possibilities and try, try and try again.
Herme Bellido, Turning Tides Contempoary Art
What makes a great artist? I would say work, work, work. Go and see art shows and read on Art and artists as much as possible. I wish I’d learned earlier to not have fear of failure and risk playing more with the different media.
For collectors, my advice would be to buy pieces you fall in love with and always ask yourself, do I want to live with it?
“We were thrilled to support the Finds Under £500 walls at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Autumn. We hope it helped many visitors to make their first investment in art, and take a beautiful work home” Oliver Tregoning, Head of Marketing at JM Finn.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
JM Finn, Lead Partner of the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Autumn, 21 – 24 October 2021. Read their top tips on starting your own art collection here.
Whilst our Battersea Autumn Fair is over, you can still shop curated artworks for under £500 at our online Christmas market, from 4 November – 6 December 2021.