Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Art Collectors, End of the Day daily painting by Everglades Artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

End of the Day, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 7"x5"
Artists love someone who purchases original art and brings it into their home to be displayed, viewed and enjoyed.  A few years ago only one percent of the American population purchased original art.  That may be changing as more people find and purchase affordable original art over the Internet.  Still, only a small portion of our population knows and values original art.

Artists hope that once a person owns a piece of original art, they will become a collector. A collector is someone who completes the circle of art for the artist.  Because they value what the artist has created, and purchase it, the painting has done its job and touched someone. 

That artwork drew someone in, pleased them, made them think, or caused them to remember.  This, for most artists, completes a circle.  It supports us and allows us to continue, too!  Sometimes a collector wants to know more about the process or inspiration of the artist.  Other collectors have no interest in anything but the artwork.

A true collector chooses works thoughtfully, and for more reasons than the colors of a piece match their current sofa.  A collector knows their own taste, and knows that the work they choose will fit into their space and their life and live happily there.  They will purchase directly from an artist, or from a gallery they can trust.  They know that the artwork they chose needs to withstand the test of time and they want to ensure good craftsmanship and good quality

At the end of the day, a collector knows that the journey of discovering and collecting art can be as creative as the work of the artists who create and that their collection will bring them lifelong pleasure.  If you’re reading this, you may be one of mine! 


Frank Zweegers said...

Looks beautiful!

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Thank you, Frank! The Everglades have a unique beauty.

Frank Zweegers said...

Looks beautiful!

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