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5 Tips on Buying Your First Piece of Art

Hello everyone and a pleasant good evening to you wherever you may be. I have been a gallery owner selling fine art for over a decade and a collector of art for even longer. I have put together what I think are the most important tips for new collectors buying their first piece of art.


The art world really can be overwhelming but there are many ways to find art info. The better education you have, the better your collection will be. I suggest reading art magazines, talking to other fine art collectors, visit local art festivals and art gallerists to familiarize yourself with different styles and mediums of fine art. This is also where the internet, specifically Michael Ashley Gallery, can be a helpful resource in discovering new art you may have never know existed.

Very often you evolve from what you originally thought you liked. This is because your taste becomes more sophisticated and you expand your horizon to find that you also like abstract photography or beautiful shots of the Milky Way you never knew existed.

Michael Ashley Gallery is one of the largest top selling galleries of modern and contemporary luxury fine art in the world. Combined with the commitment to creating a luxury product, investing in one of these pieces will bring the enriching and visual elegance of nature into your home.

We release our artwork in limited editions no more than 250 with the average print being 100. This adds incredible value to our collectors. Having low editions allows us to create true value for our collectors.

With sales increasing every month, we are have been fortunate to sell out and retire 5 Limited Edition Photographs from our gallery. Once and image is retired, it can never be produced and purchased again, adding increased value to our prints.


"Mahina" 40x60 Roma Tabacchino Framed Acrylic Fine Art Print with 3'' Black Linen Liner



Acrylic vs Metal Prints? Metal vs Canvas? Canvas vs Print? Are you buying something that you love and you want purely because you think it’s great? Or are you buying something that you love but want it more as an investment?

Limited Edition prints can be a great investment, and grow substantially in value as the prices rise quickly when prints sell through the edition and fewer are available. 

There are different types of purchases in the art world. An original painting on canvas is more valuable than a work on paper by the same artist; or if it’s a limited edition versus a one-of-a-kind piece. We offer a very collectable piece on canvas titled "December Secret". Read why this rare one of a kind artwork is so special here.