Original artworks can record events; capture the likeness of a person, a place, or an object. These pictures can look like what we see in the real world, figurative or they can look nothing like what’s in the real world, they are abstract, using lines, colours and shapes. Whether figurative or abstract paintings and drawings tell stories; express and evoke emotion, challenge existing ideas and beliefs or are created merely to show beauty and appreciation. They reflect the artist’s point-of-view and possess an independent voice which can be interpreted differently and speak a unique message to each viewer.

With the range of painting and drawing materials available, artists can produce a wide variety of multicoloured and monochromatic drawings and paintings. An artist may choose to work with oil, acrylic, and watercolour for paintings, pencil, charcoal, ink and pastels for drawings or mix these traditional materials with non-traditional materials, such as plastic, thread and newspaper, to create an even more unique work of art.

As a collector, you can choose to focus on one medium, on a particular style and category or a mix of both. You could feature a collection of drawings in one room, your prized paintings in your main rooms or hang a combination of all your favourite artworks on one wall. Whatever you choose, this is the beauty and fun of growing your art collection. Over time with each carefully selected art piece you buy, your collection starts to reflect your own individual taste and expresses your unique personality.