3 Reasons Why You Should Be Collecting Small Works Of Art

I often find myself saying go big when it comes to artwork. I do love large works for wall art. However, I do think that small pieces of art can have a great impact on the way your interior feels. The following are three reasons why I think every space should include some small works of art.

Image by  Tony Soluri via Luxe.com

Image by Tony Soluri via Luxe.com

As shown above small works grouped into a large collection can have a big impact.

Best Supporting Actor

If you think of your home as the “Story of You” than small works of art can be considered supporting actors to whatever is the “star of the show”. Whether it’s a large painting, limestone fireplace or a treasured heirloom piece of furniture, I do think every room needs a focal point, something special, a wow factor that makes it spectacular. The next trick is finding the fun little things that continue to express your personality. Things that give your room life without making it look cluttered. These “extras” can be many different things. I find small works of art can be little treasures that make you smile everyday.

I love how Rachel Cannon of  Rachel Cannon Interiors  uses small works of art on the front of these builtins. Its so unexpected and supports and compliments all of the pieces in the room

I love how Rachel Cannon of Rachel Cannon Interiors uses small works of art on the front of these builtins. Its so unexpected and supports and compliments all of the pieces in the room


Charming Versatility

Small works can be very versatile. I have several pieces that I like to move around and enjoy in different spots. Think of a dresser, bedside table, desk, bathroom counter etc. Something unexpected tucked in here and there can make an extra, special impact.

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Affordability

Small works of art can be incredibly affordable. They are a perfect way to own a piece of original art that in larger sizes might not be in your current budget. Think of having lunch at a fancy restaurant instead of a five course dinner. If you are interested in collecting original art, you don’t have to start big. I often try to pick up something on a trip. Small works are portable and easy to throw in your suitcase.

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This sweet little bunny painting by  Rebecca Robinson  is so sweet.

This sweet little bunny painting by Rebecca Robinson is so sweet.

Beach Party V by Lankford Barksdale  is available at The Collective Dallas

Beach Party V by Lankford Barksdale is available at The Collective Dallas



Where To Buy Small Art

I follow several artist on instagram whose work I admire. Many of them produce small pieces that they sell right off of their feed. Some websites such as art.com or minted.com provide small prints at reasonable prices and various sizes. The following are just a few of the sites that I love to find small works of original art. These are just a few, there are too many to list them all.

rebeccarobinsonart.com

katherinesmiller.com

thecollectivedallas.com

kathykousart.com has a tab called “little blessings”

kaycehughes.com has a section of very affordable “daily paintings”

ginajulian.com

blayneart.com

Tip: Approach an artist you love and ask if they have a small works collection or if they sell their sketches or studies. These can be tiny masterpieces. Also keep in mind that as we approach the holidays may artists will offer small works collections. Make a habit of joining email lists on their websites or following them on Instagram to be sure to be notified.

Tip: I have focused mainly on painting in this post. Don’t forget sculpture, pottery and fine art photography are also excellent mediums for small works of art.

The little details really do make the difference. So, consider picking up a small piece of art like a …painting , sculpture, black and white sketch or photograph etc. It’s not rocket science. Art is very personal. If it sparks joy then it will work somewhere in your home.

Sometimes big things come in tiny packages and this can be very true when it comes to art. Consider beginning a collection of small works of art. I think you may find great joy in filling your house full of little bits of creativity.

Thanks so much for reading!

XO,

Anne

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