Assembling a collection is one of the fun ways to enjoy art. People that create their own collections have personal criteria for the pieces they select. Some may prefer the works of a few artists that produce pieces they love. Others may choose a type of art such as glass sculptures or modern paintings. Still others choose a variety of pieces from many different artists. In the end, what a person likes to see is often what they will choose to collect.
Many believe that assembling an art collection is very costly. Unless a person chooses to assemble the works of old masters, this need not be true. Local artists often produce wonderful pieces that can be part of a collection. Taking the time to visit local galleries, museums and art studios is a way to find great pieces that will work with the rest of a collection. If done over a long amount of time, buying the works of new artists can increase the value of a collection. A person must have a good eye for art to use this method.
There are some people that buy art pieces that are very expensive. Many of these collectors are investing in the art rather than creating a collection they can personally admire. This is the more famously known goal of art collectors. Few private collectors that love art advertise their collections.
People that love certain types of art will be able to find a great many pieces for some categories. As art becomes more popular, there are more artists producing new pieces. Collecting while an artist is still new and relatively unknown is one key to assembling a great collection. Trading with other collectors is also a way to assemble a good collection without investing a fortune.