It finally happened, you left the parental nest and moved into your very first home. Boxes are unpacked.  Internet is connected. There may be a houseplant to water but somehow you just aren’t feeling a sense of ownership. Your space is missing that personal touch which turns four walls into a home. There’s no excuse for living months or even years with bare walls just because you’re intimidated with the thought of buying original art.


Most people can agree that art completes a room. The Internet launched the age of the online gallery making the journey easy and fun rather than snobby and confusing. Now more then ever, art is accessible to a wider range of buyers- including apartment dwellers and first-time homebuyers. Sites providing easy-to-digest information allows a first-time buyer to go from novice to enthusiast just by browsing from the comfort of their home.


I recently discovered UppstArt a user-friendly digital market place for original art. Based in Calgary, this easy-to-browse website sorts more than 600 offerings by style, subject, and medium.  Their curated selection of art includes abstract painting, landscapes, photography, and Inuit sculptures by emerging and established artists, both local and from around the world.


That doesn’t mean that everything is expensive. They offer a whole selection of art under $250.00.  No matter your price point, art is an investment. Browsing UppstArt is a great way to buy art online without spending your entire decorating budget. Another feature they provide is an art visualizer that allows you to digitally review the art on your wall. The art arrives ready to hang and the shipping is free, on top of this amazing customer service they also offer a 7- day hassle free money back guarantee. No need to worry about long-term commitment as they enable you to resell your art with them should you discover that your passion is really realism not abstract. Being socially responsible, UppstArt strives to create a life long income for the artists they represent, not just from the original sale. This isn’t just your average e-commerce site they provide an informational channel for buyers, a curatorial service for artists and state of the art technology to ensure the preservation of both.


The hunt for the perfect piece of art is in itself is a journey that brings more than just the sense of satisfaction when you first hang it. The personal connection that speaks directly to you is just one of the benefits of owning original art. I wish you safe travel as you take the first steps towards starting your personal collection. Be warned, this could become a pleasant addition.




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