3 Sound Reasons to Dispel the Myth that You Can’t Afford Art

When one hears the terms ‘galleries’, ‘art collectors’ or ‘investment art’, one immediately thinks of big bucks and inaccessibility but thanks to the ingenuity of certain online sites and galleries, you are most likely in the position to buy original art right now!

Here’s why:

'COSMIC COSMOS'--- Original Acrylic Painting by SA artist, Cherie Roe Dirksen ---460 x 610Bid or Buy (a trustworthy and reputable online auction/shopping site that I have used for over 8 years now) has a PayLater plan for approved, secure sellers.  Now you can buy original art and pay it off monthly.  For example: The painting on the right works out to R340.00 per month (approx. $34.00) with PayLater (click on the picture to take you to Bid or Buy — the PayLater symbol is on the right of the page, underneath ‘add to cart’).  They also conveniently accept Paypal, EFT’s, credit cards, Discovery Miles and loads more other payment options to make life easier for your online shopping requirements.


Saatchi Online offers original art from around the world at every income level.  They even have a curator who scours the site every single day for fresh and exciting work by artists from every corner of the globe to put in collections that range from under $1000 to under $100!  There are so many great works and diverse artists to choose from but here are a few to get you going:


RedBubble is an online print site that offers excellent, high quality canvas prints, cards, photographic prints, matt prints, framed prints and posters at incredibly affordable prices. There is something here to please every pocket.  Here are some tasters of what to expect at this site — an array of artists and a sea of colour, different styles and ingenuity:

Afternoon Shadows by Lynda Robinson  'Raw' — Jeff Buckley (Rock Art Series) by Cherie Roe Dirksen Rain Rustle - Original Oil On Canvas by Leonid Afremov by Leonid  Afremov

Proverbs 31 Woman by Eva C. Crawford Leopard Attack by Cherie Roe Dirksen Gypsy Firefly by Aimee Stewart

So, with all these options, can you honestly say that you can’t do anything about those empty wall spaces?

Do you own original art?

Do you prefer to buy prints?

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