Investing in the art

The Official Portrait Artists Painting Gallery can be found by clicking below to view best portrait paintings commissions.

 

Australian Art Collector magazine offers some Top Tips, collected from art advisers:

  • Educate yourself
  • Choose a direction for your collection
  • Consider the longevity of an artist’s career
  • Always buy quality – the best painting by the best artist you can afford
  • Differentiate between critical and commercial prestige
  • Establish a budget – and a vision to complement it
  • Look after your collection
  • Make time for your collection

When you are ready to buy, use these general purchasing guidelines:

* Set yourself a budget
* Buy what you like
* Buy a good name (see below on "What to Look for in an artist")
* Buy from a reputable source

ART EQUITY writes: "The recent global financial crisis has demonstrated the need for diversification in a traditional investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and property. A diversified portfolio reduces overall risk and with an allocation of tangible assets like art,
is likely to be less volatile. Art tends not to fluctuate as much as the stock market and art investment portfolios can provide strong income streams in addition to potential long term capital growth.

Art, bought wisely, continues to demonstrate its capacity as a strong long term alternative and store of wealth.
Art is a finite commodity and if bought well, its value can increase significantly over time. The secret is of course
buying wisely. Investment lies in the quality."

What to look for in the Artist

  • Prolific hardworking professional artist dedicated to their career
  • Recognisable awards or other form of recognition
  • Popularity as an artist
  • Are they promoting their artwork? ( artwork is highly visible and selling well)
  • Have they a unique style - original
  • Does not go in for mass production of artwork

  • Artwork of Cynthia Hargraves

    With the current down turn of the economic market investors have the best time to invest in artwork at the best possible price. Consider the artwork of Cynthia Hargraves.

    • About her
    • View her extensive unique commissioned artwork which sells nationally and internationally
    • Her popularity and professional dedication to her artwork has her artwork highly visible around the world
    • Many of her original art pieces are held in private collections world wide
    • Currently her artwork is very affordable but this will not last.
    • Explore her website now and consider the worthiness of this art investment.

     

    Portrait Artist Cynthia Hargraves

    ART PORTRAIT ARTISTS FAMOUS PAINTING GALLERY

    Art Portraits Paintings-Contemporary Canvas oil portraits paintings,pastel portraits,charcoal or watercolour portraits for all occasions

    Commissioned Oil Portrait paintings are created on the finest quality materials. Canvas is usually by Fredrix and Winsor & Newton Professional Artists Brand is used. Best quality art materials are standard while the Commissioned Portrait Paintings are fully tailored to the needs of the clients.

    Commissioned Pastel,Pencil or Charcoal drawings,sketches or paintings are also created in the finest quality art materials to meet the needs of the clients.

    Although I prefer to paint the subjects from life there are many reasons why this is unsuitable and photographs must be used. In these cases the client can either take the photo or I can if visiting my studio. At other times I can catch an aeroplane and fly to your location to take the best photo. If taking the photo yourself please visit my website page on....

    "TAKING THE PORTRAIT PHOTO"

    If contains alot of valuable information on People and Animal Portraits so you can ensure you get the portrait you will treasure for life.

    PRICES: To view prices please click the link at the top of the page. It folds down to reveal different sizes which gives a rough guideline of the cost to the size you require. Please Contact me via PH: 0488 288 512 or click this link: Email me to discuss your painting needs. In the many years as working as a Portrait artist I have painted many difficult requests some of these range from deceased children who have died soon after birth and had to paint them at age 9yrs of age to making subjects younger or even sprouting wings. When painting from photos I usually paint from several photos and arrange them in a family setting. Mock-ups give a client an idea of what they will get.

    Please visit this page for more considerations on your special PORTRAIT CONSIDERATIONS

    Art for Sale of Best Quality Portrait Paintings - Custom Oil,Pastel Portraits

    Childrens Portraits for birthday,wedding,baby shower,family portraits,wedding anniversary gift ideas.Google Analytics guides decisions to portray this information in terms that you can easily locate the Commissioned portraits as gifts for

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    adults,babies,children,teenagers and pets.The best childrens or family portrait painter is important to commission as Memorable Gift Portraits mark the milestones in a child's development from babies and children through to teenagers and adults. Birthday parties,weddings,first day at school, graduations, their first pet-dog or cat, sports or academic achievements can be made a momentos occasion with a heirloom portrait that can be kept for posterity. Often times photos fail to capture all that needs to be said about the child as in their hobbies,interests and endearing habits. Where a photo of a family often fails to capture all the children in the best expressions a group portrait easily expresses the loving unity of a family. More information on the Process of Commissioning a Portrait Painting can be viewed on this link>>> How to get a Portrait Painted

    All children's portraits are unique,custom designed to meet your requirements. These exclusive,original fine art portraits are created from the highest quality materials so that you can experience luxury at an affordable price.
    To View Prices , How to Order and Payment facilities.

    To view top portrait painting examples of these exquisite portraits in various materials view - Art Supplies-Charcoal,Pastels,Oils

    Top Portrait Painters - Personal wedding portraits hold great meaning and are very memorable and sentimental gifts of love in the form of art. Although many of my art portraits are held in private collections many more have received art awards for their appeal. Selecting the right setting for the portrait in the best light and capturing the greatest expression that typifies the subject is often impossible to do in photos. Often the portrait painters subject/subjects must sit for the artist to let the artist understand their nature and do many colour studies and sketches for the painting to be at its best. Then photographs can then be used as a back stop for the collection of ideas and positions. All paintings are done in the highest professional quality materials and whether choosing oils,pastels or charcoal for the commission no painting will be sold unless the client is fully satisfied with the workmanship. Click to View Clients Comments

    Portrait Artist Cynthia Hargraves

    Contact Portrait Artist for Art Portrait Paintings - Baby Portrait Paintings

    Professional Portrait Artist: Cynthia Hargraves provides the best professional custom portraiture for order. Her service is local,experienced, reliable and affordable. She is an Australian Artist who will fly to locations for requests for portraits in remote areas. Please view Clients Testimonials on the service

    Personal wedding portraits commissions hold great meaning and are very memorable and sentimental. Although many of my portraits commissions are held in private collections many more have recieved awards for their appeal. Selecting the right setting for the portrait in the best light and capturing the greatest expression that typifies the subject is often impossible to do in photos.

    Ring: 0488 288 512
    [email protected]

    Often the portrait subject/subjects must sit for the artist to let the artist understand their nature and do many colour studies and sketches for the painting to be at its best. Then photos can then be used as a back stop for the collection of ideas and positions. All paintings are done in the highest professional quality materials and whether choosing oils,pastels or charcoal for the commission no painting will be sold unless the client is fully satisfied with the workmanship. So whether you are commissioning a picture for a wedding gift,corporate art,birthday, unique baby shower, family group,pet portrait or simply using it as a collectible or interior decorating idea to decorate your home you will have a portait to keep worthy of any gallery.

    The Artist....

    Cynthia Hargraves is a successful award winning, published, Master Pastellist and full time Australian Portrait Artist. Cynthia's works are held in many private collections both nationally and internationally. Commissioned portraits extend from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland to Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide and Perth, other rural areas of Australia as well as Worldwide. For more on Cynthia Hargraves Qualifications, Experience, Art exhibitions and Gallery information .

     

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    View >>> Photos to Paintings to see how your photos will appear as a painting and how the background can really make a big impact.

     

    Choose your Design of Portraits by viewing these Portrait Examples ...

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