The purpose of art is to connect the spirit of the artist
with the spirit of other human beings. That connection can be temporary or ongoing.
Art collectors want to share that spirit more often in a time and place of their choosing.
Having art to inspire, restore, and illuminate our human experience is a
privilege and a responsibility. Art should be displayed and shared as the artist intends.
Collecting visual art is especially rewarding. The art can be displayed where it can be
enjoyed on a daily basis. It can add to the ambiance of a space giving that space additional meaning. Particular pieces reflect the collectorís
personal view of truth and beauty. Art is often the only way we can express the complex character of our being.
The artist, the artwork, and the collector are united in experience, spirit and expression.
People who enjoy collecting and building art collections
develop a passion for what interests them. They usually donít conform to
fads and crazes and buy because they enjoy the relationship with art that
transforms a part of their lives. They do not buy for investment purposes. They collect because they have
discovered a certain appreciation for a particular artist, a certain media,
style, process, subject matter or other value they find in an art form. Collectors
seek information and insight that contributes to their appreciation. They
educate themselves and create a better understanding of the artistís
intentions, process and techniques, the history of those processes and media,
and the history of the artist and the art form. There is a special satisfaction found in these
discoveries. All of this goes beyond the contemporary notion that art is