Carolyn Swiszcz, Showcase Cinemas, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 22"x 34", Courtesy Steven Zevitas Gallery

What’s really keeping you from buying art? 

Sometimes it’s a matter of being pragmatic.  You like going to museums and admiring the Picassos but if you could, would you hang one over your couch? And perhaps that’s not in the budget so…now what?

Time to figure out the purpose for why you want to buy.  So do you want some art to decorate your home?  Or….do you secretly harbor aspirations to be a collector?

Art collector or consumer, what’s your purpose?  Either one is totally fine and a clear purpose will help give you direction and clarity when you are looking for art and interacting with galleries and dealers.