A Local Artist Shares Her Insider Tips on Buying the Best Art for Your Home

Updated 01/22/19

There is no question that art has the potential to make or break your interior styling. But because it’s such an investment piece, many people shy away from even looking into buying one for their abodes. Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist, one thing’s for sure: Art is always a good idea. Not only does it declare your interior taste as soon as guests walk in, but, unlike clothing trends, art often appreciates over time. Always on the look out for the best places to scout for beautiful pieces, we asked artist Lara Scolari for the best Australian art galleries to visit when shopping for framed artwork.

Scroll on to see her curation below. 

Lara Scolari Gallery, nsw

"Of course, I couldn't go past an opportunity to share my gallery. I specialise in providing modern exquisite original artworks for architects, interior designers, home owners, and stylists. My artworks are produced in an Abstract Expressionist style that are beautiful in organic form, line, colour and composition."

Maunsell Wickes Gallery,NSW

"Maunsell Wickes is in Sydney's historic quarter of Paddington. Located in three 1840s terrace houses, the gallery has nine different exhibition spaces and an impressive sculpture courtyard. The gallery continues to show established as well as mid-career and emerging artists, houses changing monthly exhibitions and an extensive stockroom."

Art2Muse Gallery, NSW

"Founded by Katrina Hampton, Art2Muse Gallery represents a diverse range of contemporary artworks from 45 established artists at an affordable price point. This commercial gallery has been operating in Double Bay in Sydney since 2001. It operates an exciting program of regular exhibitions and provides ongoing personalised service. They also sell works online via their website."

Majestic By Kate Gorman $3500

Sophie Gannon Gallery, VIC

"Sophie Gannon Gallery hosts solo or curated exhibitions each month and shows a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, multimedia, sculpture and installation. The gallery also has an extensive stockroom of represented and non-represented Australian and New Zealand artists, ranging from the young and emerging to senior figures in contemporary art."

Linton and Kay Galleries, WA

"Located in Perth, Western Australia, Linton and Kay Galleries hosts an impressive collection of quality fine art, complemented by a range of exhibitions, events and art services. The galleries specialise in contemporary painting, sculpture and Aboriginal Art. Linton & Kay Galleries are committed to providing corporate, private and investment collectors access to fine art of the highest quality."

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