Where can you find original Canadian Art online? Here are five of our favorite resources.
There are 24,800 visual artists in Canada, and 52% of these artists are self-employed. There are 1389 galleries in Canada, but many represent a stock of similar artists across the country, with a small number of local artists to fill out their rosters. So where can you find a broad range of these 24,800 Canadian artists works for sale?
Buying Canadian Art online is easier than ever, making remarkable artworks from all corners of Canada, easily accessible to any art lover with an Internet connection. With twenty years in the industry, and insatiable appetite for art, I have scoured the country for great artworks, that are readily available online. In my travels I have found that the majority of Canadian art galleries represent a handful of typical names with a few local favorites thrown in, depending on the aesthetic and tastes of the gallery owner. I find it almost redundant for so many galleries across the country to carry so much of the same art. So where can you find great original Canadian art that moves outside the standard landscapes and familiar names?
Most often you can find what I call, ‘the treasure trove’ online these days. As an art lover and art collector, I love the hunt, I love the fun of browsing around and stumbling on something unusual, something I have never seen before. Like my wardrobe, I want something that causes a stir, a talking piece that gets the conversation going among guests. I don’t want classical; I want jazz, rock and new age. So where can an art collector go to discover a little lightening, without having to travel across the country?
Here are five of my favourite websites that promote Canadian art, and help art collectors around the world discover great Canadian art, without having to leave the comfort of their favourite lounge chair.
- Saatchi Art – Saatchi Art offers an unparalleled selection of over 6,574 original Canadian artworks from artists from all over the world, including paintings, photography, sculpture, drawings, collage, and limited editions.
- Artists in Canada – This Canadian Art Sales Gallery features Artists in Canada’s Active Membership who are dedicated to producing new artwork and crafts. Find Canadian art from paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour, as well as mixed media, photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, wood working and jewelry. All transactions are with the artist.
- Art in Canada – Canadian Artwork shown on AIC artist website since 1999. Well established, the website has been a great source for connecting art buyers with artists. This website brings new technology, a new look, and a whole new level of finding original Canadian artwork, on-line.
- Canadian Indian Art Inc. offers one of the largest collections of Native or Aboriginal Art in Canada and is dedicated to promoting the unique artwork of the Squamish Nation Artists to collectors and enthusiasts around the world. You can view our entire catalog of Canadian native art on this website.
- Koyman Galleries – while Koyman is a bricks and mortar gallery, it does offer an extensive catalogue of Canadian Art and offers a great online catalogue to browse and buy original artworks from Canadian artists – now with 50 years in the Canadian Art business.
These are just a few places you can find some of Canada’s artists online, enjoy the hunt and the discovery of a very special piece of Canadian Art suited to your unique tastes.