A Guide to Buying Canadian Art Online

By Mark Skeffington Each month in Canada, more than a thousand artworks are sold online. Dozens of online art auctions are held from coast to coast, while Canadian art is also listed for sale on various websites, including FineArtCollector.ca. Still, some people are uncomfortable, even skittish, buying a painting, print or Inuit carving they haven’t seen with their own eyes or held in their hands. That feeling is understandable. After all, a buyer wants to assure himself/herself … [Read more...]

Museum celebrates art collecting

Tucked away in historic Queenston, Ontario is a small public art museum that celebrates art collecting and collectors. RiverBrink Art Museum houses the eclectic collection of Samuel E. Weir, an Ontario lawyer who had a passion for collecting paintings, sculpture, books, stamps, clocks and decorative arts – a collection of about 1,400 pieces. The love of collecting is stamped all over this little gem of a museum, which backs onto the picturesque Niagara River and is surrounded by beautiful … [Read more...]

Fine Art Collector news coverage

FineArtCollector.ca's quest to turn more people on to the love of art collecting got a boost this past week when the Brantford Expositor daily newspaper profiled our new online art gallery. The story, by reporter Michelle Ruby, took up most of the section front called ENT (short for entertainment) on May 2. The headline described the gallery well: "Online gateway to fine art" FineArtCollector.ca founders Clayton Kenyon and Mark Skeffington were both quoted in the story. Clayton … [Read more...]

Welcome to FineArtCollector.ca

Welcome to our new online art gallery. We are tremendously excited to launch FineArtCollector.ca. We've spent months getting FineArtCollector.ca ready: carefully choosing an exciting lineup of beautiful Canadian art that we've priced aggressively. We're particularly proud to be able to open our online art gallery with art for sale from 7 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) artists: David Blackwood, J.W. Beatty, Stanley Cosgrove, William Ronald, Adrian Dingle, Otto Jacobi and Tom … [Read more...]