Creating an Art Collection

Tyne Bridge at Night by Michael Paul Bennett

At Download Artwork we work very closely with our artists and photographers to bring you high quality original printable art which can be themed into your perfect art collection – and because our artwork is affordable your collection could be up and running in next to no time.

Here are our 6 easy steps on how to start building your own collection.

  1. Pick a theme.
  2. Choose the pictures you like.
  3. Think about the rooms you want to display the pictures in.
  4. Think about the size of the picture.
  5. Print at a reputable printer.
  6. Chose a frame.

Pick a theme

Picking a theme is tremendously important. You need to give you collection an “identity” and something which connects with “you”.

We have set up the Download Artwork site to help you think about ways in which to theme your collection. For example you could use these categories:

Alternatively you might have something else in mind like, for example location or even colour. In these instance please remember to use our filters, tags and real time search bar to help you hone in on the art and photography you want to see.

Choose the pictures you like.

Pick artwork you like – not what you think someone else will like! You have to live with it so its imperative that you enjoy it. Remember everyone has different tastes so don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. There will always be “art critics” out there but a great piece of art and a great art collection is artwork which makes you feel good.

Think about the rooms you want to display the pictures in.

Choosing the collection and getting the collection right is must be done BEFORE picking the room. If you pick the room first and say “I need a picture for this room” then you simply end up with a picture for that room. You almost certainly won’t end up with a collection and when you decide to paint you room (or move house) you’ll end up abandoning the picture.

Think about the size of the picture.

At Download Artwork we are providing you with high quality printable art which can be printed at any size. This means can print artwork as small or as large* as you need. You can therefore be really smart and group smaller images together in rooms where larger prints would not look right.

Print at a reputable printer.

You can upload our digital files to any online printer anywhere in the world. Check out the reviews of these printers to ensure you are getting the quality you want for amazing collection you are about to create.

Chose a frame.

You may already have a good idea of the type of frames you want to use for your collection but don’t rush into it. Wait until you receive the printed version of your art and see what it looks like in the room. This will give you a much better idea of the framing. Remember simpler framing with a simple mount is always the best solution to show off your artwork.

Most of the artwork you see on our site will be framed in a neutral colour with a simple (or no) mount.

We aim to make Download Artwork the “go to” place for original digital printable artwork so why not visit our shop and start your art collection now.