We simplify your quest for art.
SavvyArt Market is a boutique art studio and experience that hosts your art buying adventure. We find,
facilitate the purchase of, or create quality art from our roster of Canadian artists and beyond.
We curated these artists based on our philosophy of positivity, collaboration and adventure.
Why Buy From SavvyArt Market?
Viewing and buying artwork is a deeply personal experience. Some artworks will always make certain people happy, while those same paintings will make other people sad. The act of buying art used to be personal or at least required some personal investment (effort, time and money). Art was special, a valuable item, a reward. Great art brought joy and a connection to your creativity. At SavvyArt Market we are all about bringing art buying back to the joy it was, but now for the modern world and busy people. We are truly a boutique experience for the modern art buyer who desires predictable trustworthy customer service, especially a personal touch. We are a hidden secret in the art industry.
Buying art online has taken away some of that personal touch. Unlike thousands of online art galleries, online and in person we are gifted hosts for your art buying adventure. Just tell us what spaces you need filled and we do the rest. Everything you need and more is in our one studio.
Think of us like your friend, hosting you for a fabulous cottage weekend, who skillfully anticipates and attends to your needs. We help you fill your empty walls with art and framing via customized DIY, DIT (do it together) or DIFY (do it for you) options from our curated stable of artists and beyond. We are most concerned with your joy of owning art and re/connecting you with your creativity. With our high quality standards and excellent customer service, you can trust us to successfully complete your spaces with art that excites you and have fun in the process.
If you know what you want, shop our online gallery and choose from a huge selection of Canadian original art, reproductions, prints and photography.
We ship directly to your home - easy peasy.
If you can't find what you want, or are not sure what you need, we offer art services to help you, including an art style survey. Contact us and we'll help you find it, make it, or update what you have. We do this all the time with great success. Check out our reviews below and on Google.
We are art experts that will help you navigate the art industry and answer all the questions and concerns you have about buying art.
Buying art you love SHOULD BE EASY AND FUN!
Let us anticipate all your needs so you get the artwork that makes your soul sing.
Karen Mayer, lifelong artist, has been styling homes with art for 10+ years, helping people find exactly the right piece to fit their space and more importantly make their soul sing! At SavvyArt Market our team, artists, and suppliers are aligned with our philosophy of positivity, collaboration and adventure.
"I recently purchase an oil painting from Karen... She spoke to the artist for me to get more background information on the motivation for the painting, which I really appreciated. Karen is pleasant and has a no pressure approach. You can tell that she knows, appreciates and loves art. I would recommend Karen and Savvy Art Market to anyone wishing to get some art into their life!"
~ Diane, ON.
"Karen has and is still helping me find art and most importantly suggest a spot to display them in my small condo." ~ Yuksel, ON.
"Thank you so much! I really look forward to the delivery tomorrow! Thank you for being so kind, efficient, and personable!" ~ Kate, N.J
What is original art? Original art is any item or object that is conceived and produced by an artist, whether they do the work themselves or supervise others to complete their vision or concept.
How is a print different than a reproduction? Reproductions are usually mass-producted artworks, like posters, although paper quality and variety has improved. The artist who created the image may or may not be involved in the process of their artwork being replicated. There are several different kinds of art prints, including lithographs, serigraphs, giclees, wood cuts, etc., that are composed and their production closely managed by the artist. The quantities of art prints produced are usually limited. Art prints are usually more expensive than reproductions. Both terms have been misused for years confusing the public. You would buy art prints at a gallery usually. Reproductions are usually sold more widely, depending on quality, from big box stores to higher end art sources. Reproductions are often mistakenly called prints. Unfortunately, art prints is now a catch-all term used by the public to describe all wall artwork that isn't original.
Originals vs. Reproductions? These two types or artworks are opposites. Originals are one-of-a-kind and priced higher to compensate the artist for having only one opportunity to make money on that artwork. Reproductions are mass-produced copies of art, priced lower due to large supply and repeated use of the same image.
Original vs. Art Prints? Generally originals are one-of-a-kind and art prints are limited number of multiples of an original design, however the lines between the two can be blurred. Technically an artist can choose to produce only one art print, in lithography or serigraphy process, creating a one-of-a-kind artwork. But often a limited series of the same art print is produced for a few reasons. Occassionally artists may copy their own original in a different size to please a buyer's request. The two may look similar, but they would never be exactly the same. Originals tend to cost more than art prints, but it depends on the artist, size and market.
Where to buy original art? Search on your browser for original art near me. Your local community galleries and art associations are the best places to look for art. If you are not finding sizes and styles to fit search on SavvyArt Market for original Canadian art from talented artists across Canada. Still can't find what you want. Reach out on our contact page. Our art experts can help you find what you want.
Can you negotiate the price for art? Negotiating the asking price for art is a sensitive topic to art sellers and artists. Buyers who begin their conversation with the request to bargain a price are rude and will find themselves rejected. Selling art is how artists and sellers make a living so consider this before you ask for a discount. If your boss asked you to work the next two days for 25% less pay, would you do it? Probably not. So why should the artist sell for a discounted price just because you asked? Pricing art is complex in which market factors, artist reputation, skills, talent, experience, position and popularity are carefully factored together to set a price. Art prices have very little to do with how long it took the artist to paint a particular artwork. The only time an artist or art seller will entertain price negotiations is if they are clearing out inventory, having a sale on their terms to entice interest, if you have purchased several artworks from them in the past, are buying multiple pieces at one time, or are trading something they believe is valuable.
How long does it take an artist to paint? Even if the artist draws a simple design on a page, their training and hours of practice over years, possibly decades, factors in to how quickly they produce an artwork. Often the ideation stage, when they are formulating the artwork in their head, can take days, weeks, months or years. So when you ask the question, "How long did it take you to paint this art?" the answer is complicated and possibly unanswerable. The time spent to create an artwork is a very small factor involved in pricing the artwork.
Why buy original art? Decide to buy original art to bring positive joy and presence into your home and workspace. A part of the artist's soul is included in an original artwork. Original art adds an atmosphere in your space, reflecting the style and energy of the artwork itself. It is a conversation starter and perfect for children to stimulate their brains with imagination and colour.