Hi. My name is Megan and I’m the Idiot Art Collector. I currently live in Columbia, SC and over the years I have picked up a few pieces that have become the foundation of my own little collection. I call myself an idiot art collector because I don’t know anything about art. Think “Kris Kardashian in the Art Vandelay prank” from KUWTK…except that’s me all the time:
I started with one or two original paintings that I bought directly from the artists who created them – either at art festivals or while traveling. Some have been gifts. Others have come from a store (yes, even places like Ross). Oh, and I’ve also included a couple things that I made myself.
Then when I moved to Seattle in 2012, I became slightly obsessed with thrift shop art (and second-hand finds in general). There is no rhyme or reason to what I buy or why I buy it…and I would bet that 99.9% of it is absolutely worthless, but on multiple occasions I’ve been told that some of the things I have found are pretty incredible. If nothing else, I hope you’ll see my finds and want to go out an look for some of your own. Seriously, great art can be found just about anywhere.