Hi. My name is Megan and I’m the Idiot Art Collector. See, the problem is that while I love and appreciate art, I know absolutely nothing about it. I just like what I like, and over the years have picked up a few pieces that have become the foundation of my own little collection.
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 a few years ago, I became slightly obsessed with thrift shop art. 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.