Lancaster Fine Arts..Online..Gallery


Some of our Artists

Hariata Tangahoe

Since she first exhibited in the early 1980s, Tangahoe has been described as a naive painter, but these days she shrugs her shoulders and says she has never thought of her paintings in such terms.

Josefina Diazgranados

If there exists a pictorial work that in one way or another could resemble the immaterial patrimony of the Northern Colombian Coast that represents in each brushstroke the grace, the color, and the feeling implicit in the meaning of loving a specific zone

Janine Salway-Stubbs

Janine Salway-Stubbs is a graduate of the National Art School, Sydney. She has spent the last two decades, heading up art departments and teaching art in high schools. Her art has been described as captivating.

Buying Art on the Internet

Nowadays the way that art lovers find and purchase art is no longer the exclusive domain of art galleries. The Internet has revolutionised the way in which art is discovered and purchased. Paintings, sculpture and other forms of art are only a click of a mouse away from the purchaser.


However I believe that when purchasing art on the Internet, the would be purchaser needs to exercise care. In an art gallery the purchaser can physically see the work they wish to purchase. On the Internet the purchaser relies on the authenticity of the image that they see on a computer screen.


My recommendations for helping make that art purchase on the Internet, a good one for you, are as follows: 


  1. Make sure the seller/agent/Internet Gallery is bonfide. Read the information provided on the site and ensure that it can be verified. Questions to be asked here are: What is the seller's background, their association, their record, past and present. If any of these questions remained unanswered ask to speak with the person concerned.
  2. Don't be in a hurry to purchase a work. Check out the artist's details. What is their record of achievement? What is their previous sales record like? What prices have they obtained for works sold? What art prizes and awards as well as their record for professional development been? How long have they been working as an artist? All of these questions are important as they can build up a profile of the artist for you.
  3. If you are able, check out the seller and the artist with other art experts. Use other gallery owners/directors, art writers and academics and even other established artists. These people may have information that is important to you.
  4. Make sure you obtain a Certificate of Authenticity, when you purchase your work.
  5. Make sure your transaction is secure through the seller's account. Ask if you can pay for your purchase in ways other than through the Internet.
  6. And finally I recommend you speak with the seller, before any purchase is made. I welcome this communication with you, so please don't hesitate to ring me on 0438 193 728.


Richard Lancaster