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Are you looking to add an artistic touch to your home or office? Buying artist prints is an excellent way to express your unique personality and enhance your space. In this blog post, we'll dive into the world of artist prints, exploring different styles, formats, and tips for finding the perfect piece. Whether you're a seasoned art collector or just starting your journey, we've got you covered.

Discovering Unique Artist Prints

The world of art prints is vast and diverse, offering a wide range of styles, formats, and sizes to suit any taste. From modern masterpieces to classic fine art prints and historical artist prints, there is something for everyone. But with such a large selection, where do you begin? Let's explore three unique categories: modern art masterpieces, classic fine art prints, and art posters. No matter your taste, you're bound to find something that speaks to your heart and complements your interior.

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As you shop for art prints in the UK, remember that prints are available in various formats, including canvas, artist prints on museum-quality paper, signed artist prints, and poster art prints. This allows you to choose the perfect format for your space and style preferences. Additionally, many online shops and art galleries offer a wide range of frames to match your chosen print, ensuring a seamless and cohesive display.

Modern Art Masterpieces

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Modern art is an exciting and diverse realm that encompasses paintings in a wide range of styles, movements, and mediums. From abstract and surreal to pop art, landscape, floral, seascapes and more, there is no shortage of captivating pieces created by independent artists, famous contemporary artists like John Dyer, Ted Dyer and Joanne Short and renowned masters, such as Picasso, Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Klimt.

To discover modern art masterpieces in the UK, visit galleries like the National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate St Ives and the Courtauld Institute. These institutions showcase some of the most celebrated modern art pieces, offering a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with incredible works of art.

Classic Fine Art Prints

Classic fine art prints are beautiful reproductions of original works of art, professionally printed to capture the essence of the original piece. They are a fantastic way to decorate your space with timeless masterpieces that evoke a sense of history and sophistication.

classic artist prints by Ted Dyer in a contemporary room setting

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To find classic fine art prints in the UK, websites such as our own offer an impressive selection of artworks at competitive prices. Browse the extensive collection to find prints from a range of artists, including iconic names like Van Gogh.

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Cornish Posters

Cornish posters are a unique and enchanting category of art prints that showcase the stunning landscapes and culture of Cornwall, a region in the southwest of England. Beloved Cornish artists like John Dyer and Joanne Short have captured the essence of this beautiful area, creating vibrant posters and images that celebrate Cornwall's natural beauty and charm.

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These posters are a great way to bring a bit of Cornwall into your home, and they make wonderful gifts for friends and family. Whether you're looking for a classic seascape or prefer a vibrant abstract design, Cornish posters are sure to impress.

Transform Your Empty Walls

Empty walls are a blank canvas, just waiting to be transformed with beautiful art prints that reflect your personality and style. Whether you're looking to create a cohesive gallery wall or simply add a touch of beauty to a room, the right art prints can make a world of difference.

When selecting wall art, consider the size and format of the print, as well as the overall aesthetic of the room. Opt for warm neutral tones for a cozy rustic design, classic black and white color palettes for a sophisticated Scandinavian minimalist bedroom aesthetic, or bold city wall art for a cosmopolitan aesthetic.

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Gallery Wall Inspiration

A gallery wall in your interior is an inspiring way to showcase a collection of art pieces, photographs, and other items in a visually appealing arrangement. To create an eye-catching gallery wall, consider hanging treasured family photos, inspirational quote inspired artwork, or DIY pieces like framed accessories and large-scale photography with fine art prints in a salon style hang.

When selecting pieces for your gallery wall, you can either choose wall prints based on a recurring theme, motif or colour family, or mix different styles, themes and patterns together for a more eclectic look. Balance is key; keep the entire collection between two-thirds to four-fifths of the size of the wall for a harmonious display and group subjects and colour themes in blocks.

Choosing the Right Size and Format

The size and format of your wall art pieces plays a crucial role in achieving the desired impact. For a stunning effect over prominent pieces of furniture, consider large art prints or a set of three square or upright oriented prints.

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On empty walls without furniture taking centre stage, opt for large prints or hang groups of prints for a beautiful and impressive display.

Canvas prints are perfect for authentic reproductions of original paintings, acrylic prints are ideal for black and white photos, and art poster prints on quality papers are great for paintings, illustrations and graphic designs such as quote prints. 

Customising Your Art Prints

Framed Wall Art Options

Framing your art prints offers numerous benefits, including a polished and professional appearance, protection from dust and damage, and the opportunity to customise the look to match the rest of your decor. Choose from an extensive selection of wood or aluminium frames in a variety of styles and colours to perfectly complement your art print.

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Customising the way your art prints are presented is a fantastic way to express your individual style and ensure a perfect fit for your space. Buy unframed so you can experiment with coloured, textured, ornate and wide or narrow frames, or refresh outdated frames with a coat of paint to breathe new life into your artwork.

Framed wall art adds a delightful focus to any room. When selecting a frame, choose from the wide variety of wood or aluminium mouldings in various styles and colours, as well as mount styles to suit your personal taste. There are so many options available at local framers.

When purchasing framed wall art from, you can create a unique piece tailored to your preferences. Our framing service allows you to choose the ideal size, format, and frame for your new wall art print, ensuring a one-of-a-kind piece you won't find anywhere else!

Canvas Prints, Museum-quality Paper, and Archival Poster Print Paper

Selecting the right material for your art print plays a significant role in its overall appearance and longevity. Canvas is a strong, reliable fabric perfect for reproducing paintings and for printing on, while museum-quality paper that is used for Limited Editions and Open Editions is a thick, archival-grade paper designed to stand the test of time for 100+ years. Poster paper, on the other hand, is a lightweight and economical option, ideal for printing beautiful art posters but it can still be archival if you buy carefully, as with all the art poster prints available to buy online at John Dyer Gallery which are highly specified.

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Each material has its advantages: canvas prints provide a durable and authentic appearance, museum-quality paper offers a wide range of weights and finishes for fine art prints, and poster paper is an excellent choice for illustrations and graphic designs.

Consider the type of art you're purchasing and your personal preferences when selecting the ideal material for your print and if your selected image isn't available in another range then just ask as it can probably be made available on request.

Supporting Independent Artists and UK Art Collections and Art Galleries

By buying local art from online galleries, you are supporting independent artists and helping them to generate income. This not only benefits the artists, but also contributes to preserving the cultural heritage of the UK by ensuring that artists can continue to interpret and inspire for us all through their artwork.

The Impact of Buying Local Art

Buying local art has numerous advantages, both for the artists and the community. It empowers artists to keep creating based on their surroundings and what inspires them, supports the local economy, and brings a one-of-a-kind charm and aesthetic to your home or office. 

Purchasing local art also has environmental advantages, for example, as it reduces transportation needs and associated emissions. When purchasing artist prints from from the poster, open-edition and canvas ranges, each order is printed and available in multiple countries so the art is made and shipped locally.

Supporting local art also helps to strengthen cultural identity and promote the history and culture of an area. As you purchase and display local art, you contribute to the preservation of traditional art forms, showcasing the values and beliefs of the people who live there.

How Your Purchase Helps

When you buy local art, you not only acquire a beautiful piece for your home, but you also directly support the artist and their community. This support encourages local economies. It also promotes local culture and helps preserve traditional art forms. This is particularly true in Cornwall.

In addition to supporting independent artists, purchasing local art also benefits UK art collections, safeguarding the nation's cultural heritage by fostering the work of local artists who are the artists who's art will be in the public collections in the future.

By purchasing artist prints it allows artists to keep creating and bringing joy to the world with their original paintings as the print sales really help to keep the wolf from the door!

Finding the Perfect Artwork for You

To find the perfect artwork and prints for you, it's essential to consider factors such as your budget, personal taste, and the existing or potential new style of the room where the art will be displayed. By taking these aspects into account, you can select the ideal piece or pieces that reflects your personality and that will enhance your space.

To help you on your quest for the perfect artwork, we'll guide you through navigating online collections and creating your own unique collection. With these tips, you'll be well on your way to finding a piece that speaks to your heart and complements your interior design.

Navigating Online Collections

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Some of the best online art collections in the UK include The UK Art Print & Poster Site, Desenio, Juniqe, John Dyer Gallery and King & McGaw. Each offers an incredible variety of choices, making it easy to find the perfect piece for your home or office.

When exploring these online collections, use the search bar to find specific pieces or browse by artist, style, or theme for a more immersive experience. Many websites also offer helpful filters and tools to narrow down your options and find the perfect piece that matches your taste and budget.

Creating Your own collection

To create your own unique art collection, start by identifying your personal taste in art and setting a budget. Attend art fairs, exhibitions, and auctions to gain a better understanding of the art market and discover pieces that resonate with you. Don't be afraid to reach out to artists and build relationships with them, as this can lead to commissioning custom pieces and gaining valuable insights into their creative process.

As you build your collection, research each artist and artwork to ensure you're investing in quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Ask questions, read reviews, and always request a receipt to verify the artwork's origin and value. With careful consideration and a keen eye, you can create a one-of-a-kind art collection that reflects your unique personality and style.


In conclusion, buying art prints is an exciting and rewarding experience that allows you to express your unique personality and enhance your living space. From discovering modern art masterpieces to classic fine art prints and Cornish posters, there is a world of art waiting for you to explore. By customising your prints with framing that is perfect for your interior, supporting independent artists with your purchase, and carefully navigating online collections, you can find the perfect artwork that speaks to your heart and complements your interior design. So embark on your art print journey today and transform your walls into a beautiful reflection of your personal style.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are artist prints worth buying?

Ultimately, art prints are a great investment. They often have a higher residual value – higher than non-tangible assets. The art market resists economic uncertainty, remaining stable in difficult times. This means you can always sell your art prints for profit.

Where do artists make their prints?

Artists have a range of options. Cornish artists John Dyer and Joanne Short create all their new signed limited edition prints using the giclée print process in their Cornish studios. Their art poster prints, open edition fine art prints and canvas prints are created by art print companies for the artists to their exacting standards.

What is an artist edition print?

What is an artist proof print? An artist proof print is related to a limited edition print run. They aren't part of the numbered edition. Artists use these prints as test prints and the prints may be kept for personal collections or sold. They are signed and have an A/P written on them by the artist to identify them as artist proofs.

How do I get prints of my original art?

The majority of artists opt to produce art prints in one of four ways:

• Offset Lithographic printing: purchasing in bulk from a company that uses a printing press

• Giclée printing: ordering small runs from a company that uses digital printers

• Giclée printing: doing it themselves at home using a professional printer.

Why are artist prints so expensive?

Art prints can be pricey due to the expense of materials. The cost of high-quality paper, inks, and frames contribute to the total cost. Moreover, some prints use specialised techniques like giclée printing, which can further increase the price as the prints use very high quality inks so they can last 100+ years.

What is the highest quality art print?

A giclée print boasts the highest resolution and full-colour spectrum to faithfully match the original piece of art. Archival paper and inks ensures superior durability for giclée prints over other art prints.

Do artists make money from prints?

Painters, illustrators, designers, graphic artists, and even sculptors have the opportunity to earn money by selling high-quality prints or copies of their work. There are two ways to transform your artwork into high-quality posters: Professional digital photography or scanning transparencies to digitise your art.

How can you tell if a print is an artist proof?

Artist's Proofs are often identical in terms of printing, colours, paper quality, and so on, to the limited editions. They're marked A/P, with the artists signing them just the same. There are fewer artist's proofs released, though.

How do you tell if art is a print or original?

A notable distinction between a print and a painting lies in their surface textures. Paintings usually exhibit raised brushstrokes, while prints are flat with ink dots. If the artwork is on paper it might well be a print if the artist is known for acrylic or oil paintings. Ask an expert, auction house or gallery for advice.

Do prints devalue original artwork?

Does replicating artwork reduce the worth of the original? Opposite to popular belief, duplicating artwork does not diminish the value of the original. Actually, giclée prints may increase the value of the original piece. Additionally, due to their high quality, the resulting prints might appreciate in value over time.

Do prints keep their value?

The worth of a print is influenced by factors such as quality, fame, condition and scarcity. For instance, a print's collectability increases if the image is sought-after, the artist is well-regarded or the edition length is restricted. If a print run is limited, a print's value is boosted by its rarity.

What is a good number for limited edition prints?

Emerging artists usually opt for figures between 50-200 for their limited editions to attract and satisfy buyers without negatively impacting sales. Ideally, a large run of limited editions should be limited to a maximum of 500..

Can I sell prints of a painting I own?

Copying anything is legal. However, it illegal to publish, sell, or publicise a copy of an artwork without the owner's permission. It's also illegal to sell or display art that significantly resembles another original work.

Do limited edition prints increase in value?

Limited edition prints usually don't decrease in price - they'll either stay the same or increase, making them an astute investment choice. As more prints sell out, yours may become more valuable over time.

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