People often say that to attract a younger generation of art enthusiasts, the term “collector” needs to be dropped. It is too stuffy. It makes people think of a crusty old man, smoking a pipe, dripping in money. Not so. Anyone can be a collector. Being a collector means you buy original art and acquire pieces in a thoughtful way. It has nothing to do with the price-tag or the pedigree. It is all about intention, connection, inspiration.

Collecting is cool. It is amazing, in fact. Over time you pull together pieces from all different places and they each speak to you in a different way. From an expensive photograph you fell in love with and could not stop thinking about to odd flea market finds that just touched you, you build a group of pieces that become a reflection of who you are.

Be a collector and be proud.