According to recent research released by an international credit card company, 77% of the estimated 5.7 million South Africans who have access to the internet are successfully and securely shopping online, with a whopping 87% of shoppers satisfied with their overall online shopping experience!
As with most of the developed world, South Africa is now regarded as a bastion of online shopping safety and consumers are opting to purchase a lot more than travel packages, movie tickets, books and DVD’s online.
Apart from basic necessities including home appliances, motor cars and even groceries; South Africans, and visiting tourists, are also choosing to buy South African art online. Not only is it convenient but safe and secure too.
Although virtually all online South African based shopping websites are totally legitimate, there is always the risk of coming across a dodgy site. We have set out a couple of handy pointers that will help you select the perfect site to buy art online.
For total peace of mind, we recommend you buy South African art online at Fine Art Portfolio where each purchase is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and value. Contact us for more in-depth information.
Art mediums are the materials used by the artists to create a body of work. Oil paint, watercolour, acrylic paint and ink are popular media types, so too are a number of dry art mediums including pastel, charcoal, pencil and graphite.
The base material on which the pigment is applied is also considered an art medium. Canvas art, framed art and works on textiles, cardboard, wood, Perspex, paper, terracotta and a host of other materials are regularly used.