Matt Payne Landscape Photography Shares Everything You Need to Know About Fine Art America, the Online Art Marketplace
The comprehensive guide explains how Fine Art America operates and weighs the pros and cons of shopping with them versus buying directly from your favorite artists.
In the article, Matt talks at length about Fine Art America's business model and how it's not ideal for artists who want to put their work out there. While it's true that FAA eliminates considerable hurdles for artists who want to sell their work without taking on a large-scale printing operation, the quality of most of FAA's products is lacking.
Matt also warns potential customers that the legitimacy of the work in question is often suspect. "Unfortunately, there's nothing stopping someone from passing off images they found elsewhere as their own," he said of the process for setting up a seller's account on the site. "This makes it incredibly difficult to confirm the authenticity of the products being sold on FAA."
Furthermore, even when the art is authentic, the quality of the print—and the product it was printed on—leaves much to be desired. After scouring reviews from actual buyers, Matt concluded, "Common complaints include poor customer service, cheap materials, and distorted imagery."
Thankfully, there are a lot of alternatives to FAA for those who want to purchase decor for their homes and offices. Matt shares that buying from artists directly is the best way to purchase fine art in America. In doing so, you're supporting the creator. Moreover, you'll likely receive a piece that's of significantly better quality than anything on Fine Art America.
"Artists who sell through their websites directly are highly motivated to ensure customer satisfaction,"
About Matt Payne Landscape Photography
Matt Payne Landscape Photography specializes in breathtaking nature and landscape images of some of the hardest-to-reach places in the world. With every subject he shoots, Matt attempts to delight and inspire, and he's happy to work with clients directly to help them find the perfect fine American art for their homes or offices. You can learn more about ordering prints from Matt Payne on his website.
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