Private Art

Ballard Fine Art is an international private art advisory and acquisition company with over 20 years of experience. We buy and sell artwork for private and corporate clients with the utmost discretion and professionalism. These artworks include Canadian, American and International paintings, prints, mixed media and photography. Over the years we have established excellent relationships with collectors, galleries, dealers, auction houses and museums providing an extensive network within the art world.

Ballard Fine Art maintains a select inventory of primarily Canadian historical and post war artworks. These artworks are considered “investment” quality with high demand and limited supply by artists with a strong secondary market. Our inventory is always changing with the sale and purchase of new works, so please let us know if there is a specific artist, period or subject of interest and we will keep you informed.

We are actively seeking to purchase works by the following artists: J.P. Riopelle, E. Borduas, M. Ferron, Jean McEwen, Jack Bush, David Milne, Guido Molinari, Gordon Smith, T. Tanabe, Jack Shadbolt, William Kurelek, E.J. Hughes, Emily Carr, Group of Seven, Painters Eleven and The Regina Five.

Private Art Acquisition and Advisory
We work with private and corporate clients to facilitate the purchase of both historical and contemporary artwork. This may involve the purchase of a single artwork or building a significant collection over time. We provide extensive knowledge and expertise on artists and art market values. If you are new to collecting we will meet with you to discuss the process of starting an art collection and provide advice on artists suitable to your tastes, space requirements and budget. First and foremost it is important you love the artwork!

Recent art acquisitions for our clients include works by the following artists: Picasso, Renoir, Robert Indiana, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Ju Ming, Jack Bush, Bill Reid, E.J. Hughes, Jack Shadbolt, Jean Paul Riopelle, Guido Molinari, Jean McEwen, Gordon Smith, Takao Tanabe, Painters Eleven, Group of Seven and the Regina Five.

Artwork Sales
Ballard Fine Art will facilitate the sale or your artwork or collection. All sales are conducted with complete confidentiality. We will first meet with you to discuss the selling process. Generally we require name of the artist, images, title, date and size of the artwork to determine the fair market value of your artwork. Fair market value is based on comparable recent private and auction sales, if available. Importantly, we have clientele actively looking to purchase artworks.

Appraisals
Ballard Fine Art provides professional appraisals for your artwork. A professional art appraisal is required for insurance, property settlements, resale, charitable and museum donation purposes.