Most often when you purchase an original painting, you choose it because it speaks to you in some special way. It may bring up memories of a place or time in your life or simply be aesthetically pleasing to your eye. Original paintings can refresh your living space and be a gift of daily inspiration.
Additionally, when you buy a piece of original art, you are investing in the years of training, education, and untold hours of artistic practice. Your investment provides the artist the means to continue to create. It also helps build a vibrant local art community as you support the arts/artists one piece at a time. Art is a great gift that lasts generations and can also be a good investment as it often appreciates over time.