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How to Browse & Buy South African Art Online

How to Browse & Buy South African Art Online

You are welcome to browse our collection of South African art and artists online, from the comfort of your home or office.

Online at Fine Art Portfolio we offer you direct access to over 5000 unique artworks represented by over 200 established South African artists. Many of our collections are also available to view in person in our four established ‘bricks & mortar’ South African galleries, located across South Africa. But here online, you have access to all the artworks, all the artists and all the galleries – in one place at one time.

How to Browse:

You can browse in four main ways:
• By ‘Artists’ or by ‘Art Categories’. You can access these two entry points via the golden main navigation bar at the top of our website’s homepage.
• Quick Search
• Advanced Search  

By Artist - to view an artist’s entire online portfolio of works:
When you mouse over the ‘Artists’ link in the main navigation bar, you will see a dropdown bar appear, where you can see listed alphabetically our Most Popular artists (as voted for by our customers) as well as an alphabetic list. If you know the name of the artist you’re searching for, you can click on the letter that corresponds with the first letter of that artist’s surname. Alternatively you can simply click on the ‘Artists’ link in the main navigation bar itself to be taken to a new page that lists all the artists, grouped alphabetically by surname.

By Art Category – to view all works by all artists within a specific art category:
When you mouse over the ‘Art Categories’ link in the main navigation bar, you will see a dropdown bar appear, where you can see listed alphabetically all the art categories available. Simply click on the text of the art category that you want to browse to view all artists’ works within that specific art category.

Quick Search – any search term:
Located at the very top-right of the website at any stage, above the golden main navigation bar. Simply enter your search term or artwork reference number. As you type, pre-population sugguested results will be offered in the dropdown display. Either click on your selection from this list or click on the magnifying glass icon to be taken to your results page.

Advanced Search - customised search: 
Located just below the Quick Search box, in golden text, you'll find the link to the Advanced Search page. Click to load the Advanced Search page, where you can then enter multiple search criteria perameters to refine your search. You can search in any combination of Artist, Category, Orientation (vertical or horizontal / portrait or landscape), Framed or Unframed, Minimum and Maximum price range, Minimum and Maximum dimensions. You can also filter your advanced search results to include or exclude previously sold works, should you be searching for an artwork to be commissioned. 

How to Buy South African Art Online:

Single Artwork:
While on the page displaying the image of the artwork together with all the artwork specifications, you can simply complete the enquiry form and submit your online art enquiry.

Multiple Artworks:
As you browse you can add artworks to your favourites using the 'Add to Favourites' link on each artwork's enquiry page. Then you can view and edit your selection of artworks (via the 'My Favourites' link) before completing and submitting one single online art enquiry.

Here on this page you will be able to:

  • View an enlarged image of the artwork
  • View the artwork's specifications
  • View the artist’s resume` (Read Resume link above artist's name)
  • View the price breakdown in ZAR (South African Rands) – excluding VAT, VAT and including VAT.
  • View and translate the Rand amount into foreign currency using our live Currency Converter (click the '+' icon)
  • Submit an online art enquiry for your artwork.
  • Then, depending on your enquiry, you can additionally note if you would like to:
    •  Purchase this artwork
    •  Be advised on the artwork’s location – should you wish to find out if the artwork is close enough to you to go and view in person.
    •  Get a shipping quote. Ticking this box will offer additional space to enter your full daytime delivery address in this regard.

Once you’ve completed the form, simply click ‘Send Enquiry’. We will then respond to your art enquiry via email as soon as possible, confirming the details of your artwork enquiry and advising on payment procedure.

For payment, we are able to accept:
• Credit Card (Visa / MasterCard only)
• EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)
• SWIFT (International Electronic Wire Funds Transfer)
• Cash Deposit (in Rands, within South Africa only)
• PayPal

Once payment has been successfully received, we will raise your tax invoice and proceed with packaging and delivery accordingly.

Your purchase will also be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and value – for your insurance purposes.

So, go ahead and peruse our collection of South African art and artists. If at any point you need assistance, feel free to contact us and we will assist you however possible.

Fine Art Portfolio represents a collection of established South African artists and art galleries.

Established in 1987
3 Art Galleries Across South Africa
Over 5000 Original South African Artworks
200 Established South African Artists
Corporate and Private Commissions
Worldwide Delivery & Insurance
Certificate of Authenticity
10 Day Return Policy *

Assuring you of our best service at all times.

Need help buying online? Contact Us on +27 (0)21 419 4751 – 7 Days a Week 9am-7pm (GMT+2)