It also means that their work is highly sought after and can generally command higher prices than other artists, and rightly so. Their work is not only sound technically but their vision and creativity is exemplary. Investing in an Academician's work is exactly that, an investment. Something to cherish and enjoy forever.
Here at West Gallery we have four such Academicians; Tony Williams' oil paintings are slick and atmospheric capturing his subject with simplicity of stroke and the ease of a master; Sarah Woolfenden's pen and ink drawings portray the detail of trees and woodlands in a crisp contemporary style; Richard Thorn's exquisitely executed watercolours are fresh and accomplished; Colin Allbrook's a master at both watercolour and oil and his rural scenes exude the essence of country life.
These professional artists have honed their skills over many years and the value of their work comes from, in some cases, over forty years of dedication to their art. You are buying into the artist's life, their thought process and their creative vision and that is a privilege.
Don't be deceived by the apparent simplicity in which these accomplished artists manipulate their media, it takes years of practice to achieve their seemingly nonchalant masterpieces. Just enjoy and admire their talent.
I would say, buy an Academician's work and you are making an investment in a lifetime of pleasure. That's priceless.