Go Small! Buying smaller original works is a great way to get started. Smaller works are typically more affordable and less of a stylistic commitment. They can easily find a home in any nook of your house and you can allow the work to grow on you over time. This helps when deciding to commit to a larger scale piece or a custom commission, you will have a better feel for what you love.
Happy to share my tips and tricks on starting an art collection! Thank you Sarah Sarna!