Contemporary art for the modern world – Contemporary art for the modern world was born from an extraordinary life-changing experience in the Cote d’Azur region of France. Traveling with his wife Veronique to small, historic village-towns like Mougins, Saint Paul de Vence, Eze and others, CEO and Founder John Rowland had an overwhelming passion for recreating the dreamlike experience of visiting these extremely quaint, mostly unknown art gallery gems that for the most part, are only known to travelers who have seen them with their own eyes.
The art itself was breathtaking and exquisite, but coupled with the experience of walking through narrow, thousand-year-old streets and discovering one “secret treasure” gallery after another, he returned to the United States with a burning desire to share this experience with others.

Whether a seasoned art investor or just looking for that exclusive complement to your home or office, can help you find that perfect piece without having to travel thousands of miles to visit the gallery. By being a more boutique-style online gallery, simplifies the process of collecting by allowing the viewer to quickly find exuisite art and hidden gems without having to sort through endless pages of galleries and artists. Although all of the galleries are intensely scrutinized by highly experienced art curators, goes to great lengths in hand-selecting which artists to feature on the site. Established galleries have already curated their featured artists, and this is verified by our team of curators when selecting pieces from that gallery.

Occasionally our curators discover an emerging or even mid-career artist who has demonstrated the value of their art by marketplace demand, yet does not have gallery representation. In these cases, extra measures are taken during the analysis phase of determining their current and potential value for collectors. Buying original art is a highly personal decision. However, when purchasing art it is important to not only love the piece you choose, but to also consider the potential investment you are making in the work and its creator. Great art should always increase in value over time; hence we believe that the purshase of original art should be both a personally fulfilling experience as well as a financialy savvy investment. Collectors can feel confident that the works featured on are by established, mid-to-late career artists who have earned the respect and recognition of collectors worldwide.