Why some investors are choosing art over property as the real estate market heats up

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Artist Tania Blanchard had just finished building a new home studio when COVID-19 hit and, as the economy plunged into recession, she began to feel nervous. 

“I was really worried that I wouldn’t be busy and people wouldn’t be able to afford art,” Ms Blanchard said. 

But her concerns were short-lived.

With people spending more time at home, embarking on renovations and unable to book overseas holidays she witnessed a COVID-inspired renaissance.  

Cashed-up art lovers opened their pandemic purses and started spending big. 

“Suddenly, I just became really busy,” Ms Blanchard said.

“It was a really crazy time.”

Singer Amy Shark recently purchased a Tania Blanchard painting.(

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Ms Blanchard recorded a…

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