When house prices are falling and the stock exchange is risky business, a safer investment would be to turn your gaze towards the art scene. Buying from a limited run of prints, or even better, originals, from artists who are just starting out is a great investment. Even for folks like me, who don't have hundreds to spend, it's still viable to buy a young artist's work to decorate your home, than go somewhere on the high street and spend £40 on a run of the mill print that everyone else will have.
The Saatchi Gallery is a wise place to start. Here you will find art and photography hand-picked by those in the know, at fair prices. It's a cool place for artists to start out too, as Saatchi accept submission of work which then can reach a mass audience through their online gallery.
Here are some of my favourites from their current collection, click through to buy art online from Saatchi Gallery.