Buying art is almost always going to be a subjective matter. 'Buy what you like' is pretty much the standard advice for newcomers to the market; with the proviso of course that you take the trouble to refine your taste as you go along. And good dealers will develop a relationship with their customers that can help this process. It should work to the benefit of both; a profit for the dealer and an enjoyable investment for the collector.
Which is kind of how I came to acquire this picture; an artist not known to me bought by a dealer who I consider to have a great 'eye' for almost anything you can think of. When I walk into his premises and he says he has just the thing for me I know I'm more than likely going home a poorer but wiser man.
This painting is by Elis Gwyn Jones; teacher, writer and artist, brother of the late but celebrated Welsh dramatist 'Wil Sam'
. A view over a cairn or burial chamber in his native North Wales. Look at the stones and tell me what you see.