Despite what many people think, you do not need to be rich to collect art. You may just have a general interest in art, or you could be looking for something better to hang on the walls at home than the usual stuff that is provided in the local furniture retailers.
Collecting original paintings from famous artists that are no longer with us today will probably be quite expensive for you. However, there are many cheaper options that you can collect at affordable prices that you can still enjoy.
What you really want to look out for are limited edition prints. As the name suggests, these are prints of an artwork produced by a range of artists that are only intended to release a limited number of them, such as: Iain Faulkner, Jennifer Hogwood, Debbie Boon, Quentin Blake and Sam Toft prints.