You whizzed through that quiz! And it’s no surprise.

Based on your responses your personality results reveal that you’re a:

Confident Collector!

You are DRIVEN to find the best work that suits your collection.

You know what you like and your confident and decisive approach to art collecting is your innate advantage!

You’re able to visualize what a space needs beforehand and fill it in a way that sparks creative conversations. Guests who experience your collection praise your talents for curating art in a way that tells a cohesive and powerful story.


This ability to trust your instincts allows you to navigate the art market with conviction, while others may face indecision and spend weeks or even years filling up their space on their wall.


Not you!
Your clear-minded approach to art collecting allows you to make smart investment decisions.

Whether you:

You’re unswayed by trends or other’s opinions. You invest with purpose and remain true to your goals.


The unavailability of a desired piece doesn’t faze you. Instead it fuels your determination to find the right work.


The art world needs more people like you: a creative connoisseur with an impeccable taste for discovering and acquiring exceptional pieces.


Your strong networking skills connect you with artists and galleries all over the world. Unique opportunities to uncover extraordinary pieces often materialize because of your keen eye and persistence.


By leveraging your strengths, you can enhance your art collecting experience, build meaningful connections, and create a collection that reflects your individuality and preferences.

Yet, for a confident visionary like yourself, there are a few things to keep in mind.


Make art buying a holistic experience (and not just an investment or the check of a box.) Your confidence is one of your best assets and can help you secure a piece of art fast, but it is important to take a moment to savor the rich emotional and aesthetic journey of taking a small part of the artist’s life experience into your home. Consider meeting the artist in person (or virtually) to get to know them. This will give you insights into their process that you could never have imagined.


Lean into your negotiating superpower. Your ability to take charge is a skill that can serve you well, and most often secure you a discount. Hone in on the mechanics of working out a deal with the gallery owner. Simply start with “is there any flexibility in the price?” Galleries have typically arranged some flexibility into their agreement with the artist and will also be likely to discount more generously if more than one item is being purchased. Bottom line: proceed with the utmost respect and consideration in the art of negotiation.


Ask the right questions. By slowing down and moving at a more measured pace, you may uncover alternative options and even pieces that artists have in progress in their studios. Is the design of a piece perfect, but the wrong color for your space? Is the piece too small/large but you really want that style? You can ask for the artist to design a piece just for you.

I’ve got it… where can I jump over to see the art that fits my personality?  

I know you, and you’ll want to go right to the collections that fit your personality. Click the below to go straight there. But, come back to this page so you can learn some art tips and information about the creator of this quiz.


Browse our collections of available artwork from the Sparks Gallery catalog that we think are the perfect fit for your personality:

Now that you understand your art collector advantage, here are 5 more things to consider when you’re buying art.


Finding the right piece of art can also be difficult, 

no matter how strong your vision is.

How many times have you struggled with questions like….


  • Is this a fair price?
  • Will I love it forever?
  • Will it fit in my space?
  • Will it match my aesthetic?
  • Is this really an original work?
  • Will I find something in my budget?

Sonya Sparks - Photo credit @createwithgusto

While it may take time to seek out artwork on your own and learn how to navigate the art world, imagine if you could….


…Be “in the know” and get first access to artwork by galleries and dealers, and quickly see the work in person or through online videos.


…Find galleries and art platforms where the pricing is transparent and reasonable at different price points, and where negotiating is welcomed!


…say all the right things to close the sale quickly and easily instead of wondering if there was something else that should have been said. 


…Feel completeness in your home because you finally have the perfect piece of art with a story that brings the space to life. 


…Be assured that you have purchased something that holds value for investment and comes with the proper documentation to confirm its authenticity.


…Discover a professional to handle, pack, or store artwork for so that you can free up space for your next acquisition. (Of course, no one wants to have art stored away when they would rather enjoy it, but it’s an option for serious investors!) 

Your Art Collector Advantage can get you there. 


By taking this quiz, you’ve already used your collector advantage and discovered another resource to get you closer to your next acquisition. 


Remember, one of your superpowers is your ability to seek out connections, opening doors to opportunities that others may not see.

Sonya Sparks - Photo credit @createwithgusto

Pause for a moment to paint me a picture of the creator behind this quiz…

I’m Sonya Sparks, owner and chief curator at Sparks Gallery in the vibrant heart of San Diego, CA. 


My mission is to pair clients with affordable, accessible, and thought-provoking artwork, so that their spaces weave compelling narratives.


Each year, I have the privilege of collaborating with hundreds of diverse clients who are on a quest to acquire original contemporary artwork. Collectors are welcomed to our gallery to enjoy artistic activations and art parties, as well as original contemporary art. 


For those outside of Southern California, we showcase and sell all of the artwork in our gallery on our website


If you live in Southern California, you may have seen my curated exhibitions for: the Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance, Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, Cannon Art Gallery (Carlsbad, CA), and the Escondido Arts Partnership.


Listen to me speak about how my curation style is both design-forward and purposeful, while supporting local artists.

Why trust me to guide you in your art-collecting journey?

Hear it from my community:

“I have known Sonya for many years and know her to be a focused person in pursuit of her goals, while at the same time exhibiting a zest for life. She always begins projects and events with the end result in mind, which always results in high quality and aesthetic brilliance. Her tenacity to stick with complex and difficult challenges through to completion of her goals has been most recently exhibited in the completion of the Sparks Gallery in San Diego.


Her vision has come to life in this new Gallery which displays a rare mastery of the balance of both technical complexity and artistic taste so typical of her character.

I can recommend Sonya as well for being well-connected with the San Diego contemporary arts community, which will be exhibiting in the Sparks Gallery.”     


-David Buell

Now let’s focus on what a Confident Collector
like you does next:

Browse our full catalog of available artwork from Sparks Gallery… the newest pieces are at the top, so check back often to see the latest and greatest:

👉🏼 Book a 1:1 art consultation with me, Sonya Sparks, for your personal collection in your home (in-person within the Greater San Diego Area)


Whether you are just starting your collection, or have a large collection, I am here to support your personal curation project. I will meet in your space to provide guidance for your overall collection and provide visual recommendations to curate your space. Interested in full-circle support for your collection?

I provide guidance so you can have clarity on any needs for your collection, and you receive a support system from me personally.

We will discuss:

➡️ appraisals for insurance,
➡️ packaging pieces to store,
➡️ expert curation for physical display of the work,
➡️ cataloging the work in your collection along with documentation, and
➡️ legacy/estate planning.


This session is ideal for collectors who would like to feel confident that their collection is visually and/or thematically cohesive, presented appropriately, and would like guidance on what is recommended for the health of their collection.


You will receive:

  • Guidance based on your existing collection
  • Placement suggestions based on visual rhythm throughout the space
  • Recommendations for maintaining and servicing your collection
  • Your artwork may be curated digitally from photos of your space, and provided to you to help guide your visual planning. (This is an additional hourly rate; please inquire during our session.)
  • Recommendations for full-circle support for your collection.
Sonya Sparks - Photo credit @createwithgusto