The Decorative Living Fair is good hunting ground for vintage and antique paintings, whether you are looking for a finely painted portrait or seascape, or a charming little canvas, perhaps with a few holes in it.

Dealers who often have good paintings include Paul Drewett and Hellish Designs. Lisa Brown specialises in vintage flower paintings, and most dealers tend to have one or two little canvases propped up among their treasures.

Finding vintage paintings