Saturday, November 16, 2013

Holiday Sale and Why Art is the Best Gift you can give.

Starting today and until December 31st I will be starting my Holiday Sale.
You can get 25% off your entire order of $15 or more.  Just enter coupon code GET25OFF during checkout. 
Wondering why you should give art print or an original piece of art instead of perfume, socks or chocolates?  The reason is simple: art lasts, it shows that you know the person intimately enough to know what it is they love, be it Jane Austen piece of art or a portrait, a landscape or a custom map.  It is always there, on their wall, their kitchen counter, their dresser, constantly reminding them of your  friendship, a time you spent together or place you have visited, or your tender relationship.  
Another reason:  Art is versatile.  You need to give a gift to a person who has everything?  They love dogs?  Give them a piece of dog art.  They love to cook?  An Alfonse Mucha inspired art print or a painting of a cake/lobster/cooking utensils/large print of a recipe to hang in their kitchen.  Gardiner?  Botanical prints, garden watercolor or oil painting.  A person who has a summer home by the sea?  A nautical print.  Your friend just had a baby?  A lovely pastel colored print for the nursery or a custom piece of art with the baby's name on it.
How about personalized art - a custom watercolor of their child, their home, their favorite book character, their pet.  A Star Wars, Dr.Who, Jane Austen fan?  The geeky possibilities are endless :)

What other gift can compare to that?  

As an artist myself, the nicest reviews I get are from people who give art as a gift to people they love, be it because they love Pride and Prejudice or because I painted a historical home where they work as a volunteer.

Here are some of my favorite artists that you can find on Etsy:
Mai Atumn
Fall - 10x10 Giclee Print - Limited Edition

275 - "Angry Pacific Ocean", 8"x 10" original gallery giclee print

Custom Regency Style Portrait

Mundo Meo

Eleven - ltd edition giclee / screenprint on Arches 330gsm watercolour paper
Dress Watercolor Painting - Original - Turquoise Gray White - 9 x 12

The Storyteller - Art Print

Black Dog Mistletoe Company original graphic illustration 18 x 18 on canvas winter holiday art by stephen fowler
I would be happy to display any of these lovely works of art in my home, and these artist are just a fraction of what you can find on Etsy, the internet in general or your local art shops.

So Give Art!  Art is one of  best gifts.

1 comment:

  1. These finds are fantastic! Thanks for including me :)