Recently when I was at a friends discussing art placement for a new gallery wall; she asked if I liked a piece of art (yes I do) she has owned for years - my reply “Art is Personal” and while this statement is true; please don’t think you aren’t able gift art. With the holidays fast approaching I’m sharing a few of my favorite Artist friends and resources - find the links in highlighted text.
This motorcycle advertisement is just one example of the pieces we bought for our son’s nursery from AllPosters.com eight years ago. All the art chosen was centered on transportation was not the least bit infantile. After I redesigned his room this past summer - a few of the pieces have made their way around to other rooms of the Chalet. Children’s art need not be babyish.
I love this piece by Erisha of A Thing Created it hangs in my diningroom. I’ve also purchased several pieces as gifts - shown below. Her work is enchanting!
French Fields Forever Rose Bouquet in a Cut Glass Bowl Vespa Girl
Ekaterina Ermilkina shares colors in the most arresting way - it really grabs your eye. I’m so very lucky to call this lovely talented lady a dear friend! Morning Light is a favorite - It was a gift from her and I adore it.
Jenny Komenda introduced an amazing option when she started Jenny’s Print Shop. Its fully digital - all the original high resolution images start at just $15.00 - after your order is complete a link is emailed to you - allowing you to control the outcome of the size - it’s truly custom.
Leigh Viner is multi-talented working in several mediums: Acrylics, Illustrations, Mixed Media and Photography. If you’ve been a Chaletmomma reader for a while or know me personally you have viewed several pieces of Leigh’s amazing work in the Chalet. I am a HUGE fan!
Milras is an Etsy site. While many of the images are of Hollywood personalities there are some delightful vintage prints as well - like the above bookplate illustration by John Britton: Cathedral Antiquities of England Vol. 1. 1814-1835. The main facade of York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe.
I would be remiss if I didn’t include 20x200 this incredible site has been offering affordable art directly from the artists who create it since 2007. I read about them years ago in the original Domino Magazine gift guide. We own a few pieces purchased through 20x200. Lisa Congdon’s Birch Forest No. 7 and Milling Machine Shelves by Joseph O. Holmes
This holiday season surprise someone with a expression of beauty.
Til next time.