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Art advice - 06 November 2019

Gifts for her

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that choosing gifts for women can be quite tricky! All too often, gift givers can rely on failsafe options with a rather lukewarm reception. Flowers, chocolate, bath salts, dressing gowns and scarves are all standard fare when panic buying a few days before Christmas - but surely there are more personal and unique gifts to choose for the leading lady in your life?

If you’re looking for a little inspiration for some fabulous gifts for her, look no further – we’re here to help. Whether it’s a jaw-dropping sculpture, captivating canvas or a charming print, we’re big believers that a hand-picked piece of artwork is one of the most special gifts to show someone you love them. So, we’ve compiled a fabulous list of beautiful pieces to show your mum, partner, sister or daughter you love them, no matter your budget or taste.

Dive right in and enjoy the fun of selecting that special gift - there’s something for everyone on our online store.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HER

 

For the woman who… loves to travel

We all need that little reminder of happy times spent in far off places, so a gift with a holiday in mind is a fantastic idea. We love David Wightman’s Persephone, with its bold colours and composition immediately transporting us away to faraway lands.

Likewise, Clare Halifax’s Balloons over Bristol captures just that oh so comforting feeling of coming home after time spent away. Opting for a work which links to your hometown is a lovely sentiment and sure to keep you in the good books in no time.

 

 David Wightman, Persephone, 2016, £195, limited edition print, Caiger Contemporary Art    Claire Halifax, Balloons over Bristol, 2015, £225, limited edition print, Wychwood Art

 

For the woman who… likes to contemplate life

Artwork is a fantastic way to encourage a little reflection on daily life – and having a few perfectly placed portraits around the home can create a sense of calm and thoughtfulness. We love the monochrome and powerful works of YZ (pronounced ‘eyes’) such as Amazon. Her work portrays strong maternal figures or women who look into the camera unabashed, challenging you to contemplate the work further.

For something a little more colourful but equally captivating, how about Marcelina Amelia’s How to Fill the Void. Drawing inspiration from her Polish heritage, Marcelina’s work is packed with interesting symbolism alongside bold, bright colours - a brilliant homage to the powerful woman in your life.

 

YZ, Amazon, 2017, £800, ink, original, French Art Studio    Marcelina Amelia, How To Fill The Void, 2019, £450, limited edition print, Liberty Gallery

 

For the woman who… likes things offbeat

We can’t get enough of Marit Geraldine Bostad’s work, a Norwegian abstract expressionist painter based in Oslo. Inspired by memories and people, there’s something truly captivating about her layered abstract works. Its rich textures and pops of colour mean it’s a wonderful gift for anyone who is looking to lift a quiet interior.

For something a little humorous, how about Laurene Boglio’s whimsical Alcohol 2. Giving one of Laurene’s creative illustrations is a sure-fire way to make your loved one smile – plus they’re under £500 too!

 

Marit Geraldine Bostad, Symbiosis, 2019, £4300, acrylic, original, Mint Art Gallery    Laurene Boglio, Alcohol 2, 2019, £495, acrylic, original, Eclectic Gallery

 

For the woman who… likes to chill

Who can resist the serene seascapes of Erika Toliusis, which merge beautiful skies and seas with intense colouration and thick brushwork. Pink fluffy clouds and rugged coastlines merge in Erika’s work: proving a perfect present for those who crave a little escapism and romanticism.

Or, how about opting for a canvas such as Donald Maclean’s Calathea Roseopicta. The use of saturated colour and negative space breathes life into the painting - a fabulous addition to a minimally decorated room.

 

Erika Toliusis, Revealed, 2018, £650, oil, original, Signet Contemporary Art    Donald MacLean, Calathea-Roseopicta, 2019, #895, acrylic, original, Alpha Art Gallery

 

There are plenty of more works to peruse from our selection of gifts for her – follow the link to browse these works and more! And on Christmas morning, when the leading lady in your life unwraps that perfect gift – don’t forget to share the moment using the #myaffordableart hashtag on Instagram!

 

 

 

 

Main Image:
Mairi Timoney, Passing Through, 2016, £450, mixed media, original, Liberty Gallery.

Featured art from first to last:
David Wightman, Persephone, 2016, £195, limited edition print, Caiger Contemporary Art.
Clare Halifax, Balloons over Bristol, 2015, £225, limited edition print, Wychwood Art.
YZ, Amazon, 2017, £800, ink, original, French Art Studio.
Marcelina Amelia, How To Fill The Void, 2019, £450, limited edition print, Liberty Gallery.
Marit Geraldine Bostad, Symbiosis, 2019, £4300, acrylic, original, Mint Art Gallery.
Laurene Boglio, Alcohol 2, 2019, £495, acrylic, original, Eclectic Gallery.
Erika Toliusis, Revealed, 2018, £650, oil, original, Signet Contemporary Art.
Donald MacLean, Calathea-Roseopicta, 2019, #895, acrylic, original, Alpha Art Gallery.

 

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