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Art advice - 06 November 2019

Christmas Gift Guide

This Christmas, rather than plumping for a tired gift set or pair of novelty socks, look no further than the Affordable Art Fair’s online Christmas Gift Guide for some thoughtful inspiration. We’ve selected from the 1000s of works on our online marketplace to create four carefully compiled categories; making finding that gorgeous gift for your loved ones easier than ever.

Starting from as little as £30 our seasonal selections have something for everyone. So, whether you’re on a budget, trying to impress your in-laws, treating a nephew, or letting that special someone know you care, think outside the box this Christmas and you’ll be the family favourite around the dinner table in no time!

 

Affordable Art Fair's Christmas Gift Guide

 

Metallic Art

Spread some sparkle beyond the Christmas tree with decadent metallic art! Our wow-worthy gold and silver works will make wonderful festive gifts, that will continue to shine all year round.

Ideal for nature lovers, Claire Burke’s Silver Leaf on Panel, will instantly inject some golden warmth into your loved one’s home. Similarly, Sara Habgood’s mixed media Velden I has a timeless, meditative quality that would look fantastic on a coloured wall or paired with vibrant furnishings such as blue or green.

 

Claire Burke, Silver leaf on panel, 2018, £4350, collage, original, Iona House Gallery    Sara Habgood, Velden 1, 2018, £1650, mixed-media, original, Carina Haslam Art

 

For something a little more light-hearted and whimsical, who wouldn’t love Donald Provan’s Double Mackerel, which nods towards the vibrancy of metallic without going overboard. Alternatively, for a real showstopper, how about Jason Lilley’s stunning From Primrose Hill? Blending the gorgeous urban vista with rich gold leaf, a work such as this would make a wonderful gift to mark the festive period, but is sure to be loved all year round!

 

Donald Provan, Double Mackeral, 2019, £1500, oil, original, Cameron Contemporary Art    Jayson Lilley, From Primrose Hill II, 2017, £760, limited edition print with gold leaf, Smithson Gallery

 

 

 

Art under £100

Gorgeous artwork doesn’t have to break the bank ­– you’ll be amazed at how many pieces under £100 are on our online shop. Those who love a little colour will be delighted to receive Josie Blue Molloy’s geometric Swoosh 4 - its cheerful vibrant tones proving the perfect way to boost those January blues. Full of interesting symbols, lines and colour, Brighton based-artist Precious Murphy, blends technology, art deco and Nordic designs, to create limited edition prints that would not only make a wonderful gift, but also lift any interior.

 

Josie Blue Molloy, Swoosh 4, 2017, £85, limited edition print, Modern ArtBuyer    Precious Murphy, Actual Hove, 2018, £75, limited edition print, Liberty Gallery

 

Who couldn’t fall in love with Claire Halifax’s A Hint of Green - a minimalist piece perfect for those who like things more serene and simple. Or, how about Anne Storno’s mixed media All Aboard, which would add a little extra style to any retro-lover’s room.

 

Clare Halifax, A Hint of Green, 2018, £50, limited edition print, Wychwood Art    Anne Storno, All Aboard, 2017, £75, limited edition print, ContemporArti

 

 

 

For the Cool Hunter

For those in your life, who like to keep their finger on the pulse, we’ve selected a range of cutting-edge artworks which are bound to inspire and excite. Gift the unapologetic and captivating Trust, by emerging artist Ellen von Wiegand, who creates physical representations of emotional states of being.

 

Ellen Von Wiegand, Trust, £550, linocut, limited edition, DECORAZON gallery

 

For something highly original and atmospheric, try Sky Church by Jess Littlewood ­– a digital collage constructed from found imagery. Surreal and otherworldly, it’s bound to intrigue even the most appraising gaze. We’re also huge fans of Rusty Wiles – who, alongside being a Florida-based firefighter, took Instagram by storm in 2014 with his popping minimalist photographs.

 

Jess Littlewood, Sky Church, 2013, £395, limited edition print, The Contemporary London    Rusty Wiles, Flamingo, 2017, £560, limited edition print, Social Media Art Gallery    Gareth Griffiths, Mavericks, 2017, £2,200, stainless steel, Degree Art

 

Or, to delight the most designful recipient, why not choose one of Gareth Griffith’s curvaceous sculptures. Each piece has a modern architectural feel, making them a brilliant gift for someone whose aesthetic is precise and purposeful.

 

 

 

For the kids

Why waste money on a toy that’ll be forgotten before you know it? Instead, inspire the little ones in your life with an artwork that will last a lifetime. How about investing in the work a favourite illustrator - such as award winning Catherine Rayner’s gorgeous Rosa and Scarlett? For something bold and bright, we love the vibrant strokes of Ramzi Musa’s Flowers 23 - Ecuador, a stunning piece that’s bound to kickstart their creative interest from an early age. Or who could resist the pearly pink hues of Hermione Carline’s Perfumed Sky (main image), a wonderful, soothing artwork for a child’s bedroom.

 

Catherine Rayner, Rosa and Scarlett, 2019, £585, limited edition print, Will's Art Warehouse    Ramzi Musa, Flowers 23 - Ecuador - Baños De Agua Santa, 2015, £800, acrylic, original, Degree Art

 

 

 

So there you have it, a series of collections for all the loved ones in your life. We hope you’ve enjoyed our gifting guide, don’t forget there are 1000’s more works which you can filter by medium, price, colour or even subject!

And, when they unwrap that gorgeous gift on Christmas day, don’t forget to share the moment with us on Instagram using the hashtag #myaffordableart. Happy Christmas!

 

 

Main Image:
Hermione Carline, Perfumed Sky, 2018, £2750, oil, original, Mint Art Gallery.

Featured art from first to last:
Claire Burke, Silver leaf on panel, 2018, £4350, collage, original, Iona House Gallery.
Sara Habgood, Velden 1, 2018, £1650, mixed-media, original, Carina Haslam Art.
Donald Provan, Double Mackeral, 2019, £1500, oil, original, Cameron Contemporary Art.
Jayson Lilley, From Primrose Hill II, 2017, £760, limited edition print with gold leaf, Smithson Gallery.
Josie Blue Molloy, Swoosh 4, 2017, £85, limited edition print, Modern ArtBuyer.
Precious Murphy, Actual Hove, 2018, £75, limited edition print, Liberty Gallery.
Clare Halifax, A Hint of Green, 2018, £50, limited edition print, Wychwood Art.
Anne Storno, All Aboard, 2017, £75, limited edition print, ContemporArti.
Ellen Von Wiegand, Trust, £550, linocut, limited edition, DECORAZON gallery.
Jess Littlewood, Sky Church, 2013, £395, limited edition print, The Contemporary London.
Rusty Wiles, Flamingo, 2017, £560, limited edition print, Social Media Art Gallery.
Gareth Griffiths, Mavericks, 2017, £2,200, stainless steel, Degree Art.
Catherine Rayner, Rosa and Scarlett, 2019, £585, limited edition print, Will's Art Warehouse.
Ramzi Musa, Flowers 23 - Ecuador - Baños De Agua Santa, 2015, £800, acrylic, original, Degree Art.

 

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