creative holiday gifts for the art appreciator

it can be hard to buy art for other people, but not impossible. in the past, as i’ve discovered artists i thought family members might like, i’ve sent them links to their site asking in general what they thought. after taking note of what they said, it gave me enough to go on to buy well-informed but surprise gifts of art for loved ones. here are a few gift ideas that i love – perhaps there’s someone on your list who would love them too. and the nice thing?  if it’s last minute, you can always print a small copy to give them now and then have the full size shipped directly to them after all the celebrating is over.

note: click on the images for ordering information.

for the country-scene or nature lover…

this 2010 calendar is made of gorgeous images from pamela viola’s “one less traveled” exhibit and come packaged in a protective jewel box which doubles as an easel to conveniently display each month. perfectly priced to have a few on hand as last minute gifts.

2010 Calendar by Pamela Viola

2010 calendar by pamela viola

these prints are just gorgeous – I prefer the larger sizes, matted and framed.

The Arborist Series by Linda Plaisted

the arborist series by linda plaisted

Fine art photography and mixed media by Pamela Viola.
cicling leaves by pamela viola.


for the beach lover…

you can practically hear the seagulls in these works of art. they’re available in many sizes.

Prince of Tides by Linda Plaisted

prince of tides by linda plaisted

Teenage Summer by Pamela Viola

teenage summer by pamela viola

for the coffee-table book lover…

i love the browsing the selections within blurb.com. here are a few of my favorites. you could also create your own!

Luminosity By Ryan M. Mahoney

luminosity by ryan m. mahoney

Little Secrets to Happiness By Michelle Binkowski

little secrets to happiness by michelle binkowski

Purpose & Happiness INPIRATIONAL QUOTES By Nathalie Langlois

purpose & happiness INPIRATIONAL QUOTES by nathalie langlois

happiness is... by jen consalvo

happiness is... by jen consalvo

animal lover…

Its a DOGs Life... And Cats too By The Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love

it's a dog's life... and cats too by the great dane friends of ruff love

for the traveler…

my italy an adventure in pictures By Whitney Adams

my italy an adventure in pictures by whitney adams

for the student…

Photography and Photomanipulation Rosie Hardy By Rosie Hardy

photography and photo manipulation by rosie hardy

for the whimsical or romantic…

fair lights by pamela viola

fair lights by pamela viola

roulette by linda plaisted

there are so many options all over the web. i hope you enjoyed some of these selections and have a very happy and safe holiday.

This entry was published on December 19, 2009 at 12:23 pm. It’s filed under holidays, photo entries and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “creative holiday gifts for the art appreciator

  1. Thank you kindly for the mention Jen! All the best and happy holidays to you!

  2. I really appreciate that you included my blurb book in this article. Things were a little nuts back in December so I’m glad to have discovered this now. And, I LOVE http://www.thankfulfor.com. Thanks so much 🙂

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