Art is a timeless gift that can enrich the life of the recipient for years to come. Not only does it last a lifetime, but it’s filled with sentiment that few other objects can rival. We would like to offer our tips on buying art for friends and family.
Art is a timeless gift that can enrich the life of the recipient for years to come. Not only does it last a lifetime, but it’s filled with sentiment that few other objects can rival. It is also a gift that has value – value that can grow over the years. While it can be an intimidating venture, it is also one of the most original, thoughtful and fulfilling presents to give. We would like to offer our tips on buying art for friends and family.
Keep in mind that the artwork you choose is to the person’s taste. This requires that you know them well enough to make an informed selection. Perhaps they already have a favorite artist, style, or subject matter. Perhaps there is a work of art in which the subject matter or style has a deeper, underlying meaning between you and the recipient. A meaningful trip, a fond memory, a common bond. Also consider how well the artwork style or subject matter reflects their personality.
Can you visualize how the art would look in their home? Art is meant to be displayed, so consider the style, colors, and themes throughout their home, including any other artwork they may have. Those with more modern tastes may enjoy the work of Gayle Waterman or Michael Kessler. Those who enjoy more classical work may like works by Simon Winegar, Peter Campbell, or Sarah Lamb.
If you’re unsure of what type of art they like, another option is to bring the recipient to the gallery with you and let them choose the piece. You can still maintain an element of surprise by seeing what specific artists, themes, or styles they are drawn to then purchase the work later.
Don’t be afraid to go with your instincts. If a piece of art jumps out at you or instantly reminds you of the person, then you may have just found the one!
We want our clients to live with and enjoy their artwork for a lifetime. If there are any doubts about whether your recipient will love it, consider giving them a gallery gift certificate. Choosing a work at their leisure or sharing in the experience together can remove the pressure.
If you don’t immediately see the perfect piece or need some guidance, don’t be afraid to ask. Art comes in many different sizes, mediums, and price ranges, so you are sure to find the perfect piece that fits your needs. We always welcome you to stop by the gallery for inspiration. We have a beautiful selection of unique works of art and would be delighted to assist you in finding a special gift.
Besides liking to live with art, I think it brings life to life. It brings out our humanness. It brings out our instincts for something greater than ourselves.