An art lover’s secret Santa gift guide
November is upon us and the Christmas shopping rush is fast approaching so beat the crowds and bag yourself the perfect present for your art loving friends. Play Santa and grant all the wishes on their lists with our selection of fabulous pieces that’ll wow anyone with a pair of eyes (if we do say so ourselves)! Here’s our take on an art lover’s secret Santa gift guide.
Heart Open | Original Oil on Canvas, Framed – Sharon O’Callaghan Art, €1,250
Have your loved one bending over backwards with joy when you gift them with this unique oil painting. Inspired by the form and strength of yaga practice, this piece will quite literally, bring a sense of peace to whatever room you hang it in. Done on canvas, it also comes with a beautifully bespoke off-white wooden box frame so is ready for hanging as soon as the paper is torn off of it.
The Star House – Felicia Thomas Art, €1,200
Add a touch of quirk to someone’s living room with our next secret Santa recommendation. An original mixed media painting on wood, this is from Felicia Thomas’ ‘Quirky House’ collection. Cute and fun, the door even opens to show a little mouse – it’ll be a hit across the ages!
Windsurfer, Lahinch – Fiona Concannon Artist, €620
Take a trip to the wild side and gift someone this watercolour of the rough ocean. A subtle, yet oh so charming addition to any room, there isn’t an art lover on the planet that wouldn’t appreciate the attention to detail in this one. Very affordable and worth every penny, you’re bound to bring a sparkle to someone’s eye this Christmas when they unwrap this.
King of the Hill – Geraldine Walsh Art, €700
Send a loved one a reminder of the beautiful country we live in this holiday season by going for gold and purchasing this gem. Depicting the Connemara coastline, the colours will light up a space effortlessly and sets the tone for a bright new year ahead once the festivities are over. Striking all the right notes, you can’t fail to impress with this gorgeous work of art.
“Morning Mist” – Elaine Quinlan Art, €350
A spectacular sight, this oil acrylic painting on wood panel symbolises the season perfectly. Dark, grey skies tinged with the warm tones of the festive season, you’re bound to make a splash when you show up with this in tow. Coming ready to hang, the piece can start working its magic the moment it hits the light and will spark inspiration in the minds of all who take a look at it.
Blue Roofed Church in Santorini – Valerie Sweeney Photography, €25
Transport your secret Santa to the blue roofed villages of Greece with this next gift idea. Photographed in the village of Oia, on Santorini Island the still image will remind whoever gets their hands on it, of warmer summer days when the dark evenings get a little too much. Perfect for those on a budget or who are looking for a token gesture, this last one on the list will be your golden goose.