Etsy is the perfect place to find affordable, one of a kind art: but I must warn you – Etsy is huge! I’d like to make a suggestion: search on the tag: “findingfineart”. Finding Fine Art is an Etsy team of gallery-quality, visual artist members. Through the Finding Fine Art team, you can look through member’s online portfolios. A virtual art gallery that you can visit in your pajamas with a cup of coffee in hand!
Now, the “raison d’etre” for this blog: Art is for Lovers.
Valentine’s Day is less than 2 weeks away. Why not buy your sweetheart something truly personal, meaningful and memorable this year? And I’m not talking about a heart pendant poorly designed by Jane Seymour! Those ads by Kay Jewelers and Jared make me want to puke.
I love flowers, but flowers die. Artwork lasts forever. Why not buy your lover a watercolor instead? Like this gorgeous peony by Helen Klebesadel. ($1200.00 – not exactly affordable, but she has many other beautiful watercolors available for under $200 and $300. ) You can search through her Etsy collection to find the perfect flower for your perfect flower. (Steal this line! “A perfect flower for my perfect flower”. Corny, I know, but let me ask you this, do you or don’t you want to get laid?)
Or how about a “Sweet for my sweetheart?” At $40, this delicious little painting by Chris Zahner will make your darling’s mouth water.
If your gal or guy doesn’t have a sweet tooth, you might prefer to say “My Heart Belongs to You” with one of these heart-themed pieces. The two artists below have created a series of artwork based on the iconic heart symbol, so be sure to peruse their entire online collection. Elizabeth Matlack ‘s work is evocative and other-worldly, while Michelle Daisley Moffit’s mixed media paintings are vibrant and pattern-rich.And last but not least, a lovely little gestural mixed media painting by Pamela Munger that says it all for a mere $38.