There is no such person who doesn’t appreciate fine art. Everyone enjoys receiving an exquisite work of art as a gift. Be it a gift for a wedding, birthday, anniversary or some other gift giving happening. With fine art having such vast parameters, there is sure to be a piece out there to please every taste and style. Okay, sweet but how does one go about finding that perfect piece of art for that one of a kind gift?
It’s true, shopping for fine artworks as a gift isn’t always easy but is quite rewarding. For all of those out there who love fine art but are not comfortable in their ability to choose a piece for another, here are some guidelines. Pay attention to the style of art of your gift receiver and go from there. Do their tastes lean towards modern or abstract? Maybe they prefer something a little more Monet. Perhaps the one you are in the market for is well versed in the sassy factor. Let’s not forget about the guys and finding something to complement their masculinity. Usually guys go for outdoors types of art. Think in terms of woodworking, outdoor sculptures, nature settings, stone works and so on. Sounds like a good start but are there any other tips? Okay take note to the style of all the art in the house next time you stop by for a visit. It can be a very helpful insight as to what would be and what wouldn’t be gift worthy. Once you have established a feel for their tastes, assuming you don’t already, spark a conversation about art and slowly move it towards their personal preferences. That way you don’t have to outright ask them and possibly spill the beans. Another awesome way to go about indirect information gathering, take this person out for a day of food and art. What constitutes as a day out,you may ask? Which ever side of town that the art businesses are in, go there for a lunch date and browse the shops after being well fed. Just remember the pieces that they take note of, tell you about, return to or make any other mention of and you are in the green. Return in the next several days and purchase any one of those pieces. Be absolutely certain that the pieces they mention are for their own personal wish list. Otherwise you may be inadvertently purchasing a gift they wanted for someone else. Above all else, when in doubt, get a second opinion. Start somewhere here and go for it, take pride in finding that one of a kind gift.
Now even the unsteady art purchasers can be confident in their art selecting, as a gift, abilities. Basically just pay attention to art in the home and you usually can’t stray too far. These are some basic guidelines for the average art consumer. If still unsure take a friend along for the ride. Take that first step and get some experience under the belt, you can only go up from here.