Investing in Art: Gifts for Art Lovers — Including Yourself!

I cannot think of a better gift than receiving a piece of art. Not necessarily inexpensive, it can last a lifetime and just may be a good investment. More importantly, it feeds the soul. The right piece — different for each of us — can bring on emotional responses that draw the viewer to return again and again and that quality is priceless.

The above images are a selection of pieces from some talented and accomplished artists and some are quite reasonably priced. Each artist is linked to their respective websites with excerpts from their portfolios and biographies if you wish further information.

FIRST ROW
• Blossoms at Sunrise Ethan Jackson 16 x 16" or 40 x 40" archival inkjet print
• Waves Scott Johnson 13 x 16.5" archival cotton rag paper in an edition of 60. Larger sizes are available upon request.
• 37.0 Ryan Magyar 45 1/2 x 35" oil on canvas
• 46.0 Ryan Magyar 26 x 20" oil on canvas
• White Horse Ian Shand available in several sizes from 5 x 7" to 13 x 19" archival inkjet print

LAST ROW
• lovely, dark and deep #28 Carolyn Monastra available in several sizes from 8 x 10" to 30 x 38" digital chromogenic print
• Wonderglass Carolyn Monastra 16 x 20" and 30 x 38" digital chromogenic print
• one, Lares Valley, Peru Alison Mayfield 19 x 19" chromogenic print
• three, Lares Valley, Peru Alison Mayfield 19 x 19" chromogenic print
• Montauk, New York 2005 Michael Falco 16 x 16"