|"Old Man of the Sage" by Tim Shinabarger|
I've always felt like a great gift is something you would love to have, but don't always make it a priority to purchase for yourself. It makes it that much more special when you receive it. I think fine art falls into that category for a lot of people. Everyday that person wakes up to the painting you gave them, they will think about the wonderful time you spent together over the holidays, or at their birthday celebration. Not to mention, all the other positive emotions they'll feel every time they view that work of art because good art will stir the emotions in all of us. Maybe it will remind us of our favorite fishing hole, or that backpacking trip into the back country where we came face to face with some big horn sheep. Whether it's a big painting or a little sculpture, every time they look at that piece of art, a smile is going to stretch across their face.
|"Basking in Evening Light" by David Graham|
As you're out and about shopping this holiday season, don't forget to visit your local galleries. Even if you're not in the market for paintings, you may find a great miniature sculpture, original etchings, books on your favorite artists, handcrafted jewelry, horse hair pottery or custom hunting knives for that special someone. If you happen to be in the Coeur d'Alene area, be sure to stop by Coeur d'Alene Galleries on Saturday, November 29th where Michael Dudash, Joe Kronenberg, Kyle Paliotto and Abigail Gutting will be hanging out and painting, talking about their works and having a great time!
|"Rough Road" by Kyle Paliotto|
|"Mountain Winter Dusk" by Michael Dudash|
|"Crossing Over" by Joe Kronenberg|
|"Like A King" by Abigail Gutting|