Tuesday, 5 November, 2013
In our first of a series of posts about alternative ideas for wedding presents, we want to suggest the gift of art. Nowadays, many couples will have been living together for several years before they get married (and may already have all the dinner sets, wine glasses and cutlery that they will need) and are looking for different ways in which their wedding guests can offer a gift as they start off on married life.
Many art galleries offer a wedding list service which makes it possible for your friends and family to contribute towards a gift of real emotional value whether it is a commissioned portrait, a piece of artwork that means something special to you both or even just the means to start building an art collection together. One of my favourite galleries which offer a wedding gift service together with great customer service within a stylish relaxed environment are the Whitewall galleries with a network of venues across the UK.
Gallery flyer featuring work by Rob Hefferan
Offering a diverse portfolio of contemporary artists covering both figurative, landscape and abstract art; both originals and limited edition canvas collectables are available allowing art lovers to find pieces that suit their individual tastes and budgets. With prices starting at £175 for paper editions, canvas copies from £495 and originals ranging between £495 to £35,000.
One of my personal favourites is the internationally renowned artist Fabian Perez who was the official artist to the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards, as well as the London 2012 Olympics. Born in Argentina, Fabian’s powerful and inspirational compositions reflect his upbringing, Latin soul, love of humanity and his numerous travels, and he has been a large part of the movement bringing figurative artwork to the forefront of the contemporary art scene.
Balcony in Buenos Aires II by Fabian Perez
Fabian will be personally unveiling a powerful new collection of hand embellished canvas editions, bronze sculptures and original oil paintings, and sign copies of his magnificent new commemorative book ‘Neo-Emotionalism this November, kicking his UK tour off tonight at Clarendon Fine Art in Mayfair. Invites to all the events are by RSVP – see http://www.fabianperez.co.uk/events/ for a list of your nearest exhibition and contact relevant gallery for availability at event and exhibition schedules.
And even more exciting, any purchases made during this UK tour will be entered into an exclusive competition where one lucky winner will be given the unique opportunity to have their complimentary portrait created and personally presented to them by Fabian when he returns to the UK in May 2014. The portrait will have an estimated value of £10,000, but to the individual fortunate enough to own it, it will of course be priceless…
Having been a fan of his for over 5 years, I always look forward with eager anticipation to see his latest collections and will never tire of looking at his art. One day perhaps I will be fortunate enough to own an original piece of his work! A girl can dream ….
First meeting with Fabian Perez in 2008