Mother’s Day will roll around in just a few short weeks and that means it’s time to start thinking about how you can top last year’s gift. While we’re sure mum will appreciate a lovely bunch of flowers, a great bottle of prosecco and a box of her favourite chocolates, why not gift her something that will last far longer and could appreciate in value? We’re talking about art of course!
If you’d love to get your mum some art-themed gifts this Mother’s Day, here are a few of our top suggestions.
A painting class
Is your mum the artistic sort or does she love learning new things? Experiences make wonderful gifts as they create memories, can be shared and may even unlock the door to an enjoyable new hobby. With that in mind, why not treat your mum to a painting, drawing or photography class? You’ll find most towns and cities have at least a couple of options so just hit Google or ask friends for recommendations. You could even join her and spend some quality time together.
A painting holiday
If you’re lucky enough to have a great mum, why not show her how much you care by pushing the boat out and treating her to a painting holiday? These typically take the form of a short break, either here in the UK or overseas in picturesque locations such as Provence or Tuscany. They’re often combined with tours of the local area and activities like yoga or food and wine tastings. This is one present mum is sure not to forget!
Whatever your budget, there is sure to be a piece of art that matches mum’s tastes.
This beautiful oil seascape by accomplished artist Elizabeth Williams captures a wave rolling in during the evening tide as the sun sets and birds fly overhead. It’s dreamy colours and beautiful imagery perfectly capture the soft early evening light at the seaside as the day begins to turn slowly tonight. This picture is a one-off, making it an extra special gift.
Painted by one of our top 10 best selling artists, Hester Coetzee, Gateway to the Milky Way is an oil on deep boxed canvas. Impressionist in style, it shows an idyllic slice of the British countryside, perfect for mums who love to escape to rural England. With its smattering of beautiful red poppies and golden fields, it evokes joy and happiness – the ideal choice for a special mum this Mother’s Day.
This happy, smiling face is guaranteed to brighten mum’s morning each day. Jersey-based artist Anna Pawlyszyn says she named this watercolour Happy Pig because the bright, vivid colours and cheery grin are sure to make you smile. A statement picture, it would look wonderful in a kitchen.