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what gift can you find for the man who has everything? every year like clockwork this thought swirls through my brain. first, this question strictly applied to my father who was the type of man that was soooo hard to shop for especially when you’re a teenager with limited funds. if my dad wanted or needed anything he’d solve the problem himself. and he stumped me year after year when it came to gift-giving. that is until i discovered fun and jazzy socks for that buttoned-up investment banker. can i just take a moment and pat myself on the back for loosening his sense of style?! he loved those dang socks and looked forward to new ones every year.
but when i married mr. style lo those thirty-five years ago i was faced with the same dilemma. what gift is special enough for a special man that has everything? well, this year i decided a piece of original artwork would be the perfect gift for mr. style. ssshhh, don’t tell him quite yet. this will be our little secret. that is, yours, mine and Saatchi Art, an online gallery that has an art advisor on staff to help guide me through the process. it’s like having your own expert curator, free of charge. and i loved the fact that Saatchi Art features works at a wide range of prices to suit all budgets, projects, and styles. original artwork doesn’t have to break the bank. with an unparalleled selection of paintings, photography, sculpture, and drawings by over 60,000 artists from around the world there was bound to be a special piece of art that mr. style would fall in love with. Saatchi Art also provides international shipping and customs for a completely hassle-free delivery. they’ve included the price of shipping within the artwork price. what you see is what you pay.
first step was chatting with my personal Saatchi Art advisor, monty, who happily guided me through my selection. there were a series of questions to answer: did mr. style prefer paintings, drawings or photography? abstract paintings, black and white photography, surreal paintings, depictions of landscapes or seascapes, or works depicting people or something else? what colors is he drawn to? where would the painting hang? preferred dimensions?
after our Q&A session monty curated several pieces of art to gauge if we were headed in the right direction. and, boom, i fell in love with this painting Uluru Storm by Doug Selb. here are the artist’s thoughts:
A painting of the iconic Uluru or Ayers Rock on a stormy night. In the Uluru series, I have sought to capture the great Australian rock in different light. Spinifex is included as another consistent subject of interest. These paintings might particularly appeal to those who have made the trek and visited Uluru, and have seen it change colour, hour by hour, moment by moment.
mr. style and i have had the distinct pleasure of visiting australia during our years overseas. both of us fell in love with that magical country. this painting sums up the raw beauty found in ‘the land down under.’ fingers crossed mr. style will love it just as much as i think he will. my personal Saatchi Art advisor, monty, handled all of the shipping arrangements and kept me in the loop as to when the painting would arrive. the entire process of picking out the perfect gift for mr. style was seamless. before i knew it the artwork had arrived on my doorstep.
can you believe i found the perfect spot for mr. style’s new painting? now i just have to figure out how to wrap this gorgeous piece of artwork.
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