This gift guide is entirely compiled from the work of Leicester Society of Artists members. Enjoy browsing the items below and please support your local independent artists and makers in Leicestershire and Rutland.
ALL IN ONE (LOCKDOWN) GICLEE PRINT | £99
42 X 30 cm Giclee print with archival ink on acid free watercolour paper.
This highly detailed pen and ink drawing reflects the sense of 'shared isolation' that we are all experiencing, in very individual ways during the various stages and permutations of the successive lockdowns. I was also aware that many people we know and love live in flats, with all the physical limitations those environments pose and the lack of space, both inside and outside the dwellings.
Purchase here - https://www.georgesfougaras.com/shop.php
SMALL RAKU FIRED CERAMIC HORSE - NO. 3 MULTI-COLOURED | £85
My horses are all individually sculpted by hand. They are made using crank clay which is very gritty and adds to the coarse surface texture.
Each horse is then hand painted using copper or silver Raku glazes and fired in an outdoor kiln. The glazes always surprise me and turn out differently on every horse so each one is completely unique.
Size 17 cm x 18 cm x 5 cm approximately
Purchase here - https://henriettacorbett.bigcartel.com/products
WESTEND, LEICESTER - VARIABLE EDITION PRINT | £60
Media: Etching - variable edition print mounted onto archival board, unframed
Print size: 10cm x 10cm
Mount size: 26x25cms.
Hand signed by the artist.
Purchase here - https://emmafitzpatrick.co.uk/original-fine-art-prints
LARGE CREPE DE CHINE SCARF NO.20 | £95
Silk, Crepe de Chine, hand rolled hem
Size: 90 x 90cm
A bright fluid square silk scarf with a hand rolled hem
Music in the studio, and the album ‘Physical Graffiti’ by Led Zeppelin is a key Inspiration for this beautiful accessory in shades of Payne’s Grey, Indigo, Raw umber and Burnt Sienna. This scarf represents a microscopic photographic detail of artwork in progress - the luminosity of wet layered colour as pigment and watercolour interact on paper.
Purchase here - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DeborahBirdArt
MARKET HARBOROUGH CHURCH STREET - GICLEE PRINT | £75.00
Giclee print, signed by the artist
Size: 41 x 31 cm
A visionary artist and graphic designer with over 30 years experience, Mikki creates bespoke graphic design and highly collectable fine art for customers world-wide.
Purchase here - https://shop.mikkilongleycreative.com/products
XANADU BUTTERFLIES, FINE ART PRINT | £90
Siyuan Ren | The Peony Girl
Size: 28 x 56cm
Giclee Print, signed by the artist
The original painting was created using ink and pigments on rice paper,inspired by a classical Chinese poem “The Peach Blossom Spring” and the idea of an idyllic, peaceful place. Such a place can provide us with solace and escape from daily troubles.
Purchase here - https://www.thepeonygirl.com/collections/fine-art-prints
THE FIELD BEYOND - MIXED MEDIA PAINTING | £90
Mixed media on board.
Image size 285mm x 175mm.
Mount size 425mm x 315mm (approx).
Purchase here - https://www.josheppard.co.uk/browse_mixedmedia.html
BULLFINCH (SUSPEND) MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK | £90
Photography and mixed media (Acrylic paint, wax pastel, coloured pencil, pencil, and pigment ink drawing pen) onto Fabriano 310gsm paper.
Size of paper: 14.8 x 21 cm (A5) with an additional 1 cm white border for framing.
Size of bird (from beak to tail): 9.8 cm
Purchase here - https://lucystevens.bigcartel.com/products
FROM THE GARDEN 3, GICLEE PRINT | £85
Some of the last flowering plants in the garden, these lovely white Japanese Anemones are one of my favourites to look at and to paint.
A high quality signed limited edition giclée print from the original watercolour in an edition size of 25 on Canson Arches Aquarelle 310gsm paper.
32 cm x 27.5 cm
Purchase here - https://viviennecawsonart.co.uk/shop/