Bored of giving socks? Tired of diaries? Already festooned with jewellery? Other than the pop of a champagne cork, how can you create lots of fizz on Christmas morning? Browse our ultimate gift guide for every person in your life, from the nature lover to the minimalist and beyond and be the star present-giver this Christmas.
December has landed and with it comes some very exciting news from the team. Catch up on artist press, art world happenings and see the kick off of the Rise Art Advent Calendar.
Italian-born artist Francesco Polazzi uses a combination of oil paint, pastels and acrylic to create figurative, formal paintings inspired by a deeper thinking and a reflection on the human spirit. We sat down with the painter in his eclectic studio to find out more about the shifting inspiration behind his works, and what he loves most about pursuing the path of an artist.
Buying art for someone else doesn’t have to be intimidating. The gift of art can be a catalyst to a collection, an unexpected romantic gesture, or a way to honor a nostalgic feeling for a loved one or friend, with meaning beyond your typical store-bought gift. We’ve rounded up ten “first” pieces of art to buy this holiday season for your tribe- from your parents’ office to the love of your life.
Sharing your love for art with friends and family is an exciting way to create or honor memories, form closer bonds, as well as giving a timeless gift that lasts way beyond the latest gadgets. Using the same guidelines collectors use on their own collections, we’ve stripped down 5 tips that will help to make an unforgettable gift of art.
We all know that painting is hands down the most popular medium, there’s something so special about an original piece of artwork, the artist’s touch on the canvas and the free forms or incredible precision that can be achieved with a brush. This Christmas we have 10 paintings at the top of our wish list, and are hoping for all our art dreams to come true.
Hygge is the Danish or Norwegian word for a warm, cosy, comforting atmosphere, best shared with your closest friends and family. It's also the interiors trend sweeping the world. But rather than a physical state, the true meaning of the word describes a psychological feeling, holding all your needs in balance. And what better way to create an environment like that than with art?
When it gets down to gifting art it’s hard to know where to begin, but I think a sure place to start for the perfect present is with a print. Katie Tsorous hand selects her top 5 prints for presents in every budget under £500.
Finnish artist Iidu Tikkanen makes large scale, abstract, often almost psychedelic paintings that explore our perceptions of the world. We sat down with the artist to find our more about how it all began, and what’s happening in her studio right now.
The October art fairs are over and Christmas is just around the corner. Read about what the team has been up to this autumn, hear news from our artists and discover the must-see international exhibitions.