Pick the perfect gift this festive season from our collection of Paintings to Covet this Christmas. One of the oldest and most popular mediums in the art world, artists from all different time periods, movements and artistic styles have expressed their vision through the world of paint. This collection brings together some of the most interesting artists practising today, working with everything from a photorealistic approach to expressionistic styles, meaning there’s something to suit all tastes this Christmas.
The holiday season is an excellent opportunity to explore some new artwork, whether you’re purchasing for yourself or looking for a meaningful gift. The collection of Paintings to Covet this Christmas features works from a diverse range of artists, with everything from large statement pieces to smaller works to add some charm to a cosy corner of the home.
Make your first steps in the art collecting world or add to a growing collection today. You can use our handy search filters to narrow down artworks according to size, orientation and price to find artwork that’s perfectly suited to you or your loved ones.
Lovers of abstract shouldn’t miss out on Jinsheng You, a contemporary Chinese artist whose pieces are bursting with colour and emotion. Learning from his father at a young age and drawing inspiration from masters of Chinese calligraphy, he creates abstract landscapes with a rich palette of reds, golds and blues. Curators have drawn comparisons with Turner due to the vivid skies and atmospheric quality to his paintings, although this style has certainly been reimagined for the contemporary art scene.
More interested in a figurative style? Take a look at Peter Hawkins, a British artist with an unconventional approach to his practice. Rather than using traditional materials such as canvas or paper, Hawkins searches for found surfaces such as old school desks or floorboards to create his paintings. The resulting effect is a beautiful contrast between the smooth oil paints and the rough, weather surfaces that he paints upon. He addresses a range of different subjects in his work, spanning from solitary nudes to images from childhood such as brightly coloured desserts and toys.
Get lost in the moody landscapes of Nadege Druzkowski, a French painter whose depictions of wintry environments are perfect for the Christmas season. Showing scenes such as snow-capped mountains and deserted roads in the countryside, Druzkowski creates a solitary and eerie atmosphere that makes her paintings so captivating. Her dark vision of the world are inspired by concepts of memory, time and absence, and she is particularly interested in how the line between past and present can become blurred.
Alternatively, brighten up your collection with the work of Kotaro Machiyama, a Japanese artist who creates bold and vibrant abstract pieces. While these paintings are simple in form and composition, Machiyama compensates for this with his daring choice of colour to create pieces that are uniquely interesting. The concept of space is central to his work, and you’ll often find large stretches of one colour that have pushed other colours and shapes towards the edges of the canvas.