Move over roses, it's 2023 and we're switching up the long-standing traditional Valentine's gift routine. While there's no doubt that flowers are beautiful and receiving them is always a treat. But eventually they die, and there's not much else to it. Chocolate, teddy bears and heart shaped cards are great too, but if you really want brownie points this holiday, keep on reading.
The gift of original art, on the other hand, will not only last a lifetime, but offers a personal, heartfelt touch. Receiving art that someone's picked out with you specifically in mind creates a sentimental bond, especially if there's a story or connection to the piece itself.
Why art though? There are plenty of unique gift ideas out there, but when you purchase art from Philip Bennett Walker, you're supporting a small business and a dream. We've all gone to department stores or shopped with major online corporations, but purchasing and collecting small batch and one-of-a-kind art is definitely a trend to get on if you haven't already.
Plus, it means that you are the only one - or one of just a few in the world to get an original or limited edition signed and numbered giclee print. And that's pretty damn special if you ask me.
Philips passion is to create meaningful and emotion evoking pieces based on what inspires him, and by keeping his subjects relevant, it's a no brainer. I mean, who wouldn't love art inspired by nature, film, music and one's imagination?
Choose from Philip Walkers current in stock collection which also includes one of a kind hand embellished prints, as well as some size and frame options that are exclusive to his gallery location only.
His collections range from portraits to landscapes, tropical wildlife, nautical subjects and more.
If you're getting multiple people gifts, there won't be any worry of having to get them the same thing, as Philip has dozens of unique prints and originals fit for anyone's style!
If you're shopping via his website, keep in mind that all framed prints take up to two weeks to complete, prior to shipping. Shipping times vary based on method of shipping (which can be arranged by contacting our team) and of course, the destination.
We encourage you to place your orders no later than Friday, January 27th to ensure they arrive in time for Valentine's Day.
Follow along with Philip and team on social media and be in the know by keeping up with these blogs as well as newsletters! Pop up dates will be updated as we approach February, and his various gallery accounts around town are always being updated with new art.
Besides his Gallery location in Atlantic Beach, you can see more of Philips artwork at Royal Palm Wine and Tapas as well as T-Dubs Mercantile in Atlantic Beach, and Jax Beach Brunch Haus and Curations Furniture and Design in Jacksonville Beach.
As we are getting closer to Valentine's Day, we know timing is key, and our business hours are Tuesday - Thursday from 12pm-7pm, Friday and Saturday from 12pm - 8pm and Sunday from 1pm - 5pm. Our team is more than happy to accommodate outside of these times, so reach out for a personal shopping appointment!
Drop a comment below of your favorite piece to give as a gift!