Saturday, August 6, 2011

Love art? Check out my review on Gallery Direct

As a Gallery Direct Ambassador I recently was able to choose a beautiful piece of artwork to hang in our new house!

Hubs is a HUGE fan of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night so I wanted to surprise him with a beautiful canvas print. We currently have just a paper poster in a frame that really does the painting NO justice at all.

This months theme is Art Appreciation so my selection really fit nicely. We are working on teaching Branden about some famous artists as he loves to draw and is really good at it. He knows Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night very well, but he needs to see that there is more to the art world than Vincent Van Gogh!

My art came packaged in a huge frame box and was well protected.

I recieved the XL size canvas gallery wrapped Starry Night painting. { retail value $167 with $9.99 shipping}

Here is a bit about Gallery Direct from the website:

Ten years ago, Gallery Direct started as a fine art publisher, which is the crucial liaison between artist and audience, responsible for finding the talent, capturing the work, recreating and releasing the work as a limited edition. We quickly noticed our artwork being sold, by third parties, for six to nine times what it should. This did not sit well with our founders, two guys with a vision: Fine Art for Everyone! So we began to frame our images, taking our collection and message directly to you, hence the name Gallery Direct. The art world hasn't been the same since we came on to the scene.

Move forward to 2010, still a privately held company, is the largest limited edition fine art publisher, printmaker and artisan framer in the world. This means we do it all: we find the artists and the artwork; we market and recreate the art ourselves. There is no middleman between the artwork and your walls.

We're quintessentially the new style of American art company: combining the quality and customization of a luxury brand with the value and price of a normal household purchase. Our commitment to "Made in the U.S.A." resonates in the artists we promote, mouldings we offer, the glass, matboards, paper and canvas we buy. The ink for our uber-green, latex printer is made in Puerto Rico, which is technically not in the U.S.A., but really close! We're proud to be creating fine American-made artwork for 10 years.

Gallery Direct makes a special experience for the guests to our site, providing you with all the tools that a gallery curator and an interior designer would covet. This is a new genre of art; you create world class fine art by harnessing -- literally -- millions of images, specifying the size, the medium, and framing options, sent to us in an instant and custom-made for you on the fly.

Every image you select is available as framed wall art on paper, canvas art, fine art on acrylic, metal art and even imagery presented on mirror; or, make artwork from your photos. Turn yourself into a work of art. You can't do that in China. Actually, we don't know of anywhere you can do this. Not even offers the type of granular customization we do, and Gallery Direct is still the lowest price on the web. Not even the online canvas printing services can compete with us: not on price, not on quality, and not on customization.

There are so many options on Gallery Direct, including your own custom artwork. You can upload your favorite photo and have it turned into a beautiful masterpiece to hang in your home.

** I was sent this product to review with my family. All opinions are my own**


Thrifty and Chic Mom said...

Great piece I love that you surprised your husband with his favorite piece!

Joie said...

Great post! I have always loved this piece as well. I am sure your hubby loved getting it on a cavas.