Coming up with gift ideas that are unique can be a chore so we’ve zoomed in on one idea just for you – Paintings!
A painting can be a unique gift idea as not many people would really think of it as a gift. Paintings can also be customisable so that they cater specifically to the person you are giving it to. As some would want to give a gift that is purely from the heart, you can always turn to workshops to go wild and bring out your artistic abilities!
These painted artworks are more than just a coloured canvas meant to be bought and left in the corner of your room or house. Get your painting gift from any of the 6 best places in Singapore listed below, as it would not only look appealing if hung on the wall but would also help freshen up a living space!
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Nicole’s Flower
Known for having an eye for detail in their choice of flowers and flower arrangements, Nicole’s Flower would never disappoint you with their wide range of paintings. These paintings are suitable for people with unique preferences as they consist of geometric shapes, lines, flowers, fishes and novel landscapes. Not forgetting those who are afraid that some art pieces are too loud, these art pieces are thankfully not those that seem to be screaming at your faces.
These soft art pieces at Nicole’s Flower that you should surely consider give off simplicity with a minimalistic look. Appropriate for just about anyone looking to spice up their room without going overboard, their collection of paintings would fit in right at home anywhere.
Contact: +65 8338 8511
Location: 224 Telok Kurau Road, #01-01, Singapore 423836
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm | Sat & Sun 8am-9pm
2. James Koh Silk Painting
Talented self-taught artist, James Koh, is both a modest and cultured artist. As a former farm manager, his talent and innate love for nature motivated him to study and observe them even further. This enabled his expression of feelings to flow into the composition of his paintings. As a result of his skills in silk paintings, watercolour paintings of Singapore, Chinese paintings and calligraphy, he was able to acquire recognition from many.
James Koh is well known for having his paintings selected to be printed onto calendars, postcards and coasters for the opening of Merchant Court Hotel. On top of that, he also achieved his first commissioning by Singapore Airlines to paint the Fish of Prosperity, and was previously invited by STPD to demonstrate his painting techniques in Berlin, Germany. Additionally, some works of his were selected by the Singapore Mint to be featured in Sing Gold, Silver Medallion and Ingots.
Contact: +65 6781 1346
Location: 41 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059200
Works at Boulevart are original, hand-painted and drawn by their staff. With a variety of paintings for sale (customisable too!), they range from paintings of mermaids, flowers, animals to portraits. Without the use of printers or stencils, each artwork takes up to hours to produce. By purchasing these freehand paintings, you will be supporting their little community too! Other than solely selling these unique paintings, this art studio has its own workshop for you to create your own artwork yourself!
This wonderful way of creating a piece from scratch with your own artistic abilities would make the entire gift come solely from your hard work and effort. Other than that, you can even create more than one art piece to bring home. Art pieces such as wedding favours can be done all by yourself, especially for those who want to add a little sentimental feeling to them for their loved ones!
Contact: +65 8779 6362
681 Punggol Drive, Oasis Terrace, #02-12, Singapore 820681
Block 269 Queen Street, #02-227, Singapore 180269
Opening Hours: Differs for every outlet
4. Artisan Pieces
At Artisan Pieces’ online art gallery collection, feel free to browse through their catalogue of hand-made paintings created by aspiring artists from around the world, including Singapore. This studio reminds potential buyers that the art pieces purchased at their gallery would contribute to the artists’ income – especially those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. As a premier destination for art gallery oil paintings and artworks in Singapore, their paintings are of top-notch quality and are high-grade art gallery paintings.
Being flexible with tweaking their works and catering to your preferred styles, Artisan Pieces is able to change the colours in their works for you! The talented artists are able to add more life into the artwork with the addition of people or animals into the landscape. Unsure if the piece will complement your space? No worries for the team can draw up a 3D plan just for you to see!
Contact: +65 8181 8929
Location: 46 Bendemeer Road, Singapore 330046
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10.30am-10pm | Sun 10.30am-8.30pm
5. The Art Faculty
A platform that celebrates the abilities of people with autism and related challenges, The Art Faculty collaborates with brands, retailers, organisations, social enterprises and art practitioners to showcase the flairs of artists with special needs. By doing so, they are able to promote these artists’ special talents and with every sale of artwork and product, the differently-abled artists earn royalties to learn the value of work and financial independence.
These pieces at The Art Faculty offer unique perspectives and talents by student artists with autism, as they display their endurance for details and a strong interest in the arts. By recognising these artists and their efforts, it makes the sale of these art pieces worth the price and the overall gift helpful.
Contact: +65 6513 0706
Location: 20 Lengkok Bahru, #01-07, Singapore 159053
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm | Closed on Sunday
With a belief that affordable art could and should be brought into all living spaces, LivingwithArt comprises over 1,000 works of art from artists that are selected from around the world and locally. One of the many studios proud about including local artists’ artworks in their galleries, this studio blends both local and overseas pieces together without segregating them. By doing this, it shows that ultimately, customers who come in to view such pieces are there for the unique art that these artists want to showcase.
Being able to customise these pieces in terms of colour, theme, size, style and medium, gives you greater flexibility when selecting an artwork as a gift. On top of that, LivingwithArt incorporates Feng Shui elements and framing without inflating their prices. This integrity allows customers to put their trust in them.
Contact: +65 6917 6503 | +65 6358 3672
315 Outram Road, Tan Boon Liat Building, Flagship Gallery, #02-05, Singapore 169074
998 Toa Payoh North, Showroom, #03-20/21, Singapore 318993
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-7pm
With the unique blend of concepts, colours and style to create a particular painting, gifting it to your bestie would portray how much she means to you! As the painting is done freely, there will not be another identical piece. Truly a special gift just for her, your best friend will certainly be receiving a one-of-a-kind painting piece that is painted and represented from your heart!