I have a favourite artist on Etsy. His name is Philip Kirk. I’ve bought several of his originals including this one:

philip kirk

This one:

 

philip kirk

This one:

 

philip kirk

 Philip combines a super-charged imagination with stellar technical skills. His originals are way underpriced.

Then there is Helene Lacelle – a fellow Ontarian, and my favourite eBay artist. I love her whimsical style. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of her originals – which I might add are also way underpriced.

neon matisse helene lacelle

 

neon matisse helen lacelle

Through their art, both Helene and Philip really speak to the child in me. When I look at their work my heart feels childlike joy.

What does this have to do with weddings?

You might have a favorite artist but never thought to approach him or her about creating your wedding stationery. S/he might not market herself/himself as someone who creates wedding stationery, but given the chance, s/he might be thrilled to tackle a new and exciting project. And think of the one-of-a kind results!

Original art also makes a pretty sweet wedding gift!

Do you have any favorite artists who sell online? If so, please comment!