I wanted to see if anyone would like to share their opinion on giving art as a gift. Is it better to give to other artists or art lovers because they will probably appreciate it more? Or is it only OK if the gift of art is tailored to the recipient?
Recently I started gifting original personalized pieces to people, mainly family. It's always well thought-out in terms of the recipient's likes and style and of a quality that could be sold. I just have some reservations about it.
Am I obligating the recipient to show it in their home, even if it's not their style?
Is it "cheap" to give art? Or does it seem cheap?
Is it better to give originals, or are prints appropriate in some situations?
I am open to any conversations or ideas about giving art, but I have been mulling these questions over for the last few months. I don't know a ton of artists in my "real" life and the ones I do know mostly sell their art, rarely giving it as gifts, and almost never giving originals.
Thoughts? Experiences? Comment below! :)