Recent Blog Posts

Always in Season, Images of Vintage Botanicals

Tweet Can you think of a time when vintage art hasn’t been trendy?  From the civil war images, to vintage alcohol advertisements, to printed cliche’s, vintage is here to stay.  Our latest collection, Vintage Botanicals, was curated with your sophistacted vintage style … Read More

Can you think of a time when vintage art hasn't been trendy?  From the civil war images, to vintage alcohol advertisements, to printed cliche's, vintage is here to stay.  Our latest collection, Vintage Botanicals, was curated with your sophistacted vintage style in mind.

Images of florals and botanicals are always in season, no matter where you live on the globe, vintage botanicals are appropriate decor all year round.   If your taste is more of the contemporary modern kind, than try printing your favorite floral images on aluminum, as shown above. If you're more of a country cottage type, maybe print an image or two onto birchwood, giving your florals a nature look.  This a vintage botanical from Gallery Direct, that was featured on French County Cottage.  Blogger Courtney printed these vintage flowers on birchwood.  They look absolutely stunning resting on her fireplace! Canvas gallery wraps are perfect for the traditional look, try adding a frame if you'd like to dress the image up a bit.  The customization is endless with Gallery Direct. Do you have a Vintage Botanical image in your home?  Tell us about it!    

Quotes about Art

Tweet Thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes about Art. I’ve placed these quotes on a few of our newly released images, you can see these images along with others on our New Releases page. Do you … Read More

Thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes about Art. I've placed these quotes on a few of our newly released images, you can see these images along with others on our New Releases page. Do you have a favorite quote about Art?

Digital Art

Tweet From Wikipedia: Digital art is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process. “A common misconception is that if you are using … Read More

From Wikipedia: Digital art is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process. "A common misconception is that if you are using a computer to create art, that all you're doing is pressing a few buttons and the computer is doing all the work. Generally that poor assumption is born out of misunderstanding. Whether you are using a pencil and paper or a computer and tablet, drawing is drawing. The devices themselves are tools, means to an end to bring visual ideas out of your imagination and into the real world." Quote from artist Patrick LaMontagne's video posted below. We have several artists whose work fits the category of digital art. Instead of sending us their art on canvas to scan, they just send us their digital files of artwork. Some of them integrating their drawings or photography and then using their computers to turn it into art! It's really amazing, and their work is really beautiful. Here are samples of their art: Be sure to check out more of their work on Gallery Direct! Also please listen and watch the video below. I believe this artist explains digital art really well and he sure does an awesome job at drawing a cartoon bear! http://youtu.be/pjaIyQXv0M8

Olympic Spirit!

Tweet Are you getting into the Olympic spirit and wearing USA and Olympic colors!? Opening ceremonies are tonight! My favorite sports to watch are diving, track, gymnastics, swimming and equestrian. Well if you need help getting into the spirit of … Read More

Are you getting into the Olympic spirit and wearing USA and Olympic colors!? Opening ceremonies are tonight! My favorite sports to watch are diving, track, gymnastics, swimming and equestrian. Well if you need help getting into the spirit of things, be sure to check out our London collection...also don't forget you can browse by color too! Above are my favorite blue, gold, black, green and red images! GO USA!
It's time for another Twitter Party! Here at Gallery Direct we love interacting LIVE with our customers on Twitter and so we are once again having a Twitter Party. This Monday July 30 at 10 pm EST join us on Twitter as we discuss preserving summer memories and sending our kids back to school with great decor. Join @ThriftyChicMom and RSVP for the party, 5 lucky participants will win a $200 credit to Gallery Direct! So come on let's party!

Our Story behind the London Collection

Tweet You may have noticed we put up a new collection today, the London collection.  This compilation of images was curated with you in mind, our inspirational loyal fans.  With the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony only a few days away … Read More

You may have noticed we put up a new collection today, the London collection.  This compilation of images was curated with you in mind, our inspirational loyal fans.  With the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony only a few days away on July 27, the residents of London and all the Olympic Athletes from around the world are preparing for the big games.  As we sit back and watch the competitions from the comfort of our home, we are reminded to dream big.  All these Olympians set out for something amazing and beautiful in life, they didn't take the easy way out, they followed their dreams. As you scroll through this collection filled with rich history and beauty, remember to Keep Calm and Carry On.

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Getting to know our artists

Tweet Did you know that Gallery Direct has a You Tube channel? Cause we do! Check out our latest “Artist Series” video on one our our exclusive artists, Shirley Williams. Like my previous blog posts on our new artists, this … Read More

Did you know that Gallery Direct has a You Tube channel? Cause we do! Check out our latest "Artist Series" video on one our our exclusive artists, Shirley Williams. Like my previous blog posts on our new artists, this is another great way to get to know our exclusive artists, hear them talk about their technique and art. We hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more videos in our "Artist Series". http://youtu.be/-LOVM1viLMw  

New Artist: Fatmir Gjevukaj

Tweet We recently launched work from one of our new exclusive artists, Fatmir Gjevukaj. Fatmir considers himself a traditional artist. Here is a quote from Fatmir: “My love for movies and comic books since my early childhood and my interest and … Read More

We recently launched work from one of our new exclusive artists, Fatmir Gjevukaj. Fatmir considers himself a traditional artist. Here is a quote from Fatmir: "My love for movies and comic books since my early childhood and my interest and focus which has always been on creatures and characters made me enter the world of cg art five years ago, and that's what I have been doing pretty much ever since." This definitely shows in his artwork. We love all the bright vivid colors and characters he paints! Be sure to check out all of his artwork on Gallery Direct! And here's a sneak peek at the latest work he's dropped off with us. Currently working on the digital files in our Imaging Department...

Celebrate America with Americana Art

Tweet I have always enjoyed American Graphic Art and what better way to celebrate America than to decorate your home with Americana Graphic Art. Check out these great examples of American Graphic Art…   You can find Ellen blogging regularly … Read More

I have always enjoyed American Graphic Art and what better way to celebrate America than to decorate your home with Americana Graphic Art. Check out these great examples of American Graphic Art...   You can find Ellen blogging regularly at Thrifty & Chic Mom

The Art of Independence Day

Tweet Images of our flag evoke a feeling inside all of us.  I always take the 4th of July to reflect on the amazing grace of this country.  I have the privileged to be working at one of the very … Read More

Images of our flag evoke a feeling inside all of us.  I always take the 4th of July to reflect on the amazing grace of this country.  I have the privileged to be working at one of the very best American art companies in Austin, Texas.  Not only because Gallery Direct is in one of the coolest cities in America, but because EVERYTHING is made in the United States. From our suppliers, the materials, to the frames, the printers, and our partners, we can proudly stamp on every fine image published, our Made in the USA sticker.