Santa promises to visit the homes of all good little girls and boys each Christmas Eve. We can imagine that he waits all year with excited anticipation for his stopover at our houses. Here he assures us that he will "...be there with bells on".
For a number of years, I have created an annual Santa Claus painting in oil pastel to commemorate the new Holiday Season. Each year's commemorative Santa is unique, represents a specific theme and is a special joy to create.
The original works are done in oil pastel on textured mat board and measure 32"x 24". The originals are available by contacting the artist directly, at the contact numbers listed below.
Giclee prints are available of each Santa painting in the series. Prints may be ordered directly from me by phone and through connecting by email ShelleySGSart@aol.com
All year round, they may also be purchased any time, at SPECIAL OCCASIONS, 110 South Lynn Street, on the historic downtown square in Bryan, Ohio.
The Santa Series is the capstone of a larger body of Holiday artwork, which includes festive nutcrackers, snowmen and woodland Santa portraits. The Santa Series, Nutcrackers and Snowmen in the Christmas Collection can be seen on my website in the gallery "Art for the Holidays".
All the images in the Santa Series, except Santa of the Star, are available to order as giclee prints. Your prints are presented to you matted, backed with foam core and protected in an acetate sleeve. Although prints can be displayed as is, they arrive ready for framing.
The GICLEE PROCESS employs archival pigmented inks, heavy weight matte photo papers and as such each print is a fade resistant, fine art print. Each limited edition print is numbered and signed. 100 of each years' Santa are offered, until the 100th of each year has been shared.
matted 8x10 $25 matted 11x14 single mat $30 matted 11x14 double mat $35 matted 16x20 double mat $45 . Large unmatted custom printed giclees are available with image sizes up to approximately 12x16 $35 . Shipping is additional.
Price List for Originals
The large, oil pastel originals of the Commemorative Santas are unique and available only once a year. Of course, there is only one ORIGINAL of each image, however GICLEEs allow everyone to have and enjoy a reproduction of the original.
At this time, all originals are sold and in private collections.
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