Christmas at Home

How to improve your surroundings & gift successfully 

It is scientifically proven that creativity can improve our lives greatly, with an extremely positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing. Take a look at the space you are in now. How does it make you feel? If you are excited by it, incredible! That’s the dopamine rushing through your brain as a reaction to seeing what you love. However, if you are not feeling so exhilarated by your surroundings then change is needed in time for Christmas.  

Although the first reaction indicates you are doing something right, do not get too comfortable. Interior designers recommend that artwork should be changed regularly – at least in accordance to the seasons – to bring fresh energy into living spaces. To do so before the festive season kicks in will undoubtedly bring joy to any space.  

As mentioned above, if you find yourself not so pleased, then it’s most certainly time to make a change. Stimulating the mind is incredibly important for long-term brain function and happiness in both yourself and your loved ones. The festive season is just around the corner, a time annually when we spend long nights in our homes. Though this year, the short days are going to be pretty home-focused too. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as S&P gallery are on hand to showcase an incredible selection of exclusive original artworks sure to spark festive cheer in all who are near. 

Deck the halls with boughs of Holly (Frean)

Above is the wonderful London-based artist Holly Frean. Frean’s approach to creativity is process based. She truly explores her subjects with thorough interrogation of line and colour. 

Christmas time has, in a way, gone through a similar process of transformation to the work of Holly Frean. Although Christmas is a Christian celebration, it is enjoyed by millions globally who do not practice this faith to come together with loved ones and share the joy of giving, in spaces we call home whilst eating food crafted with love. 

It is a time of rest, away from our working lives to appreciate everything we have. Our dedicated gallery team are on hand in the run-up to the festive season to provide tailored advice to find something that is just right. Perhaps the dining table deserves some direction, why not display Edwin Landseer’s Monarch of The Glen to spark conversation away from the always-slightly-to-dry-turkey-talk. 

The home, no matter how grand or compact, provides space to decorate. Forget the tinsel this year and focus on the long-term changes you can make, so that you can wake up on Christmas morning knowing that you have created the perfect space for celebration. 

Give the Gift of Art 

There are many wonderful reasons to give those close to you an original artwork this Christmas. It’s unique and far more interesting than a gift card to a store they do not care for. For us here at S&P gallery, the most wonderful reason to gift art is that it not only brings joy to those who receive it, but it supports artists around the world. We work directly with many of our artists, such as Miss Aniela, to showcase their talents and provide income. This we feel is especially important now as the creative arts industry is struggling under the weight on local and national lockdowns. 

From our home on Gloucester Road, to yours, wherever you may be, we guarantee that your artwork will be shipped with the greatest care and in time for Christmas when ordered before December the 1st. If you have any questions or would like to talk with our gallery team to find the perfect piece, please email gallery@smithandpartner.co.uk and we will ensure it’s a truly special Christmas this year.