We celebrate art and creativity all year-round at She Explorers, but one of our favorite things about this season is the opportunity to share art gifts with others—while shopping small and supporting independent artists. We’ve gathered a collection of art prints and other goods that would make for incredible gifts for anyone who loves nature-inspired art and expression.
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We love the texture in Molly’s hand-pressed lino cut prints. This 8×10″ original lino block of woman in the mountains was carved by hand and printed with soy-based intaglio ink in a black on acid-free, grey printmaking paper.
See more from Molly Powers on Instagram @mollypowersdesign.
Madison Holler, the artist behind Rubinski Works, specializes in beadwork and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Her glass and metal bead designs combined with metal smithing techniques explore the bridge between traditional craft and modern jewelry making. Her collections also draw on traditions of her shared Anishaabe Dutch and Scandinavian heritage, with an emphasis on folklore.
See more from Rubinski Works on Instagram @rubinskiworks.
Artist Nicole Freshley describes the scene as a skein of geese passing over Wallowa Lake, where the east and west forks of the Wallowa River meet, with the western facing slopes of the high peaks still holding the glow of the fading day. The original painting was made with watercolor and gouache on paper. This print is created with archival, pigment-based inks on acid free paper (giclée).
See more from Magic Woodland Studio on Instagram @magicwoodlandstudio.
Something about Lee Ariel’s style reminds us of vintage paint-by-number works, with fragmented landscapes depicted in striking color. At the same, time they also feel like original and whimsical takes on somewhat familiar California landscapes. This print is a giclée print on 100% cotton base, acid-free, velvet fine art paper. The image area measures 10″ x 10″, with an 1” white border.
See more from Lee Ariel on Instagram @lee_ariel.
Tawa Threads, founded by Tabria Williford, creates designs inspired by the US National Parks that also support funding inclusive outdoor programs. We love these block-printed runners/scarves that can be worn or used in so many ways. Each bold design is either based on a specific park or landscape feature (like Big Bend and Arches National Parks) and we love the interpretations.
See more from Tawa Threads on Instagram @tawathreads.
We love Lily McAlpin’s mountain line prints for the detailed way she examines landscapes in rhythmic flows of line, texture, and blocks of color. It’s like reading a summit view in the rings of a tree felt under your fingertips. This 5×7″ print is printed on Mohawk Luxe Extra Thick Paper.
See more from Lily McAlpin on Instagram @lily_mcalpin.
All of Sam Lee’s illustrations are meditations unto themselves, drawn in subtle monochrome with rich detail. We love wondering where this path leads as it curves past the bending grasses.
See more from Sam Lee on Instagram @samleehello.
Illustrated and designed by Samantha Leung, Hemleva enamelware are highly polished 10K gold plated pins and keychains that are such stunning pieces of wearable art for plant ladies and nature-lovers alike.
See more from Hemleva on Instagram @hemleva.
All of Mia Ohki’s many illustrations can be printed, but we especially love the colors and the way the edges of the figure in this one flows within the contours of the landscape. Printed on Museum Fine Art Paper (280gsm) the print is vibrant on a thick, matte, and smooth paper.
See more from Mia Ohki on Instagram @miaohki.
Artist Michaela Goade says that this piece is an ode to the spirit of the tides. With Eagle and Raven for balance, alongside other animal and plant relatives, it also honors the sentinels of the sea. Printed on beautiful, archival Epson Cold Press fine art paper on a professional archival/giclée printer, this print is a reproduction of an original painting done in watercolor. With vibrant colors and a luxurious feel, it looks like an original!
See more from Michaela Goade on Instagram @michaelagoade.
Latasha Dunston’s paintings nearly come to life in this 2.5” x 1.25” handmade clay hair clip, that looks like it could have been plucked straight from one of her murals or original paintings.
See more from Jitterbug Art on Instagram @jitterbug_art.
We love Paula Champagne’s illustrations and how she melds the shapes of Black bodies, faces, and expressions with the shapes of foliage and land elements. Inspired by her own experiences in the outdoors, her most recent projects explore and honor the healing intersection of Blackness, nature, and rest.
See more from Makerchamp on Instagram @makerchamp.
From paper cut to scarf, the transformation of this fern pattern from art to accessory is a sensually soft one printed on 100% silk habotai, made in a factory with OEKO-TEX certification for standardized and safe working conditions. The scarf measures 16×16″ so you can wear it as a bandana or tie as a scarf.
See more from Anna Brones on Instagram @annabrones.
“Gossamer” depicts an autumnal landscape interlaced with manmade structures. The structures draw from the natural world around it, with the shapes and colors of the terrain’s features mirrored in the constructed ones. The mountains in the background are the Ruby Peak area outside of Crested Butte, CO. This is an archival print of an original painting.
See more from Noelle Phares on Instagram @noellephares.
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