Thistle Fine Art was conceived in January 2000 as an Internet gallery to showcase a personal collection that had grown to several hundred paintings, watercolors and prints over a period of more than thirty years. It was no longer possible to enjoy the collection on a routine basis and many items were relegated to semi-permanent storage. The timing was right, also, to begin selling the collection - while still purchasing judiciously. The goal was to continue collecting while offering most of the collection for sale. Buying major works by minor artists and minor works by major artists has provided much personal pleasure and permits the sale of beautiful art at very modest prices. The objective has been to serve a diverse clientele by offering a kaleidoscope of subjects and styles, periods and schools with special emphasis on works of English and Scottish origin, from the period 1850 to 1950. Now, the time is right to dispose of most of the collection by offering special value RED TAG sales here and to increase our listings on - enabling us to advertise our great values to a world wide audience!
Buying art is not always about collecting, however! A painting can transform a room, so we should acknowledge its decorative value and appeal. Nothing adds more character and interest to a room - often at a cost far below other room furnishings! Whether you're searching for just the right accent for a corner or an object that will be the focal point for a room, we may be able to help.
The majority of the collection is priced below $1000, with a few quality items always available for as little as $100. Since opening the gallery, several hundred objects of art have been shipped to clients throughout the United States and to more than a dozen other countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
If you live near enough, you are cordially invited to visit! Most of the inventory is in storage, so please provide a few days advance notice to insure the items you want to see are available. Every painting is listed and can be reviewed in the Artists Inventory, and most listings include one or more digital images. Additional images are available upon request.
Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to acquaint yourself with the gallery, and please come back again! Updates, including special prices appear on a regular basis, and new items are listed from time to time. The best way to stay in touch with new inventory is to bookmark http://thistlefineart.com/Artists.
B. L. Lowe, Owner/Director