Thistle Fine Art was conceived in January 2000 as an Internet gallery to showcase a personal collection that had grown over a period of more than thirty years to several hundred paintings, watercolors and original prints. It was no longer possible to enjoy the entire collection on a regular basis and many items were relagated to semi-permanent storage. With retirement, the timing was right to begin selling the collection - while still purchasing judiciously. The goal was to continue the joy of collecting while offering most of the art for sale. Financial contraints necessitated a focus on minor works by major artists and works of greater signifance (or size) by more obscure artists. This strategy has provided much personal pleasure and, now, permits us to sell beautiful art at very modest prices. We aim 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.
Buying art is not only about collecting! 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 our art is priced below $1000, with a few quality items always available under $100. We have shipped several hundred objects of art to clients in most states and more than a dozen countries.
If you live near enough to visit, we extend a cordial invitation! Most of our inventory is in storage, so we do ask that you provide sufficient advance notice to insure the items you want to see are available. Most listings include one or more digital images. Additional images are available upon request.
Thank you for viewing our gallery, and please come back again! Bookmark our index,http://thistlefineart.com/Artists and check back regularly to view current listings. No attempt has been made to represent every item, so new listings.are added, from time to time, to maintain a varied and interesting collection.