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13 incredible prints by Canadian artists for all your gifting needs

Eye-catching illustrations, the coolest collage art and more pretty picks from some of the country’s finest homegrown talent.

Eye-catching illustrations, the coolest collage art and more pretty picks from homegrown talent

(Art by LeeAndra Cianci)

This article was originally published November 30, 2017 and was updated November 26, 2019.

Art prints are one of the easiest ways to inject some oomph to any space, which is precisely why they make such excellent gifts. Even the most astute art collectors seem to have that one wall they don't know what to do with, and swooping in with the perfect pick that fits their personal style will make you a hero akin to Santa Claus. Most prints these days are customizable in terms of size and frame too, so finding one that fits your budget and your giftee's aesthetic won't take the entire month of December. To help make shopping even easier, we rounded up some of the prettiest paintings, coolest collage art and most eye-catching illustrations, and what makes this roundup extra-special, is that these are all creations of Canadian artists all across the country. So while you're gifting to all your friends and fam, you can give back to some of the country's finest homegrown talent — is there anything better?

Toronto-based artist Nicole Moss is known for her helplessly cool collage art, and this bold, Old Hollywood-inspired piece is no exception. Pick it up in print form in a wide range of sizes, on canvas or even on a cozy throw pillow.

Lost In Reverie by Nicole Moss, from $24.99 (on sale for $17.49), society6.com

Captivating yet understated enough to jive with just about any design style, this gorgeous giclée art print from Edmonton artist Ashley Mackenzie will catch the gaze of anyone who walks past.

Destroyer by Ashley Mackenzie, from $15, inprnt.com

Gift a little piece of Canada's serene beauty to anyone on your list with these stunning takes on classic travel posters from Ontario's Cameron Stevens. There's one for each of our country's national and provincial parks, so you can opt for anywhere that holds a special place in your recipient's heart.

Bon Echo Provincial Park by Cameron Stevens, from $31.99 (on sale for $22.39), society6.com

If you're shopping with a slightly more sizeable budget, this breathtaking, limited edition print from B.C.-born artist Ramona Nordal is a natural choice for anyone whose walls could use a vibrant splash of colour.   

Hungry Flowers Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Ramona Nordal, $250, ramonanordal.com

Perfectly playful with a real storybook feel, this killer whale portrait from illustrator Terry Fan is a go-to for any kiddos or animal lovers you might be buying for.

The Whale — Vintage by Terry Fan, from $22.99 (on sale for $16.09), society6.com

Newfoundland's finest wildflowers light up this pretty piece from East Coast painter Sarah Jean Duggan. Her Etsy store boasts a completely unique print for each province, so you should probably pick one up for all the floral fanatics in your life.

Newfoundland Wildflower Provincial Map by Sarah Jean Duggan, $25, etsy.ca

Eye-catching and graphic, this limited edition 1983 print from Indigenous artist Phil Janzé is an ideal choice for any art lover with an eye for abstract.

Halibut Fisherman by Phil Janzé, $150, lattimergallery.com

Delicately sketched and infused with bright hues, this hand-drawn beauty from Halifax native Emma Fitzgerald pays homage to gay rights activist Raymond Taavel. It reps the YHZ proudly without seeming like it's straight out of a travel catalogue, meaning your giftee doesn't have to be an East Coaster to hang it on their walls.

Love Is Everything Print by Emma Fitzgerald, $25, inkwellboutique.ca

Carrying the spirit of the season without screaming 'Christmas', this joyful metal print from Montreal-based illustrator Emilie Leduc can double as holiday decor, but we have a feeling that your lucky recipient will want to keep it up year-round.

A Partridge In Pear Tree by Emilie Leduc, from $61.99 (on sale for $43.39), society6.com

Cree artist Patrick Logan brings magic to a tiny island off Jasper National Park in this beautiful limited edition print that's perfect for that homesick Albertan.

Spirit Island by Patrick Logan, $150, cedarhilllonghouse.ca

This minimalist, monochrome wonder from LeeAndra Cianci is a must-gift for the coolest gal pal you've got. Not only is it available in tons of different sizes, you can get it printed on just about anything, from tote bags to t-shirts.

Girls in the Ocean by LeeAndra Cianci, from $20.99 (on sale for $14.69), society6.com

Another great pick for the little ones on your list (or any expecting parents), this colourful, creature-packed print from Toronto's Carolyn Gavin delivers on whimsy and comes printed on recycled stock, too.

A-Z of Forest Friends by Carolyn Gavin, $35, etsy.ca

Marc John's delightful drawings seem to always capture how we're feeling inside and this one, cheekily titled 'Holding It All Together', is no exception. Ideal for an office space, it's sure to make that eternal multitasker you know smile.

Holding It All Together by Marc Johns, from $24.99 (on sale for $17.49), society6.com

 

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