As the time comes for journalists, bloggers and lifestyle influencers to put together their suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts with a difference, online art gallery, Art2Arts puts its best canvas forward. In preparation for 26th March, it highlights a range of beautiful yet affordable contemporary paintings for sale on its platform, perfect for adding interest to any gift guide this year.

Its suggestions don’t only come from expertise in the world of commercial yet original artwork. Michelle Gibbs, who has recently become a mother herself, leads the foremost art selling platform, combining business flair with her own experiences to offer up some beautiful art that is bound to make mums smile.

Michelle Gibbs, Director at Art2Arts expanded, “Many people assume that art is only a personal thing. However, it can make the most wonderful, thoughtful gift. With a good knowledge of their personality -which most daughters or sons will have – receiving a piece of artwork to suit their style can be a pleasant, heart-warming surprise that is cherished forever!”

First in its list of Mother’s Day gift suggestions is Pink Cat, by Aziz Anzabi, a small but bright piece featuring a lady and her pet cat, painted with acrylics.

“I’m sure there are many mums out there who are also ‘mothers’ to their adopted feline friends,” Michelle continued. “This painting will make their day! Rather than buying them cat-based memorabilia from the high street, choosing a related piece of original art is a much more personal way to show them you care.”

Other works such as Black Cat and Ginge by Alena Rumak would also make a fantastic present for any cat loving lady.

For something a little more classic and timeless, Humming Birds and Hibiscus by Jo Slater-Thomas fits the bill exactly. Using fresh colours and a soft, impressionistic style, this giclee print is striking enough to make a lasting impression, yet its use of white space means it will suit any room where it is hung.

Michelle advised, “Choosing a painting with a neutral background is a safe but effective option, meaning there is no room or person that such a painting wouldn’t suit!”

Finally, abstract art continues to be popular in the world of interiors, instantly adding interest to any environment. Featuring rich hues of purples and green, accented by gold leaf, Crystal Maze by Eunice Friend is bound to be well received by bold, colourful mothers across the county.