Last week I received an email from Diana Grappasonno (the Bobo Junket™ artist) introducing herself to me and telling me a bit about the wedding paintings she creates. Her painting style is very unique and is categorized as representational, stylized, and sort of folk-artsy. Diana doesn't paint realistically - but I think that's what adds to the charm of her wedding paintings.
Diana's wedding paintings are wonderful as a gift for your spouse, as an anniversary gift, or instead of a kitchen item for the newlyweds, why not give the bride and groom a gift that will last a lifetime? Diana says it best, "a gift of art is an investment and will bring you years of enjoyment (instead of a single day)".
She is currently offering a commissioned wedding painting package for $695. It includes a personalized 22x28 inch contemporary representational / folk-artsy, acrylic and mixed media painting on a 3/4 inch thick gallery-wrapped canvas in a location or theme of your choice.
If the price is a bit steep for a wedding gift, why not go in with a few other family members or friends on the purchase? If choosing to use one of the online wedding registries available - you can easily add one of Diana's personalized wedding paintings to your registry list - gift givers can then make a partial contribution towards the total cost of the painting. Felicite.com is one such online registry site that has the great feature to share the cost of expensive gifts.