If you love the sea and are intertested in beginning a collection of some kind in a related area, check out the Jim Shore lighthouses selection of art. Offering quality products, each one is hand painted with its own unique style and beauty. You can choose from beautful to whimsical and each one is affordable for almost any budget. Made of stone resin, they are durable and made to last well into the next generation of children who will carry on a similar love.
jim shore lighthouse
Jim Shore lighthouses decorate any room with style and color. They are a wonderful table top decoration and will delight anyone viewing them for the first time and each time they visit. Make it a focal point in your livingroom and base your colors and theme around this little beauty for a lifetime of happiness.
Jim Shore is a very popular American artist who creates soft furnishings, sculptures and home accessories. Most of these accessories are brightly colored and painted in the folk art style and they are very popular with collectors all over the world. Along with folk art, Jim Shore also combines different styles of artwork into his sculptures. They also include styles like rosemaling, stained glass painting, appliqué, tole painting, and quilting patterns on the sculptures and the home accessories.
Jim Shore was brought up in a family with women who loved to quilt. Many of his memories include people either quilting, or enjoying quilts. Because of this, Shore has incorporated quilts into all of his sculptures. Amongst these sculptures are his very popular lighthouses.
The first thing Shore does when creating a new decorative collectible is to draw and paint the item he wants to make. He then sets about sculpting the piece. Once he is totally sure the piece is exactly what he wants, he has molds created that replicate his piece. They then make the items, and finish them by hand painting every one of them. This makes each item uniquely different.
Each Jim Shore Lighthouse is based on a theme and you will be able to find fun and whimsical lighthouses or authentic reproductions of real-time local lighthouses in his sculpture range. The models are made from poly resin and small differences in the paint and decoration pattern are common as they are hand painted.
We particularly love the models that are fully functional with a light on the top of the lighthouse. The lights are usually controlled with a switch on the bottom of the sculpture, but you will also be able to find a solar powered version.
Some of the Jim Shore Lighthouses have the lighthouse on a piece of land, which gives you the feel of what the actual lighthouse looks like. You can see the ocean’s waves at the base of the figure, with plenty of Shore’s quilt patterns adding vibrant colors to the pieces. Other lighthouse collectibles are just of the actual lighthouses. Jim Shore’s Heartwood Creek lighthouses also include dioramas that have three dimensional scenes right inside of the lighthouse.