Christmas Shopping: The art of giving

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This year, why not buy your nearest and dearest a work of art? After all, the Saatchis don't have the monopoly - and as the selection below demonstrates, you don't need millions to buy an original piece

Above 'Mellowtron II' (detail) by Fabio de Almeida (mixed media, 38x51cms), pounds 200.

Contact Sun & Doves Gallery, 61 Coldharbour Lane, London SE5 (0171 924 9950)

Right 'Egg' by Amanda Webster (oil and acrylic on canvas, 23x30.5cms), pounds 120. Contact as above

Centre 'Untitled 20' by Ranpal Gill (oil on canvas, 25x50.5cm), pounds 95. Contact the artist (0181 579 6325)

Right 'Little Vera', one of an edition of 10, by Tania Kovats (plastic and flocking, 27x33x6.5cm), pounds 528.75. Contact Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Rd, London NW3 (0171 435 5224)

Above 'Dovecot, Seville' by Christine Woodside (mixed media, 120x90cm), pounds 1,800.

Contact Ainscough Contemporary Art, Drayton Gardens, London SW10 (0171 341 9442)

Left 'Sea Dream 2' by David Brooke (acrylic on canvas, 46x61cm), pounds 400. Contact Mabon Fine Art Gallery, 27a Market St, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 7LL (01460 77177)

Above 'Number 72 by Night' by Miles Thistlethwaite (watercolour, 56x42cm), pounds 600. Contact the artist (0171 485 5761)

Right 'Quiet Beach, Eigg and Rhum' by Charles Simpson (oil on canvas, 63x93cm), pounds 2,100. Contact Ainscough Contemporary Art (0171 341 9442)

Above 'Hammeraction' by Aron McCartney (glass and wood, life-size), pounds 180.

Contact The Foundry, Central St Martins, Southampton Row, London WC1 (0171 514 7057)

Right 'Rude Apple' by Aron McCartney (patinated bronze, life-size), pounds 180. Contact as above

Right 'Web Page 5'

by Rosy Maguire (photograph, 60x80cm), pounds 150. Contact the artist (01703 319366)

Left '(One Wheel on my) Monochromobile', one of an edition of 20, by David Bachelor (metal, perspex and paint, 20x24x21cm), pounds 234.87.

Contact Camden Arts Centre Arkwright Rd, London NW3 (0171 435 5224)

Left 'The Cyclist' by Kalliopi Christos Lemos (print from wood- cut on hand-made Japanese paper, 103x92cm), pounds 500. Contact the artist (0171 794 3453)

Centre 'California' by Ashley Hanson (oil on canvas, 213x183cm), pounds 2,500.

Contact Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 (0171 450 9226)

Above 'San Diego' by Ashley Hanson (oil on canvas, 74x183cm), pounds 1,600. Contact Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 (0171 450 9226)

Right and far right 'Poured Skoda No1' and 'Poured Volkswagen No3' by Richard Woods (photograph, canvas and enamel, 1.5x1.2m), pounds 3,500 each. Contact Hales Gallery, 70 Deptford High Street, London SE8 (0181 694 1194)

'Sun Blast 1998' by Terry Frost

(acrylic on canvas, 30x30cm), pounds 1,500.

Contact Flowers East, 199-205 Richmond Rd, London E8

(0181 985 3333)

Left 'Lifting from the Ground 1' by Gaby Kienle (cast lead crystal, 24x42x7cm), pounds 320. Contact the artist (0961 103966)

Below '354 Abstract with Red Circles' by Andrew Johnstone (mixed media, 50x81.5cm), pounds 2,900. Contact Gordon Hepworth Fine Art, Hayne Farm, Newton St Cyres, Devon EX5 5DE (01392 851351)

At the time of going to press, the information on these pages is correct, but on publication, there is no guarantee that these works will still be available