I've been looking for some fresh and inexpensive prints for our Montessori nursery. I love having low hanging prints for the young child to be able to look at and focus on.
Artwork by siblings, cards or postcards, photographs, images from calendars or even old books are all inexpensive ideas. One of my favourite framed prints (which is currently in the nursery) is a small painted farm scene I found at a garage sale. Small prints can be used around the child's work areas including in the care of self or dressing area, above work/low shelves, near the weaning or snack table, in their kitchen areas! Today I'm sharing some fresh ideas I've found from some of my favourite illustrators.
1. Phoebe Wahl - Neighborhood Print (above) - Phoebe's artwork is so whimsical and comforting. I also really love this kitchen scene. It's so sweet!2. Prints by Nikki McClure. Nikki McClure is an amazing paper cut artist. Last night I ordered some of her notecards which I hope to arrange collage style on the wall. I like the boldness and the contrast that will be appealing to the infant's eye. I also love her book Apple which we have in our book basket.
3. Sarah Laidlaw's work is gorgeous! We have a set of her cards and they are so lovely. I've often used the rainbow print (above top left) in a frame. Perhaps better known in the Waldorf (Steiner) community her paintings are dreamy and warm! Her artwork is affordable and comes in a range of posters and cards.
4. You may not know her name but I am sure you know her work. Katie Scott is the illustrator behind Animalium and Botanicum. Katie stocks hand signed, digital prints direct or for more affordable options I love the Botanicum and Animalium Postcards and the Animalium Poster Series. I love how these are so scientific and old-world like.
5. Bits of Intelligence Cards. There are 41 sets in this series. The Natural History Cards are my favourite, we have the insect sets which are what you can see in this post here. The objects are illustrated in detail on a white background and there is a list of facts on the reverse side. I love the impact these make in a child's space!
Do you have any favourite illustrators? If you are interested in artwork or posters perhaps for older children I have listed some of my favourite educational prints here.