Pictured here to the left is our new for Holiday, Home To Roost Santa Sculpture. Available for $69.95, this item will ship FREE to customers. This Santa decorative makes a great gift for the Santa collector or fan of artist Jim Shore. Inspired by Nordic prints and old world quilting patterns, Santa appears cheerful to provide a home for friendly birds of all variety, as beautiful birdhouses decorate the bottom of his red coat. This is a whimsical sculpture paying tribute to bird lovers, and therefore makes an ideal gift idea this holiday season for the avian enthusiast as well. Crafted of polyresin with 40% stone power to increase its durability, you can easily display this Christmas decorative on a mantle or side table of your home.
About the Artist Jim Shore
Known world wide for his folk art collectibles seen in numerous retail locations, his number one status as an artist brand on the QVC shopping network, and his work with Disney (Disney Traditions by Jim Shore). Growing up in rural South Carolina, Jim having artistic parents, was introduced to a love for all things Americana and family tradition. His grandmother was actually a master quilter and from these inspiring family members, grew an understanding for patience when creating his works of art. Though despite this artistic passion, Jim actually went on to study engineering and earned a degree in business in order to make a living. In his spare time however, Mr. Shore practiced his sculpting and painting skills, dreaming of the day when the artist inside him could prevail.
“Art is something I’ve done all my life. It’s what I’ve always loved and the only thing I ever wanted to do. But making a living as an artist isn’t easy. There are thousands of very talented people out there that never got the chance to show what they can do. I’ve been lucky. Not only do I get to do what I love, I get to share it with people around the world. I’ve been given a tremendous gift and I thank God for it every day,” says Jim. After a rocky start in the art and licensing world, he eventually began his own business: Designs Americana. From there his art was out in the marketplace, waiting for the right people to notice…and they did. Partnering with Enesco, (a leader in marketing gifts, decorative accessories and collectibles), Jim was able to have the support he needed to share his talent with the world.
You may be familiar with Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore, one of his more recent lines that features the notable angel and Santa collectibles. Drawing inspiration from his roots, old world decorative techniques, American folk art and unique patch-work quilt patterns from all cultures, his handcrafted style has become most recognizable. In addition to sculpting and painting, he has also perfected the trades of gold-smithing, wood carving, staining glass, and stone sculpting. Today, this self-taught artist looks forward to creating new formats that complement his existing brand and seeking exciting opportunities that meet his high quality of standards in art creation.