Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jane Mount's Ideal Bookshelf

We've loved the work of Jane Mount ever since one of our colleagues received this unique form of portraiture of his favorite books. Jane Mount loves painting people's favorite books and thinks you can learn a lot about a person by their grouped covers. She calls this ongoing project the Ideal Bookshelf. Jane paints these original gouache & ink book portraits in a variety of sizes: 6 x 9 {includes up to 8 books} for $90 + shipping, 8 x 10 {up to 16 books} $180 + shipping, 9 x 12 {up to 22 books} $250 + shipping, 10 x 14 {up to 28 books} $315 + shipping, and 12 x 18 {up to 34 books) $380 + shipping.

Sometimes the book portrait is a single theme illustrating a person's passion—like cooking or travel, or even typography.

Jane offers a gift package which is a certificate including requirements for her custom paintings. This is a great option if you want to give someone a painting of their favorite books but are not actually sure what their favorite books are! If you would like to commission Jane to paint your Ideal Bookshelf, click here.


  1. This is a fantastic gift idea! Love!

  2. Hi Jen... they really glow, these paintings. Jane LOVES doing them and you can see that! And, great gifts indeed. ; )


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