Yes, you can buy art at Pier one or any other department store but it's an art piece that everyone else has. It's basic, dull, boring and painted with no emotion. When you buy original art from an Artist its' original, real, full of emotions and raw. It's one of a kind! The artist spent hours creating, contemplating what to create and put on canvas. There art are pieces of feelings that have manifested onto a white canvas. You are buying something real not something that is mass produced. Buy original art!