As I mentioned in a previous post, I bought my wife an easel when we were dating as a way to support her artistic drive. Once she started her studio I wanted to do it again. One thing to consider is the size you are wanting. Initially when I had bought Jessica an easel it was small and was limited in what it be could be used for. When I bought her an easel recently however I went big. I wanted to get the largest easel I could to not limit the size of the canvas. The bigger easel is great because it not only allows for large art to be done but it always works for smaller art pieces as well. We bought ours at the local Hobby Lobby and is has been a great addition to the studio. It also works great for displaying art!