Well why don’t you check out some cool ways to hang art in your home?

One of my favorite ways to display art in a home is with an eclectic gallery wall. Begin by collecting a variety of work such as paintings, photographs, collages, etc….  If you like it and can afford it, then get it! My motto is big or small just get it on your wall. Arrange the work in a variety of frames and suddenly you have a little gallery in your home. 

Unfortunately if you are like me, a renter (I dream of the day of owning my own home just to hang art how I want to!), then drilling lots of holes in the wall is out of the question. The next best thing is leaning the art against a wall or in a window. This will allow a lot of freedom as well; you can easily change pieces around to suit your mood!
Another great way to display art is “off center”. Often you see work in the middle of a wall with chairs on either side, or a piece right in the middle of a mantle, but I think it is better to take advantage of the open space and allow the work to stand alone.
Lastly- attempt to display work in an awkward space, such as corners or above kitchen counter tops. Use it! Put small pieces that you love in those places. Turn the awkward and ordinary into extraordinary.
 Basically the rule though is there are no rules! Find a place in your home where you can enjoy it.
Images found on Pinterest or Domaine Home

Well, why don’t you look at the face of portraiture

This week I’ve been lucky enough to feature in Saatchi’s curated collection ‘The Face of Portraiture’.   Saatchi is one of the largest online galleries supporting artists around the world, so a great platform for getting your artwork seen by real art lovers.  The ‘Face of Portraiture’ is curated by Rebecca Wilson, the Director of Saatchi UK and has a wealth of experience of curating gallery walls and magazine pages.  She puts together an online collection every week.  This weeks can be found here

Hannah Adamaszek

Oscar Sancho Nin

Susanne Forestieri

Lou Ros

Giuseppe Lo Schiavo

 

Well, why don’t you hang in the kitchen?

The kitchen is one of those places that I used to find it difficult to hang art in, but now my kitchen has more art than any other room in the house.   Quite often a splash of colour or a hint of pattern make something otherwise quite clinical feel more homely.  The artwork doesn’t need to be hanging on the wall, I choose to stand mine on shelves, or lean them against the wall.  Prints are the perfect option if you are worried about damaging the artwork with any fumes created when cooking, the frames will protect and preserve.  Imagine these kitchens without the artwork, I know which I’d prefer

Well why don’t you get framed?

Its always difficult as an artist to pick a frame when we don’t know where the picture is going to live.  I’ve been a big fan of plain white box frames, they are simple and understated and give the picture a chance to breathe under that glass.  I’ve been looking for some old reclaimed vintage frames and may start framing a few pictures in those.  Here are a few different examples of framing for your home.   I find it be to match the frame with the picture and surprisingly the rest of the room pulls together

You don’t have to be conventional, I love this framing by Hannah Lemholt

Plain black nice an chic

Vintage painted white is my personal favourite

 

 

Well, why don’t you go wild?

Whilst checking out Pinterest lately, I’ve noticed a lot of earthy toned paintings of animals.  I’m a big fan of the big outdoors, what a better way to bring the outside by hanging one of these beauties on your wall.   Animals have been a big part of art starting out as early as cave paintings.  I love the raw texture and colours on these, and they still have that primitive vibe that makes them feel wild

Anne Siems

Hung Liu