Here are some beautiful pieces of art to start your weekend off right. I have recently became familiar with the works created by Zaria Forman through Pinterest and Tumblr. I am blown away by her ability to capture vast landscapes in such incredible detail. Breathtaking!
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.
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
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
Valentines is slowly approaching, I’ve been looking for a print and have been hinting at any of these lovely lips I’ve found online. Very simple but with a big impact, any of these will fit perfectly into one of my gallery walls at home. Its a little more personal that chocolate and will be around for years to come.
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
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