Choosing art for our homes...it can be daunting, right? It can be intimidating going to galleries and buying art directly from artists. I think sometimes people feel they don’t know much about art and so just buy generic prints from mass-produced online print sellers, which is a real shame in my opinion. There is so much wonderful art out there, and talented artists and photographers to discover.
I’ve got an art school background, and even I have that feeling sometimes. Well there’s no need to feel intimidated; at the end of the day, choosing art should just be a gut feeling, something that resonates and ‘speaks’ to you, or simply something you like the look of that will look great in your home and suit your personal style.
I have gathered an eclectic mix of art, prints, illustrations and photographs. To me, art is something personal and I don’t want to have prints on my wall that everyone else has - generic art doesn’t float my boat. To me, it is about evoking a memory of a trip to a special place.
I love visiting galleries and markets when I'm abroad, and I always bring prints or art pieces back. I cherish mementoes from a friend or a family member who has created something special for me. It could be a vintage piece found in a dusty junk shop that evokes a bygone time or feeling. Or simply a piece of art that stops me in my tracks and will create a stunning focal point in my interior space.
If you are interested in building an art collection or even just buying a special, one-off piece, heading into a gallery such as Castle Fine Art is a great place to start . In each branch, they have a skilled, knowledgeable and friendly team of art consultants who can guide you through the process, introducing you to art that you maybe wouldn’t have considered and opening your eyes to new and exciting artists.
A special piece deserves to be framed beautifully. A gallery can also guide you through framing options and the differences in finishes.
Featured art: 'Calm' by Richard Rowan, £3,950.
We asked Theresa to browse our extensive selection of original and limited edition art to select the pieces that resonated most with her. She told us: "My favourite works include: 'Calm', a cloudy skyscape by Richard Rowan; the detailed drawing 'Wearing The Ring' by the comedian Billy Connolly; the circular Pop Art 'Modern Simplicity (White) 3' wall sculpture by the Bisaillon Brothers; and the punk rock mixed media artwork 'Queen in Residence' by Illuminati Neon."
14/09/2021Featured by ITV News and The Times newspaper, the wildlife photographer's new hardback book is accompanied by four beautiful prints of a flamingo, zebra, lion and elephant. Framed in a sustainable wood, these elegant artworks definitely make a statement.
08/01/2022Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, graduation, new home or simply saying thank-you, art can be an incredibly special and affordable gift. If you're not sure where to start, this handy guide will help you to choose something unforgettable.
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