Thursday, June 16, 2016
Interior Inspiration: 6 Beautiful Pieces of Abstract Art For Your Home
I recently discovered the beautiful, original art on FineArtSeen - an online art gallery - and have spent nearly all my free time browsing different artists' work and styles. Today, I'm sharing with you my top picks of abstract artwork I've been contemplating for our blank walls.
Since we bought our first house in London last year, John and I have been searching for that perfect piece of original art for our home. I want to invest in a piece of art that I love; not because it matches my sofa. A piece that makes me smile or think or yearn or remember.
We've visited Christie's and art fairs, but nothing has really "spoken" to us - yet. Art is so personal. It's one of the first things I notice when I walk into a hotel room or a friend's house. Is it a landscape? Abstract? Bright? Calm? Avant-garde? Have they chosen a typography print? A Star Wars poster? A framed quote? Is it modern? What media? Oil? Screenprint? Watercolor? I'm fascinated by the decision to choose a particular piece as much as I am about the artwork itself.
Here are my favorites so far from FineArtSeen, and I'm telling you why:
Birds XXXIV, along with XLII (above), are two beautiful watercolors by artist Maria Iciak. I love the calm, barely perceptible figures of the birds swooping and think that these two paintings would make excellent focal points for the master bedroom or living room.
The bright colors and textures of Circus 1 by German artist Daniela Schweinsberg are really exciting and fun. I love the oversized statement that Daniela's paintings make and am considering this one for our dining room.
I tend to gravitate towards blues, greys and greens when I think of art for our home. I think it's because we have so many bright white and barely-there-blue walls, and these cool-toned colors offer a lovely contrast, without being too jarring. This acrylic painting by Lorraine Tuck entitled, And some days were perfect (love that name!), is no exception to my blue/grey/green tendencies.
And how unique is this vibrant-hued, oblong acrylic painting by Valerie Erichsen Thomson? It's called Lightfall and I can think of at least a dozen different places for it in our house. Its narrowness lends itself perfectly to unexpected spots in our hallways, stairwells, and landings.
Finally, Subtle Reflections by Omar Obaid is modern and powerful - it reminds of rain-streaked glass as viewed from within in the Pacific Northwest (where I'm from) or even a window in London!
All of the pieces I've featured above are surprisingly affordable for being original artwork (trust me, I've been to art fairs billed to be "affordable" when they are anything but!) and I can't wait to pick something out with John. Click on the link in each title to find out more about pricing and the artists themselves - I love reading about their inspirations and processes!
What do you think? Would you hang any of these pieces in your home, or are you more of a photography fan, or a bit of both?
This post was sponsored by FineArtSeen, an online gallery that features beautiful, original artwork by artists from around the world. All opinions are my own. Photographs © FineArtSeen Ltd