If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love supporting artists. Why buy a print from a box store when you can own an original one-of-a kind piece of art? And trust me, it doesn't have to be expensive to buy original art, especially from up-and-coming artists.
I love Ann Gruchy’s work. She creates both serene watercolours and beautifully vibrant pieces. When I saw this painting at the Ottawa Art Expo a few weeks ago, there was really no other option but for me to buy it :-)
And pretty much the same thing in the case of this painting by Tracy Armstrong, who was at the Handmade Harvest Craft Show in Almonte this past weekend. Do you see a purple/turquoise/green theme here? :-)
I was bidding on a dragonfly painting in an online auction a couple of months ago, but lost out at the last minute. So I contacted the artist, Sheri Lynn Belisle, and asked her if she could create another dragonfly painting for me. She said yes, and created this beautiful painting of a dragonfly & bull rushes.
It occurs to me now that I totally forgot to blog about our trip to Nova Scotia back in September! How did I do that?! Anyway, we were in Nova Scotia in September and I bought some lovely little prints by Leslie Snidal at the La Have Craft Co-op.
Now to find spots on the walls for all this art! I’m thinking I may put together a floor to ceiling gallery wall in the bedroom.
Image via Greige Design
Although maybe there’s a limit to how many gallery walls one house should have? What do you think?