How to Decorate A Living Room: Try an Artistic Gallery Wall in Your Home


“A living room is a great space to embrace thoughtful disorder, such as through an artistic gallery wall, mix-and-match throw pillows, open storage baskets and fun furniture…”  From this Houzz story on How to Decorate A Living Room.

 

 

 

Let’s Play with the Concept of a Gallery Wall in your home…

 

 

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Left: Painting by Nancy Hillis.  Top right: Fine art print by Jan Kirstein and bottom right: Collage by Hildy Maze. To contact Hildy Maze or Nancy Hillis with further questions, just message me. For more information about the print by Jan Kirstein click here

 

 

Another Gallery Wall in your Home:

 

 

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Gallery wall includes painted panels on left, by Karen Jacobs, top right image is painting on paper by Lee Brewster and the bottom right is a fine art print by Jan Kirstein. For inquiries about the work on Lee Brewster and Karen Jacobs you can contact me on this website. Also I have stories on both of these artists on this blog as well. To find out more about the fine art print by me, click here.

 

Create a gallery wall in your home. If you would like help with this fun project, just email me at janiskirstein@gmail.com, or contact me on this website. I would love to hear from you and help you out with choosing your preferences.

 

 

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What It’s Like to Live in a Frank Loyd Wright House


Here is a story about one of my favorite architects along with some art suggestions that would work with the Prairie Style. 

 

 

 

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To find out more about this print by Jan Kirstein click here for types of prints available, mats, and frames.

 

 

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To find out more about this print by Jan Kirstein click here for types of prints available, mats, and frames.

 

 

IMG_3906To find out more about this print “The Shaman’s Journey” by Jan Kirstein click here for types of prints available, mats, and frames.

 

 

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To find out more about this print “Justice” by Jan Kirstein click here for types of prints available, mats, and frames.

 

 

 

 

 

And while you are looking at these  prints, you can tour all of Fine Art America’s website for many other artist’s works available, as well as additional works by Jan Kirstein. Just click here for more available on Fine Art America.

 

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for more information about this print.

 

Collector’s Choice: Shelley Davies


www.shelleydavies.co.uk


The artist

Shelley was born in east London, daughter to a jazz trumpeter and a tap-dancer. One of four sisters, she regularly skipped school to draw and paint in the local forest, understanding at an early age the relevance of both art and the great outdoors to her future life.

She studied for four years in London, at Camberwell School of Art, undertaking a painting commission for The London Palace Theatre while a student, and receiving a Crafts Council Graduate award in her first job as assistant designer/maker for John Hinchcliffe, carrying out design contracts for Saks New York, Selfridges and Habitat.

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Moving on to work as a designer and stylist for several West End companies, notably Courtaulds, Pomme and Christy’s, she began to develop her own practice as a designer/maker, working to commission and exhibiting across southern England.

Alongside her own creative practice, Shelley became involved in working with young people interested in the arts, co-ordinating an inspirational project in West Sussex involving music, writing and the visual arts, then moved on to working motivationally with adults.

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The arrival of children saw a change in direction, pure painting and drawing became more significant and in addition, experiments with clay began to take shape as a complement to the two-dimensional work.

Her work now reflects both the presence and absence of tranquility in her life – she experiments with the play of light and shade, the beauty of line and, through ceramics, the complexity of surface pattern, her subject matter extending from European urban and rural landscapes to still life and figure studies. Future work will see a move towards further unifying these eclectic influences.

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Now Shelley works from her two studios in Bristol, is a member of Jamaica Street Artists, North Bristol Artists and Bristol Fringe, has exhibited at the RWA and continues exhibiting as widely as family demands allow, showing work in London, France and the south-west of England.

She works increasingly to commission and also takes part in several community projects which provide her with the stimulus she required to continue enjoying and developing her work.

Some of her projects also include:

Lighting Up – Art for people suffering from people with Alzheimers, Bristol

Art in the Park – Annual Bristol children’s community art exhibition

Colston’s School Mosaic – a whole-school installation to celebrate the abolition of Bristol’s slave trade

Collector’s Choice: Nhi Ho Thi Xuan


http://nhi-hothixuan.pixels.com

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“I was born in Bien Hoa city and now I am living in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. I’m an architect. Most of the architecture in my photos are my design. I spend weekends doing photography, capturing landscapes, architecture, and flowers are my favorite. “

Nhi Ho Thi Xuan

 

 

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Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam

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I would like like to give sincere thanks to Nhi Ho Thi Xuan for sharing her art works with KIRSTEINFINEART in today’s art feature.

 

 

 

 

 

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Collector’s Choice: Jessica Jenney


 

 

 

http://www.jessicajenney.com

About Jessica Jenney

Jessica Jenney photographs the natural world with an emphasis on intimate landscapes with a romantic flair. The idyllic beauty of Jessica Jenney’s ethereal floral and landscape images transcends time and place. Jessica’s painterly treatment of her photographs creates tranquil and bucolic scenes reminiscent of the Romantic era painters.

In sharp contrast to her nature photography, her latest passion is capturing New York City and it’s architecture, in monochromatic tones and warm golden hues.

Her work is licensed with: PI Creative Art

Above, you see her photograph of the Flatiron Building with its distinctive triangular shape, designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and built in 1902. It was allowed it to fill the wedge-shaped property located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. The building was intended to serve as offices for the George A. Fuller Company, a major Chicago contracting firm. At 22 stories and 307 feet, the Flatiron was never the city’s tallest building, but always one of its most dramatic-looking, and its popularity with photographers and artists has made it an enduring symbol of New York for more than a century.

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Jessica Jenney’s black and white photographs of New York City’ s architecture present a haunting beauty of this grand city with all of its beautiful buildings and feats of engineering. In contrast, her floral photographs present bold to soft colored delicate petals and stamens, all with exquisite contrast, detail and texture. The unified vision of the artist remains constant throughout both groups of works through its implication of a Romantic perspective built upon the capture of grand movements, bold to subtle textures, dramatic perspectives and viewpoints and through the use of rich contrast. With her sensitive eye to detail, Jenny successfully and compellingly captures the heart and soul of the natural as well as the human-made world.

Janis Kirstein

 

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