Friday Favorites: Affordable Art

Friday, January 18, 2013

 
In conjunction with Gail's post last week, I'd like to talk a little about incorporating art into your home or personal space. When it comes to artistic talent (drawing, painting, and sculpture) my sister was blessed with incredible creative talent  I, however, am simply an art appreciator. In college I worked for the artist Nancy Crookston and enjoyed watching her creative process. Her warm portrayal of landscapes and people were my first introduction to a style that moved me. (One of her prints is framed and hangs in my mother's front room.) Collecting art doesn't have to be expensive. In recent years, I've started collecting small pieces of art when I travel. Not only can I reflect where I was when I bought the piece, but the art becomes a sort of visual storytelling that can spark conversations and makes me happy. Last year I purchased art for our newlywed home from some of the artists featured here. Happily, all of the pieces ended up being more vivid in person than online. Here are just a few of my favorite artists that inspire me to create a more inviting space in my own home. Have you purchased original art? Are there any artists you'd add to this list? 
  
 
 

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