Each piece of art at home tells the story of who you are, where you’ve been or what you are interested in. Recently, I walked through the front door of a new client. I was instantly drawn to her amazing artwork. Displayed were various mediums of artwork in the home. Immediately, I had some idea of the personalities living in the home. What I didn’t know is the story behind each art at home. Included were sculptures of art, watercolor paintings but mostly oil paintings. Although they were all unique, they seemed to blend so nicely with each other and the rest of the decor in the home. Decorating your Connecticut home with artwork is one aspect of making sure your personality is reflected in the home. What does your art at home tell about you?
What better way to have an amazingly talented artist Stewart Anstead, guest blog and talk about artwork and his experiences. Thank you so much Stewart for contributing your insight from an artists perspective.
What Is Your Personality?
What is your style? Are you drawn to simplicity of shape, form, color, and texture in your interiors? Do you see your ideal living spaces as a peaceful place for calm reflection or is it a place to kick your shoes off and invite friends over to shoot some pool?
Whatever you decide on the look and feel, you are breathing life into a 3-dimensional space to express an aspect of who you are. As you know, the process in creating these spaces can be a personal experience. After all, it is your space.
Interior designers are artists that help you in your art storytelling. I’m an artist who paints pictures and works with your designer to assist you in the process of story.
Who You Know – Where You’ve Been – What You Love
The photo above is of a couple who purchased this piece because they liked the reds of the abstract maple trees. Plus, they live among the maples of the Rocky Mountains, so it brings a little piece of the outside into their home.
The above photo is of a larger piece and its installation in the home. They buyers wanted to emphasize their love of trees (their home was located in Park City) and also have the punch of yellows and reds that enhanced their entry.
An Interesting Story
The photo above shows me with buyers of a garden piece. They bought the piece from a street sale, unaware that the painting had been stolen! They liked this piece and looked me up online to do another piece. The original theft occurred while the piece was on display at a business. It was the subject of an online news story. Fortunately, the buyers were honest folks and contacted me to let me know they had it. I gave them another smaller piece to thank them for their help. The story was picked up by a local tv network. Now, THERE’S a story to tell!
The point here, is that these art buyers will always be able use their art acquisitions to tell about the places they have come to love and even the relationships that were formed in the process.
When you and your interior designer add artwork to your beautiful spaces, consider the ways you might make it a deeper personal expression of the places you’ve been, and a reminder of the people and the places that you love. It’s a story you’ll want to tell again and again.
Thank you so much Stewart for your knowledge and insight of how artwork brings home decor to life with inspiration and personality.
Guest Blog by Artist Stewart Anstead
Stewart creates acrylic paintings featuring landscapes and abstracts, as well as mixed media work. He paints subjects that appeal to him and loves helping art collectors tell their own stories through art. He enjoys experimenting with new methods of artistic expression and also connecting with people who love art through social media. His studio is in Utah.
Check out his work at his blog here: http://stewartansteadart.blogspot.com Connect to Stewart via Twitter: @s2anstead
Art is a very personal thing, what might inspire you may not someone else but that is the great thing about it. It tells the story about who you are. All About Interiors assist you in carefully choosing the perfect piece for your home. Contact us today.