The Value of Having Art in Your Home
For a while I’ve been thinking that I should write a series of posts for my blog about artwork in your home, and how art can have a profound and tangible impact on your life. I should know, as an artist, art and creating art has always been one of the guiding lights in my life. While others may not be as totally absorbed by art as I am, from the many messages I’ve received from people who have purchased my art, turns out you don’t have to be an artist to love art.
I have lots of art hanging on all my walls and I’m always changing them around. I change frames, hang them in different groupings, change rooms, change seasons. I’m always poking around at my pictures. Each time I mix it up I’m amazed at how different my rooms can look depending on what I’ve put on the walls. My husband’s surprised face when he walks in the room is always fun too.
Art has a definite power to change your everyday life not only visually but emotionally too.
The objects that you surround yourself with essentially create your world, your world forms your mood, your mood forms your outlook on life. A happy person sees the world much differently than a mad or sad person. You can imagine that looking out your window at a lovely coastal scene would be much more uplifting than looking at a solid brick wall.
Would you rather spend time in the room with the art or the one without?
I think we can all agree the room with art seems more homey, with a cozy, friendly, vibe.
Maybe you’ve already been wanting something uplifting for your living-room wall, but what?
Most people don’t have the luxury of spending all day thinking about art. As a result, art, and how to acquire art, can sometimes seem confusing....
-Where should I get it from?
-What size should I get.
-How should I hang it.
-How much should I spend?
-What type of imagery would work in my space?
-What do I like?
-What don’t I like?
-Maybe you imagine people coming into your home will think the art you picked is weird or uncultured?
So far I have been talking about the why of art. Why you should surround yourself with artwork? How art can add value to your life. How simply looking at something everyday that brings you joy can make you a happier person.
In this blog series I hope to address some of the questions and misconceptions that may be holding you back from fully enjoying the beauty you can create in your own living space.
You’ll notice that the artwork shown in these examples are images I’ve created. The reasons are twofold, first I don’t want any copyright issues by using art by another artist. Second, I created this art and love it, and I hope you will too. I focus on making art that is full of bright colors with lots of different landscape views, perfect when you want something cheerful and happy to look at.
I know from the wonderful feedback I’ve been receiving from people who own my images that the artwork I've created IS making them happy.
Here are just some of the hundreds of reviews I’ve received in my shops....
****CHARMING, WHIMSICAL, BEAUTIFULLY PAINTED. THE COLORS ARE SPECTACULAR. I FEEL INSTANTLY TRANSPORTED TO THE BEACH.
****Happiness captured! Wonderful piece... Incredible colors and sense of warm. Thank you so much!
*****Love this too - a day brightener and a source of peace in my life...
*****So lovely - hanging in my office sending me peaceful vibes all day. So happy!_______________________________________
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Hopefully you found some of my thoughts on the value of art in your home useful, in the next blog post I'll go into more detail about the placement of art in your home.