April 27th, 2020

Can you spy all of four of the works from Gallery MAR artists in this Photoshopped image? Scroll down to the end of the blog to learn more about each piece.

By Veronica Vale

While social distancing and quarantines are not quite what we had in mind for these roaring ’20s, it is uplifting to see how kind, respectful, and supportive our fellow humans have been to each other through everything. We thank you for staying home and acting responsibly, keeping your loved ones and ours safer and healthier.

So as much as we would love to greet you in person and show off our artists’ latest and greatest, we’re happy to do our part and keep our distance. But just because we can’t see you in person, doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to help you find something you’ll love. After all, so long as we’re all stuck inside, we might as well make our homes as happy and as peaceful a place as can be. With this in mind, we’ve decided to have a little fun with Photoshop this week and create a few inspiration images we think you’ll love, along with how to achieve these looks with fresh springtime artwork from Gallery MAR.


Now, Picture This:

Hunt Slonem‘s bunny painting “Spring” is the bright, cheery pop of color we’ve been craving this season.

Which odd nooks and crannies in your home could use a little extra love? If all your big walls are perfectly full, it’s time to start thinking about those neglected spaces in your home. A simple space like this can be elevated to the next level with a beautiful work of art. In this aptly titled work, “Spring,” Hunt Slonem‘s traditional frame brings a subtle hint of sophistication to his energetic work. A Gallery MAR yellow accent pillow completes the vignette.

Get with the Picture: 

Hunt Slonem, “Spring,” oil, 25″ x 20″


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Matt Flint‘s mixed media work creates a sense of serenity in this bedroom scene. See if you can spot two other Gallery MAR artworks before scrolling down for spoilers.

Don’t be afraid to venture out of your painting-shape comfort zone. Nontraditional canvases can offer a fresh, unique touch to your space. The long, horizontal shape of this lovely piece by Matt Flint lends itself perfectly for the space above a headboard, giving what feels like a panoramic window into a sweet, spring world.

Hunt Slonem‘s sweet bunny painting works harmoniously with the soft whimsy of this young adult bedroom. Notice how the ornate gold frame pops against the stone wall, giving the whole seen a delightful tactile quality. Speaking of texture, the ceramic totem by Horacio Rodriguez figures nicely into the more modern headboard. The luminous gold color and intricate patterning of the piece are sure to add subtle depth and complexity to any space (and did we mention, conversation starter?).

Get with the Picture:

Matt Flint, “The Immigrant,” mixed media, 24″ x 60″


Hunt Slonem, “Heavy Metal Oct.,” oil, 18″ x 15″


Horacio Rodriguez, “LV Figure 1,” ceramic, 6″ x 4″ x 3″


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Neutrals and textures come to play in this sleek, modern kitchen.

If you’re looking for that more neutral, minimalist color scheme in your home, spring for more texture in your artwork to add greater interest. In this dining room image, the textured layers of Michael Kessler‘s painting turn an odd wall into a dynamic moment. Havoc Hendrick‘s mixed media work balances out the other end of the room with its high contrast values and mesmerizing line work. On the table, Jared Davisglass work dazzles like a gem center-stage.

Get with the Picture:

Michael Kessler, “Aspenstrips (1),” acrylic, 20″ x 96″


Jared Davis, “Incalmo Jupiter Vessel + Stand,” glass, 12″ x 22″ x 12″


Havoc Hendricks, “Dark Sky,” mixed media, 48″ x 24″


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This living room fireplace exudes class with works by Pamela Murphy and Wayne Salge.

Right above the fireplace mantle is the perfect space to set the tone for your home. This mixed media work by Pamela Murphy establishes a tone of playful grace, echoed throughout the delicate furnishings in this living room (including more Gallery MAR yellow!). To the left of the hearth, Wayne Salge‘s “Bess” amplifies this quality and echoes the sweet and quiet serenity of the girl in Pamela Murphy‘s piece. We love how intentional placement of artwork allows conversation between pieces. How does you art talk to each other?

Get with the Picture:

Pamela Murphy, ” Wax/Wane,” oil, 32″ x 31″


Wayne Salge, “Bess,” bronze, 45″ x 6″ x 6″


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This office space is made all the more serene with a few dreamy encaustics and dazzling bronzes.

Now more than ever, we’re reminded to never neglect an office space…especially a home office. The cool blue hues in Shawna Moore‘s encaustic piece wash the room in a peaceful serenity, the kind that’s perfect for productivity. Speaking of encaustics, we know you’ll be thrilled to learn that Bridgette Meinhold has created a few small-scale encaustics, so snatch up one (or all) of these rare little studies before they’re all gone.

While we’re talking about powerful pieces in tiny packages, we might as well discuss the two stunning bronzes in this darling home office. Fran Nicholson‘s adorable little bronze dogs always seem to run away with our hearts, and in this case, a tiny little newspaper. These sweet bronzes make perfect gifts…even if its a gift to yourself. Their small size makes them perfect for bookshelf, dresser, wherever you can cherish them the most. Joe Norman‘s “Love/Fear” sculpture packs a big, heartwarming message within its gilded frame: the reminder to choose Love over Fear — a message more appropriate now than ever, we might add.

Get with the Picture:

Shawna Moore, “Forge,” encaustic, 24″ x 18″


Joe Norman, “Love/Fear,” mixed media, 36″ x 10″ x 10″


Bridgette Meinhold, “Bald Mountain Study,” encaustic, 10″ x 10″



We hope these Photoshopped images and their very real and available stars have given you some inspiration for your next art moment. Let us know if you happened to find something new to love. At the very least, we hope to have offered you a little well-deserved respite for the eyes and soul.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay kind, from all of us at Gallery MAR.



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