July 24th, 2020

By Veronica Vale

Inspired by this year’s social distancing, we’ve looked for new, innovative ways to continue connecting beautiful artworks with the people who will cherish them. In our latest blog series, we use the magic of Photoshop to present our artists’ latest work in a whole new light. So if for whatever reason you’re unable to stop by the gallery, we hope to help you virtually experience these fresh, new works in a beautiful, modern setting.

In this next installment of our ongoing series, “Picture This,” we bring this summer’s latest Gallery MAR gems right to your screen. And if that’s not close enough, let us know which works catch your eye, and we will happily show you how they might look in your space — whether that means Photoshopping art onto your walls, or better yet, bringing pieces right to your home for you to experience in person.

However you prefer to find that perfect piece, we’re here to help you any way we can.

Now, Picture This: 

This summery encaustic, with its evergreen hues and soft clouds, enhances the warmth of this bright dining space. While Meinhold’s encaustic paintings are often noted for their moody romanticism, many of her works, like this piece “Summer Break,” can breathe fresh, summery air into your space. We recommend a Meinhold encaustic landscape to help enhance the panoramic feel of a naturally lit room or to add a soft, natural makeshift “window” into a windowless room. Either way, this local artists’s work is sure to add a touch of elegant peace to your home.

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Bridgette Meinhold, “Summer Break,” encaustic, 40″ x 25″

 


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The clean lines and soft hues of this modern space are complemented by the delightful works of Havoc Hendricks, Sarah Winkler, and Pamela Murphy. The Havoc Hendricks tryptic piece in front of the sofa delivers all of the glimmering majesty one could want for a living room statement piece. Similarly golden and sophisticated, Sarah Winkler’s long, horizontal abstract landscape beautifully balances the window below while Pamela Murphy‘s delightfully textured “Cowboy” gives subtle interest to the stairwell. In clean, modern rooms such as this, textured artwork is one way to add far greater depth and complexity to your space.

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Havoc Hendricks, “Tan Mountains,” mixed media, 48″ x 108″

 

Sarah Winkler, “Sand Castles in the Sky,” mixed media, 18″ x 72″

 

Pamela Murphy, “Cowboy,” oil, 33″ x 27″

 


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Shawna Moore’s work is where soft peace and sophisticated modernism meet. Her layered encaustic works can elevate any space, just as it enhances the light, airy feel of this dining room. The smooth surface of Shawna Moore’s encaustics, which she masterfully buffs to a polish, gives her work a refined quality that harmonizes beautifully with modern spaces such as this one above. We encourage you to experience a Moore in person to gain a true appreciation for the true mastery of this pristine finish. In fact, some of her pieces’ finishes are so refined and polished, you may catch a glimpse of your own reflection.

Get with the Picture:

Shawna Moore, “Watermark,” mixed media, 40″ x 40″

 


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We love a strong piece over a headboard. Fortunately, Havoc Hendricks‘ new long, horizontal works from our latest group show “Urban Sensibilities” give us many to choose from. This soft, chic mixed media piece sets a peaceful tone for a relaxing bedroom space, while the gilded frame adds a touch of luxury to the work. Matt Flint’s piece, “Together on the Flats,” finishes the look with a correspondingly peaceful, majestic style. While the beautifully rendered subject matter in Flint’s mixed media work captures the eye, the highly textured layers keep us enraptured with subtle, understated interest and depth.

Get with the Picture:

Havoc Hendricks, “Golden Sunrise,” mixed media, 31″ x 71″

 

Matt Flint, “Together on the Flats,” mixed media, 48″ x 48″

 


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Whether you gravitate towards more traditional styles or you prefer modernity, Hunt Slonem‘s work has the unique ability to flatter any style space. This colorful, textured painting from his ongoing bunny series is the perfect shape and size for those fun, peculiar spaces in your home. While this work “2 Play” makes for a stunning statement all on its own, Slonem’s paintings also pair quite beautifully with each other. Please feel free to ask our Fine Art Consultants for their assistance and advice on how to create a home gallery wall.

On the subject of art pairings, consider pairing paintings with sculptures for a truly unique, dimensional vignette. This arresting sculpture by local artist Bryon Draper is sure to be a conversation piece in any room. Draper’s poignant work aptly reminds us why art isn’t just for your walls.

Get with the Picture:

Hunt Slonem, “2 Play,” oil, 26″ x 15.5″

 

Bryon Draper, “Representor of Purity,” mixed media, 36″ x 9″ 10″

 


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For dark and moody spaces, let your art be the shining moment. The grand scale and dynamic pop of color in this KOLLABS‘ piece is guaranteed to glisten like a gem in any space, but especially so in a room where the contrast to its surroundings is as pronounced. While these gorgeous bears on that vibrant royal blue steal the show, we also love the more subtle textural work at play here.

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KOLLABS, “Layla & Ava,” mixed media, 60″ x 48″

 


We hope you’ve found something new to love in this installment of our series “Picture This,” or the very least, we hope to have provided some fun, Photoshopped art inspiration for your home. If you can, stop by the gallery to see more of this summer’s latest or check out the work from our latest group show, “Urban Sensibilities,” with artists Havoc Hendricks, KOLLABS, Horacio Rodriguez, and Laura Wait.

 

 

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