December 21st, 2020

As our world evolves and digitizes, so does our art market. For that reason, we’re looking for fresh and innovative ways to connect our collectors with beautiful artworks they’ll cherish for generations to come.

In our latest blog series, “Picture This,” we offer a new online backdrop for our artists’ latest work. So if you’re unable to make it out to the gallery in person, we hope you’ll enjoy a virtual viewing of our fresh, bold art in beautiful, modern settings.

In our fourth installment of the seasonal series, we share a world of winter wonderland Gallery MAR artwork to bring beautiful joy and cheer to your space.  So if you’re on the hunt for inspiration, or if you’re looking for new ways to liven up your space, what better place to start than with these stunning pieces in dreamy spaces?

 


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A muted color palette doesn’t mean a dull space. If the style of your home is more muted and neutral, too much vivid color in your art could look jarring. Instead, try adding interest to your space by adding art with dimension. The high contrast and intensity of this Matt Flint wolf piece enraptures the viewer without clashing with the tone of the room. Similarly, the gold finish of the Hunt Slonem bronze bunny sculpture creates an exciting moment without compromising the peaceful feel of this living room scene. How can your art complement the tone of your space?

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Matt Flint,Open Your Eyes,” mixed media, 60″ x 72″

Hunt Slonem, “Prota Bunny 2/2,” bronze, 13.5″ x 7″ x 9.5″

 


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For bedrooms, we recommend choosing peaceful color palettes. When it comes to relaxing hues, blue tones deliver. The soothing wax texture of Shawna Moore’s encaustic works blend beautifully with the wintry blues of her work “Thin Ice.” Mary Scrimgeour’sKite Skater” achieves a similar feeling of subtle grace and joy. It’s refreshing to have works that fill you with a sense of peace in such a relaxing space reserved for unwinding. These two works prove that art can have radically different subject matter, medium, and styles, and still convey a sense of unity.

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Shawna Moore, “Thin Ice,” encaustic, 60″ x 28″

Mary Scrimgeour, “Kite Skater,” oil, 20″ x 20″

 


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Sometimes textures complement textures. Layering textures can be intimidating for fear of clashing designs and a cluttered aesthetic. However, when done with care, layering textured art with a highly textured interior design can yield stunning results. The clean white walls and pillows in this living room give breathing space to the textured layers of the space, leaving enough negative space for this Hunt Slonem work to truly shine. Meanwhile, the glass turquoise antlers by Jared Davis on the coffee table help draw out and reflect the brilliant turquoise colors in the Slonem painting. This living room scene demonstrates the importance of balance between radiant textures and calming spaces in your home’s interior design.

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Hunt Slonem, “Cockatoo Whisper Always,” oil, 48″ x 48″

Jared Davis, “Opaque Turquoise Antlers,” glass, 20″ x 20″ x 20″

 


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Often an overlooked space, the powder room is the perfect modern setting for an unexpected art moment. This Bridgette Meinhold encaustic landscape creates a window into a beautiful world, ideal for bubble bath dreaming. The two sleek resin pieces by R. Nelson Parrish along the wall heighten the clean, contemporary feel of the space. Which rooms in your home could use an art refresh?

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Bridgette Meinhold, “Spellbound,” encaustic, 40″ x 30″

R. Nelson Parrish, “ForestBrz,” bioresin and wood, 12″ x 12″

R. Nelson Parrish, “FeelnFine,” bioresin and wood, 12″ x 12″

 


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In spaces with dark walls, we recommend the pop of light colored paintings. The work of new Gallery MAR artist Tracey Harris gives this space a bright wintry freshness. The energy of an action painting like Harris’ “Ski Bliss” grants greater lightness to a heavier space. R. Nelson Parrish’s wood and bioresin sculpture harmonizes with the earthy tone and timeless style of the furniture, while still feeling bold and unique.

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Tracey Harris, “Ski Bliss,” oil, 36″ x 36″

R.Nelson Parrish, “Westward Ho,” bioresin and wood, 10.5″ x 5.75″ x 1.5″

 


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Big, beautiful, and bold: the work of Michael Kessler is guaranteed to make a statement. In spaces with an abundance of texture and color, we recommend choosing a single, dynamic work rather than multiple pieces to avoid the look of clutter. The elongated shape of Michael Kessler’s acrylic paintings fit beautifully above a living room couch or bedroom headboard.

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Michael Kessler, “Focusfields (1),” acrylic, 30″ x 84″

 


We hope this wintry installment of our “Picture This” series has given you some art inspiration for your home and shown you new art to love. If you’d like to see how a piece might look in your space, let us know and we’ll be happy to apply some more Photoshop  magic just for you.

 

 

Written by Veronica Vale