November 30th, 2023

In our blog series, “Picture This,” 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 beautiful, modern settings.

In this installment of the series, we imagine how you can refresh and elevate your powder rooms and bathrooms. These highly trafficked, yet often overlooked spaces deserve more love and attention.

Whether you’re looking for a dreamy piece above your favorite clawfoot bathtub or a sweet work for around your vanity, we can show you how to reinvigorate your powder rooms and bathrooms into spaces for dreaming and inspiring with our Gallery MAR artists’ latest work.

So if you’re on the hunt for that final touch of elegance for your powder room or bathroom, find inspiration, tips, and more with these sparkling spaces.



Left to Right: Pamela Murphy, “Confetti,” oil, 20″ x 20″| Pamela Murphy, “Moon and Stars,” oil, 19″ x 19″ | Shawna Moore, “Look Again,” encaustic, 60″ x 48″

When you think of art for bathroom, you may be thinking on a smaller scale, like these two sweet works by Pamela Murphy adorning the left-hand side. However, in many bathrooms, especially above a tub, you may have an opportunity for a grand statement on a larger scale. 

In this brightly lit, modern bathroom, the large wall over the bathtub offers an opportunity to introduce texture, color, and a bold statement. For the grand spaces in your powder room or bathroom, consider the large-scale encaustic work of Shawna Moore. Her works, like this piece, “Look Again” feel, all at once, bold and peaceful. 

It always feels like magic when a work can invigorate your space and wash it in a feeling of peace at the same time.



Sarah Winkler, “Super Moon Halo,” acrylic, 40″ x 60″

In a bright white sleek, contemporary space such as the bathroom here, we have an opportunity to play with color. The rich jewel tones of Sarah Winkler’s landscape work introduces a splash of color to this bathroom without feeling too over-bearing in this limited color space. Plus, the cool blue tones in her work help maintain the feeling of freshness and modernity. 

With the clean lines of the more modern space as backdrop, Winkler’s linear mountains and textured layers add complexity and depth. Her piece “Super Moon Halo” creates something of a fresh, modern window into a beautiful landscape: the perfect view from this bathtub.



Pamela Murphy, “Summer Camp,” oil, 32″ x 51″

For a bathroom with more earthy warmth, we recommend selecting art that reflects that same warm sentiment. This highly textured, softly muted color piece by Pamela Murphy, delivers all the understated sophistication you could want for this space. Tonally, this serene lakeside scene, “Summer Camp,” washes the room in a feeling of tranquility – the perfect tone for relaxing at the end of the day.



Bridgette Meinhold, “Apparent,” encaustic, 30″ x 30″

Different textures and shapes are at play in this more modern bathroom setting, so we recommend art that mirrors that feeling of play, interest, and depth. The encaustic work of local artist Bridgette Meinhold fits the bill. 

Bridgette Meinhold‘s landscape work, “Apparent” creates a window into a dreamy world, contrasting beautifully against the light stone accent wall. This interplay of light and dark creates a dynamic and fresh feel for your modern space. 



Left to Right: Sandra Pratt, “Village Way,” oil, 12″ x 16″ | Pamela Murphy, “Downhill,” oil, 32″ x 24″

Between the clawfoot tub, the blue gray walls, and the warm wood vanity, this bathroom feels splendidly classic, beautifully combining more traditional design elements with more modern ones. Similarly, the work of Sandra Pratt and Pamela Murphy put a more modern spin on traditional subject matter, giving them a classic, timeless feel. These understated works will never go out of style, always feeling restful, peaceful, and fresh in your powder room or bathroom.


Interested in seeing how these Gallery MAR works might shine in your home? Email us at, and we’ll use our Photoshop magic to help you better envision the work in your space.

Written and Photoshopped by Veronica Vale