June 30th, 2024

In the next segment of our “Picture This” blog series, we’ll show you how to infuse your space with the vibrant energy of summer using the latest Gallery MAR artwork.

With these elegantly Photoshopped in situ images, we’re excited to offer you a glimpse of the possibilities that these fresh-off-the-easel paintings can bring to your home this summer. Whether you’re trying to gauge the scale of a piece you’ve been eyeing or seeking some design inspiration, we hope you’ll find plenty of summery, Photoshopped art ideas to brighten and refresh your living space.


Peter Roux, “A Breath in Pisgah,” oil, 60″ x 60″

Tucked away in his studio in the mountains of North Carolina, Peter Roux certainly knows his greens. This forest canopy painting feels powerfully peaceful, bringing the soothing greenery of nature indoors. Perhaps best known for his cloud paintings, Peter Roux proves his masterful ability to capture the quiet scenes of all moments of nature in a magnanimous way. Plus, the subtle abstraction of the lower half of the piece gives the work a beautiful, painterly feel that seemingly blends and melds right into your home.


T.S. Harris, “Wading In,” oil,, 36″ x 24″

No summer-inspired blog would be complete without the summery work of T.S. Harris. Often known for her ski paintings and wonderfully nostalgic winter scenes here Gallery MAR, T.S. Harris also offers us stunning summer scenes awash in sunlight and vintage nostalgia. This high contrast piece of a retro bather feels as cool as the water she bathes in looks. The aqua tones and vintage iconography are sure to give your space a fun, bold, and vibrant splash year-round.


Shawna Moore, “Open Memory,” encaustic, 40″ x 60″

With her serene water-inspired colors and textures, Shawna Moore’s encaustic work looks  and feels like the embodiment of summer.  Awash your home in the cool blue hues of the ocean and the warm golden hues of the summer sun with her work “Open Memory.” Between the summery colors and the smooth wax textures, this piece is sure to bring a feeling of peace and tranquility to your home. Plus, the scale of this work is enough to engulf you in that tranquility and mesmerize you and your guests.


Laura Wait, “Whispers of Time III,” mixed media, 48″ x 52″

This June, we’re excited to introduce our new “Art Drop Series,” where we feature a few artists’ latest work each month this summer,  starting with the works of Jane Maxwell, Ron Russon, and Laura Wait. One of Laura Wait‘s latest works, “Whispers of Time III,” seen here,  is part of a new series for the artist. Created with paint on canvas, this work feels slightly moodier and more mysterious, but with the same calligraphic mark making that she is renowned for. Come see the latest works by Laura Wait and our other two June “Art Drop” artists in the gallery now.


Hunt Slonem, “Joyful Romp, Deep Forest,” oil, 40″ x 60″

For your largest spaces, you need a work just as grand, and the large-scale paintings of Hunt Slonem are about as grand as it gets. Lose yourself in this warm and textured jungle, which will be sure to add captivating interest to your space without competing with your peaceful, neutral decor.


Sara Edgar, “House Project,” mixed media, 30″ x 30″

The cheerful, splashy work of Sara Edgar is guaranteed to add fun, whimsy, and sophistication to your space. The bright azure blue and colorful pixels of this piece “House Project,” offer pizzazz that is sure to energize your space. This entryway feels all the more alive with this work in it, reminding us of the importance of setting the tone for your home in your foyer. Plus, the tongue-in-cheek humor that Edgar implements throughout her work adds even more personality to your space, potentially reflecting your own. After all, who can’t relate to her playful nod to the frustrations of a house project?


Written and Photoshopped by Veronica Vale