Thursday, May 14, 2015

Living With Art: 13

When we see art posted on the blogs from our community, by far the majority of times it is a cropped picture of a particular piece. We don't often get to see pictures of the art in the space where we actually live. Hanging art. Art on the walls. Art over the couch. Art leaning on the bookcase shelves.

Living with Art is about showing and seeing art in real life settings. Every Thursday I will be posting a series of images shared by creatives showing all of us just how art is displayed in their spaces. Each participant is opening the door and inviting us all into their surroundings. Please contact the artist if you would like any information about the pieces on display. If you want to share yours, simply email me an image, a few lines about your artistic aesthetic, and a link to your own online site. Now sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

A big thank you to everybody who has shared their home for this project and to all of you who have viewed and commented along the way. All good things must come to an end and this will be the last posting for "Living with Art." 

and here is week 13...

Jackie P Neal
Our home has an eclectic mix of of vintage art as well as modern pieces and works of friends and our own. Being the treasure seekers that we are, we keep a regular source of vintage art to change up our look every now and then.
(and see more of how Jackie lives with art here)

As I got to know artists in the Chicago area I also wanted to collect their work, and my fascination with butterflies soon provided the theme. I decided to take advantage of my picture molding to keep my collection flexible for additions. Here is the hanging process.

Chris Miser
I have art displayed at home, at work, and in my studio space. It's a way of not only surrounding myself with pieces I find pleasing in beauty and meaning, but also a way of honoring artists. People entering my office space or home will invariably ask about one artwork or another, and I love being able to discuss an artist or a style I'm drawn to. It's an eclectic mix of styles, as my tastes are wide-ranging.

Annette Bouchey
I love my fireplace, bookcase and large mantle. I put up projects like the collage I'm making on an old player piano roll, other favorite things like doll heads, old books, and of course my rescue dog Sweetie is included.

Patricia Coulter
Originally working with watercolour, I was always attached to the intermingling of colours in the wet-on-wet technique. I even liked how the colours flowed and merged on my palette. When I discovered fluid acrylics, I was in love with the bold colours and how they blended. I find these large paintings with bold sweeps of brilliant colour that contain a vibrancy and energy that is uplifting and vibrant.

Darlene Koppel
I live in a home with white walls that provide me with a tranquil and soothing backdrop. Yet I enjoy filling the corners of my home with both my colorful art and treasured items. I purchased the card holder at a thrift shop and I use it to display my mixed-media, postcard art. I found the abandoned nest and filled it with faux robin's eggs. I created the assemblage piece as tribute to Christmas.


JackieP Neal said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful series and including me!!
I have viewed some fabulous works of art as well as artists wonderful spaces and vignettes! And also grabbed a few tips for displaying along the way!! Thank you again and thank you to all the artists participants for allowing us into your worlds! ")

Darlene said...

Thank you so much for featuring my art. I enjoyed getting an inside look into artists' homes and hearing their personal art stories.

gretchen said...

I really loved this series Seth! It was such a delight to take a look into all the creative spaces each week and how others live with their art--- thank you for hosting this and to everyone who contributed! -gretchen

Hastypearl said...

That was such "snoopy" fun! Artists peeping on artists! :) Laura

Sue Marrazzo said...


angi eharis said...

Tx seth! I really enjoyed looking inside these artists homes, I don't know what it is, but it sure is fun to see other people's homes, kinda like the studio tours! I do appreciate all the work u do for us and the experiences u bring us, aloha, angi in hana

Maike's Marvels said...

Thank you for featuring my talented friends. This series is like touring private museums.
Here's to more fabulous series!

Kay Wallace said...

Another great collection in this wonderful series of "Living With Art." Loved seeing my friend Jackie here!

Bill said...

So many beautiful rooms of art. I love them all!

Darlene Campbell said...

I love these posts Seth! Such a joy and exciting to peek into artists spaces. Annette...I would love to snuggle with your beautiful dog. He's adorable.
Jackie, It's about time I see you here. heh heh.

elle said...

This was a great series. I have some great ideas for getting my art up and on view. Thanks.

Maria Avila said...

You are always making a good choices. Love to see the Artist´s room. Thanks