Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The BEST Part.....

......for me, when working on a project, is getting to introduce my clients to local artists, and when possible, incorporating a few pieces into their homes....

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For this bedroom, we picked out three gesture drawings from one of my favorite local artists, Rebecca Venn. She creates undeniably elegant nudes in several mediums. I have had the awesome pleasure of perusing her studio on several occasions, and each time I find at least five pieces that I want to take home with me!

It was no easy task to narrow my selection down to three this time!!
There are at least 20 sketch books filled with gesture drawings, detailed sketches, and even ink drawings. 

You can see more of her work HERE: www.rebeccavenn.com

Rebecca Venn

It's hard to capture these once the glass is in place, but I think you can see the elegance that I am referring to!

This one has a bit more movement in the lines:

Rebecca Venn

We had to be fair and include a male. Well, we didn't HAVE to, but I do encourage my clients to be considerate of the male in the household....ON OCCASION...ok!...I RARELY encourage the consideration of the male.....it's only because they tend to get in the way of  beautiful things happening! The nerve.

This one is thinking pretty hard about what he's gonna buy his wife for her birthday....

Rebecca Venn

I MAY have taken one home with me....

Rebecca Venn

....or two...

Rebecca Venn

I have one of these beauties all framed up and leaning on my dresser....

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I am always so thankful when a client is open to discovering what the local artists have to offer! For this bedroom, I didn't just get to share one artist, but two!! 

I also had the pleasure of incorporating another favorite, Helen Napier.....

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See it over there... on the right?? 
(excuse my poor photo...It's the best my little iphone could do!)

Kelle Dame Interiors

I will say, it was hard to let my Helen pieces go, but I'm glad they found a happy home! It didn't hurt to know that there are more where those came from! Keep them coming Helen!

Since the topic of "ART" comes up so frequently with clients, I have learned that it is a rather scary subject to most of them. I think the majority of the fear is based on the assumption that "real art" is really expensive and not easily accessible unless you spend your Friday and Saturday evenings attending art shows. I can completely understand this assumption, but I assure you, REAL ART can be very affordable, and is soooo much better than a mass produced print from Hobby Lobby! Sometimes they even cost the same or less! It really just takes a little extra time to see what's available in your community.

If you are interested in any of these pieces, or think you may want something similar, please feel free to send me an email. I promise not to force you into purchasing 100 sketches! 

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