Archive for the ‘Featured Artists’ Category

Martin Luther King: Inspirational Words For The Workplace

January 15, 2016

When you’re at the tail end of a long workday and just need one final burst of inspiration to get that assignment done, nothing quite does the job like Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes. A staple figure in the Civil Rights Movement, King influenced countless others with his charisma, drive, and expressiveness before being assassinated at the young age of 39. Surrounding yourself with these deeply inspiring art pieces will give you the motivation you need on even your most tiring days. (more…)

Be Discriminating when Selecting Office Art

April 21, 2015

There are a few hard rules that apply to office art as opposed to art for the home.  It is a must for displayed art, in the office, to appear as pleasing to different cultures, religions and age groups.  This is not to say that landscapes of a traditional tone are necessary, but always discriminating to the sector of visitors and employees that your office entertains.  Here are a few suggestions for adding pleasing wall scenes to reception areas, hallways and individual offices. (more…)

Inspire Creativity Through Art in Your Home Office

January 20, 2015

One of the many benefits of working from home is the chance to be able to decorate your work space however you choose. Perhaps you’re a freelance writer in need of some new ideas, or maybe you’re running a successful business and need a way to clear some mental space. Whatever the case may be, there is sure to be a painting (or two or three!) that will fit both your personal and professional needs. Here are just a couple of design ideas for creating a beautiful and inspiring space that will let you make an office that you’ll be happy to work in on a daily basis. (more…)

Featured Artist: Hilary Winfield

June 17, 2013

Sunrise IV by Hilary Winfield

Hilary Winfield is an innovative, contemporary fine artist, creating from both intuition and from the energy and inspiration that she absorbs from the world around her. Originally from Washington, North Carolina, she relocated to Portland, Oregon approximately eleven years ago, awed by the amazing beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Winfield’s art is collected both domestically and internationally and lends a refreshing and energizing vitality while simultaneously portraying great depth and balance. The American Art Awards have honored Winfield with a first place award in the Abstract Art category during 2011 and 2012 as well as first place in the Asian Art category during 2011 and second place in the Abstract Art category during 2012. A painting from Winfield’s popular Lithosphere Series is part of the permanent collection in the Rochester Museum of Fine Art.

Winfield derives inspiration from the elements of the environment and from nature, including many unique aspects; weather, rusting metal, aging wood, water, dilapidated buildings, peeling paint, stones and rocks, the city lights at night. She notices magic everywhere, often in unanticipated places; from the surface of a body of water to the rustic, industrial warehouse floor of a manufacturing facility. The creative process for Winfield involves experimenting with various mediums and methods of infusing texture, iridescence and illumination into her work.

Searching 2 by Hilary Winfield

 

Featured Artist: Diane Romanello

April 19, 2013

Sunset Sail by Diane Romanello

The serene scenes and soothing colors in Diane Romanello’s work make them an ideal choice for many interior settings.  Hospitals, hotels and restaurants are just a few of the venues in which Diane Romanello’s work can add a universally recognized and appreciated art style.  And of course it goes without saying that these works are ideal for the beach houses and beach themed redesigns that many are starting on now.

Working in the romantic realism school, Diane invites the viewer to step right into her paintings with luxurious, soothing color and sumptuous texture. Her luminous landscape oil paintings of beach scenes, landscape paintings, gardens and country retreats merge elements of fantasy with realism, accomplished by the artist’s keen sense of light, texture and composition. She savors the intensity of color and calming energy inherent in nature in all her original oil paintings.

Diane also generously supports charitable organizations through her artwork. She contributed an original oil painting to United Way of Long Island to augment fundraising efforts, as well as donating “Idle Hour” to The McGaw Foundation, a non-profit arts industry endeavor for AIDS prevention, care and cure. In August 2011, Diane donated an original oil painting to the American Cancer Society – Festive in Flip Flops at the Hamptons, Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club.