Posts Tagged ‘featured art’

Add Zen to Your Decor with Asian Art

March 18, 2015

The elements of Zen created thousands of years ago, emphasize the value of intuition and meditation. They understood that the depth of life was more important than seeking materialism of the world. Meditation is a practice that causes you to engage and reflect within yourself. Thousands of Westerners are turning to Zen and the act of meditation for relief and peace. Perhaps this is because the fast pace of the world today, or the sense of being unhappy with one’s inner soul. Asian art interacts with a growing self-awareness program. With the calming colors and earth related images, it helps with relaxation. If you are considering ways of decorating, consider Zen by decorating with Asian art. (more…)

How to Choose Office Art: Tips and Ideas

February 19, 2015

It’s time to decorate your office. Perhaps it’s a brand new space you’ve just moved into. Or perhaps you’ve been there a while but weren’t sure where to start with decor. In either case, adding office art is a great way to make a work space feel more comfortable, appealing, and encouraging. (more…)

Decorating with Contemporary Landscapes

August 19, 2013


Congratulations! Your massive building or remodeling project has reached the point that you can begin to think about what the rooms will look like on the inside. Whether you’re a professional designer hunting for the perfect images to complete the look you have in mind, or you’re redecorating at the office and are trying to visualize paintings that will complement the company logo color and theme, contemporary landscapes for the home, office or hospitality venues provide the perfect finishing touch.

There are a number of ways that you can go about your search for the perfect landscapes. If your location is particularly well-known for its scenery, purchase landscapes which will speak to that location and complement what people see when they look out the window of the hotel room or office conference suite. For example, a seaside scene in blues and greens would fit in beautifully in Miami or Maui, but would seem out of place in Montana or Minnesota. Mountain slopes covered in snow would invigorate skiers in Vail but probably confuse gamblers in Vegas.

You can also choose your contemporary landscapes based on a color scheme, as we noted above. If your company logo or office is full of warm tones, you might want to choose a lush autumn landscape, filled with trees dressed in bright shades of yellow, orange and red, or a field of poppies in the sun. On the other hand, if your trademark is a bold modern statement in black, you might wish to choose some complementary black and white landscape options.

If you are furnishing a number of rooms, your theme for the rooms as a group can help determine the choices you make. Are you looking to bring peace and calm into meeting rooms where tense negotiations sometimes take place? Or are you looking to infuse hotel rooms with bright, colorful energy to mirror the many activities people will engage in during their stay?

Regardless of what you’re looking for in contemporary landscapes, the perfect image is out there, so browse and enjoy what we have to offer!

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.