After Jill’s post on art on Etsy, I found myself lost in search for wonderful finds for my clients and myself. We occasionally source from Etsy, but I have to admit I have been under-utilizing it. It is a great way for me to get clients started with their own collections of original art. We thought we would share a few more Etsy artists with you, along with some tips for how to select art for your own space.
Mossmottle (above) features bold abstract paintings by Amanda Collis. I love the colors and the textured feel accomplished in these contemporary oil on canvas works. TIP: Boldly colored abstract art is a classic way to add a pop of color to a neutral space. You do not need to match colors to your interiors, but think about what colors would make a good complement to your wall color and furnishings. I personally like to use abstract works as stand alone pieces on accent walls or over sofas. Shop Mossmotle for great options.
Michelle Armas features paper and canvas prints of her beautiful abstract pieces. Her color palette is light and whimsical. TIP: If you are on a very limited budget signed prints of art are a great way to go. Frame them and display as part of a grouping rather than as a stand-alone piece. Shop Michelle Armas for lovely options.
Jane Heller is a Montreal based photographer who has a wide array of animal, nature, and vintage-inspired fine art prints. I love the boho and rustic vibe of many of her pieces. TIP: I love to mix arrangements of different styles of art into an interesting gallery wall arrangement. A piece of fine art photography with white matte and a simple frame always makes a good addition to a collection. Shop Jane Heller for a great selection of pics.
Lam Art Studio features a nice selection of affordably priced original watercolors embellished with metallic acrylic paint. Like Jill, I am a sucker for watercolor paintings. The wash of color is sophisticated and subtle and a very good match to my personal, understated style. TIP: The use of metallic paint to accent works of art is one of my favorite trends in fine art today. Shop LamArt for your own one-of-a-kind piece, as artist Laura does a fantastic job with this.
Silver Ridge Studio features Cate Parr’s original watercolors and archival quality prints. Her subject matter is primarily fashion images. I am particularly smitten with the few pieces she has done of Indian brides, as they are a nice modern complement to the miniatures, court paintings, and batiks I have featuring Indian women. TIP: In addition to varying the styles of art you feature in your home, also pick a few different subject matter themes that really appeal to you. Shop Silver Ridge for fabulous fashion images to mix in with abstracts and other pieces.
Paula Mattson is a Chicago based watercolor artist whose paintings start with the forms of nature, but take on a more abstract form. I am absolutely smitten for this style of work and her earthy color palette. TIP: Pieces that feature soothing colors and soft organic forms are great for rooms where you want to keep the mood more tranquil, like bedrooms or studies. Shop Paula Mattson for a perfect mix of grounded yet ethereal works.
Veedon Ventures features the mixed media works on paper of Jennifer Jones. She has pieces that are bolder and splashier, as well as quieter more neutral pieces like the one shown here. TIP: Drawings and mixed media work are an oft forgotten style to shop for. They do not have the cache of paintings but they show a real love of art and add depth to salon style hangings and personal collections. Shop Veedon Ventures for an affordable and interesting array of artist studies.
HellenaLuna is an Etsy shop featuring the works of fantasy by Jurgita Jankute in Lithuania. I particularly love her mixed media drawings that capture fairytale moments that are poignant and moody. TIP: Whimsical pieces are not just for kids! I particularly love to hang them in rooms with more serious decor to play moods off of one another and make the whole feeling more approachable. Shop Hellena Luna for the perfect pieces of whimsy.