As a buyer for TheHome.com.au my job is to source art for the online store and pick out new trends. Then, as a decorator I’m always looking at art for clients. I’m not sure that one full working day passes by without me looking at artworks.
Most of my clients aren’t after high end gallery artworks, they just want something that will brighten up their walls, fit within their budget and last at least 5-10 years. I have my go-to art suppliers (some are wholesalers, others are emerging artists and others are online retailers) so I select from a pretty broad supplier and price range. I thought I’d do a quick round up of some of the trends I keep seeing as I do my client sourcing….
There’s something magical about a hand drawn piece of art. UK artist Erin Petson is one super talented lady, if you’re into the sketchy art look take a look at her collection, I bet you’ll find one you’re drawn to. She also does seriously cute pet portraits too.
I love a dark and moody piece that dominates on an otherwise plain wall. I think that’s why I fell in love with Shaynna Blaze’s collection for Urban Road instantly. Shaynna’s collection is a mix of colour and fun interspersed with deep moody colour palettes. I find these pieces the most versatile as the colour palette tends to go with a broad range of furniture and decor than other art mediums.
I have a bit of a girl crush on Kara Rosenlund, I would swap my life for hers in a heart beat, she travels Australia taking the most exquisite photos of landscapes and just generally pretty things. How beautiful are her photographic prints?! If anyone is taking notes for Christmas yet, this one is high on my wish list.
Colour Colour Colour
I flit between loving colour and vibrance to wanting no colour at all and only using natural texture to tell a story in a client’s home. One artist who does COLOUR so well is, Prudence Caroline, I’ve followed her work for a while and she has an incredible knack for splashing colour around effortlessly. How fab would that piece look hanging in an entrance way greeting your guests?!
What are you loving in the art world right now?