Considering a new piece of art for your home? Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Not to worry! Here are 3 Artists to Get to Know Now.
1. Lanie Mann
A current #homegoal of mine?? To have a Lanie Mann abstract painting hanging in my home one day! I love her color palette, which somehow manages to be both soft and vibrant at the same time. Her compositions are divine. They feel like spring eternal, as if you’re looking up at the sky through a spray of fluttering cherry blossom petals.
Mann writes, “My paintings are loose and layered—purposely imperfect, and my goal is to create pieces that spark connections, ignite curiosity and make people happy. I am an optimistic person by nature, so I want my work to be bright, uplifting and invigorating. I think art should breathe life into every space.”
I first spotted Mann’s work at the 2017 DC Design House. Marika Meyers Interiors, a full-service design firm in the DC/MD area, featured one of her paintings in this feminine space, imagined as a modern-day Lady’s Retreat. Click HERE to view more photographs of this must-see room.
2. Anna Matthews
Anna Matthews is a successful DC-based interior designer, so it is no surprise that she understands what will look amazing in your home. These versatile pieces could happily hang at a beach house by the sea or in a modern minimalist apartment (and everything in between). Peaches and tans are accented by touches of crisp black and swimming pool blues. Imagine if David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash had been deconstructed and reimagined as an ode to minimalism. In these paintings, Matthews captures the cool, relaxed vibe of a hot summer day by the pool.
3. Laura Deems
The abstract paintings of Laura Deems grab you a bit like a Rorschach test. Standing before her work, I found myself searching for the recognizable. Such is the brain’s desire to identify and categorize images. Am I staring at a Matisse-like face? Or a Miró dreamscape? Much like looking at clouds, the answers changed the longer I stared. The black gestural marks are softened by their colorful backgrounds. Thinned paint with free-form shapes give the impression of watercolor. A natural tension exists here between strong and soft, making these pieces completely captivating.
Want to know more about one of the artists highlighted above? Let’s chat! Contact me today and let’s find the perfect piece for your space!
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