A few days ago, I shared my attempt to make “art” via my IG stories, which ended up turning into sort of a debate around what exactly art is. Like, what’s the difference between fine art, and a DIY? Someone who makes art for fun vs. someone who sells it?
To me, art is subjective – anything can be art – whether a toddler or a professional artist creates it. It’s in the eye of the beholder. There’s no such thing as bad art, only art that you either like, or don’t like.
Whether it’s fine art or a DIY, art adds a unique beauty to the backdrop of our daily lives, especially now that we have been spending so much time at home. I find so much joy in discovering an artist whose work resonates with me and my design aesthetic, and I would love to share a few of my favorites today, in the hopes that you may fall in love with some of their work too.
Jennifer utilizes a wide variety of mediums to create her stunning abstracts, and I am captivated by her elegant use of color.
Combining minimalist color palettes and intriguing abstract styles, Kayce’s work adds effortless elegance to any space.
I adore Hannah’s kind spirit and her beautiful, impressionist-style landscape and floral prints. I have one of her prints in our bathroom and it really brings me joy.
Kimberly was one of the first abstract artists whose work I fell in love with. Her art has been featured in some of my favorite rooms (Paloma Contreras showhouses) and she’s also super sweet.
Alexis’ breathtaking abstracts in beautiful muted color palettes are inspired by her richly historic home city of New Orleans.
Bold, yet sophisticated, William’s work makes a memorable statement to complete even the most minimalist space. And he’s hilarious.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Josh by now – I’ve fallen in love with pretty much everything he’s ever created, and even have his “Ethan” in our master bath.
I’m smitten by Ilana’s use of neutral colors in her abstract work.
I have been eyeing Hillary’s art for quite some time, and her work is what I keep going back to when I think about the art to include in our living room. It’s so unique and I love the depth to each of her pieces.
I stumbled upon Monica’s work through Carmeon Hamilton and find myself drawn to her unique, miniature prints.
Sarah is a Charlottesville, Va. painter whose paintings range from bold, geometric, brightly colored abstracts, to works of serene, monochromatic, minimalism.
Ron Nicole creates gorgeous plaster art using flowers from her 1800’s farmhouse. Her art has a soft, feminine feel that would fit perfectly in any home.
The landscape of the South has become the centerpiece of Carson’s art – her experience and a deeply rooted sense of place beget her subjects.