Bright, colorful art brings energy and positivity to any space

Color can make an entire space. Warmer, brighter colors can create an atmosphere of energy and positivity. Here’s what my friend Mary said about how my reduction linocut has transformed her eat-in kitchen.

I loved Ambrosia from the moment I saw it in Elizabeth’s studio. From near and far, the intricate organic patterns are arresting, and imagining them emerging from drawing to block to inked print is deeply satisfying to me. Elizabeth conspired with my husband to surprise me with my heart’s desire on my birthday. Rain or shine, it’s a bright citrusy splash of sunshine in my kitchen, and while I don’t believe art has to match your decor, I did choose my paint color to set it off.

Ambrosia, a large reduction linocut, brightens my friend Mary’s cheerful eat-in kitchen.
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Art Transforms a Home Office

How can art help create an office?  Like many people, my daughter has found herself working out of a room that was never intended to be an office.  I recently asked her to describe the effect some new artwork had on her workspace. Here is what she wrote:

“I hung this piece earlier this summer after I had been working from home for several months. While I am so thankful to be gainfully employed during a global pandemic, transitioning to working full time at home and converting my small DC bedroom into my office was incredibly hard on my mental health. I missed my morning office routine, greeting my colleagues, and feeling productive and centered as I set down my coffee and sat down to work. To make matters worse, I didn’t know when it will be safe for me to travel to see my parents again, making the feelings of isolation even more noticeable…

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After the Torrent graces my daughter Hannah’s bedroom office.
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