THE COLOR OF LIGHT . . . ART EMBRACING AWARENESS . . . Contemporary Realism -- Finding peace & rest amidst chaos . . . to pay attention to that which we most often take for granted . . . to inspire hope . . . to share the beauty & blessings of God.
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Often I hear someone remark, "I wonder if this painting matches my couch."
When purchasing art for your home or office, the decor is important. Mostly because your decor is a reflection of who you are as an individual.
I would theorize if you have loved the flooring, furnishings and lighting you have already purchased any art you select or find the most appealing will automatically coordinate.
Our tastes are propelled toward warm tones or cool hues - and sometimes a combination of both in the right balance. The diversification of styles is as varied as the number of artists creating work. In my own home, there are abstracts hanging in the same room or in close proximity to impressionist work; 3-D pieces hang above and around furnishings; antiques and collectibles mix with a touch of sleek modern simplicity. My home resonates me and I love being there.
Finding balance in our living spaces is what makes our homes so welcoming. Allowing your personal taste to resonate will create an atmosphere entirely your own.
Thursday, October 23rd marks the 40th Anniversary of the Scottsdale Artwalk - the longest running continuous Artwalk in the country!
Celebrations begin with a SUSD Marching Band at 5:45 pm on Main Street at Marshall Way! There will then be introductions of the Board for the Scottsdale Gallery Association, an interesting review of the past 40 years by Clark from Bonner David Galleries, and remarks by Rachel Sacco of the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau on the future of Scottsdale's Arts District.
Galleries along Main Street and Marshall Way will host Artist Openings with refreshments and live music.
"Gratitude" is one of the newest miniature oil paintings now available at my namesake gallery, Carstens Fine Art, in Scottsdale, AZ.
"Gratitude" is inspired by the pure thankfulness for each day. Even on the days when challenges seem to be overwhelming, I find gratefulness in the setting sun as light bounces creating a rainbow of color and purple shadows. It is my wish that we all can find at least one thing each day in which to find delight.