How local art can enhance your home

Original Oil paintings

7 Reasons:-

  1. An original piece of art allows the viewer to feel the time, effort, and skill that went into its creation.
  2. With a local piece of art the opportunity to meet the artist in person is much more likely.
  3. Meeting the artist allows a collector to hear the story or reason for creating the work.
  4. Even without meeting the artist in person, seeing the texture, brush and strokes on the work serves as a reminder that there is a human person behind the work of art. So many of the objects in our homes are produced by machine.
  5. Your choice of art serves as a translator to those who visit your home. It shows what you value in life and some of your personality.
  6. A piece of art can evoke powerful emotions. If can cheer us up after a bad day , bring back a happy memory or inspire us to do something else tomorrow.
  7. Your home is “your place,” it’s where you spend a large amount of your time. Making your space to your liking and surrounding yourself with pieces of art that you love will enhance your experience of that space.

10 Ways to find local artists work you enjoy

As a community, it is important to support local artists because, without local support, the art they make would stop and the impact it could have made would disappear. If you support a local artist, you are in turn supporting all of our respective creative freedoms.

Once artists are able to express themselves creatively and freely, beautiful art is made that can be admired by the community and beyond. These art pieces not only reflect the artists’ ideas, but also their hidden messages behind each work of art.

Sources to find local artists

  • Search Google for (insert your towns name) local artists
  • Instagram will list artists nearby if you type in your local town
  • Search Facebook. Artists will often promote themselves by creating a Facebook fan page. Here’s mine.
  • Google my business lists local artists
  • Yell lists local artists
  • Local artist list some local artist in your area
  • My Art Brief where you can commission an artist to paint a work for you with the dimensions and colours of your choice
  • Visit local galleries. They usually promote local artists
  • Look in your local paper. They will often feature local artists showing work in a nearby venue
  • In Devon, where I am based, you have the devonartistnetwork an organisation specializing in local devon artists with an open studio event every September