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  • Sexism in the art world

     

    A Quick Look by Naomi Vona

    Throughout history, the art industry has allowed people from all over the world to express their opinions, expand their skills and showcase their work. There have been countless milestones throughout the history of art that have allowed new styles and movements to flourish, however, it may come as a surprise to hear that the art world hasn’t always been as forward-thinking as it is today. For as many famous artists that have made their mark on the timeline, there are twice as many struggling creators whose work has gone undiscovered due to a lack of acceptance from the mainstream art community.

    In recent years, it has come to light that women, in particular, have not been equally represented in the art community. Even during some of the big renaissance periods, female artists were not given the recognition they deserved for the work they produced. In fact, in a number of cases, they were actively discredited by the patriarchal art industries of their time. In this post, we will dive into the past to take a look at the history of sexism in the art world and see whether or not things have changed.

    Plautilla Nelli

    If you’re not familiar with the history of art, it’s likely that you won’t have heard of Plautilla Nelli. There will also be a lot of enthusiasts within the industry who may not recognise the name. Despite creating some of the most beautiful and intricate works of art during the Renaissance, Nelli never received any recognition from her peers and the records of her incredible contributions to the art world were actively downplayed or removed. Due to her gender, the work she produced was never given the attention it deserved.

    Only recently, has Nelli’s work been rediscovered and given a platform at the Uffizi Gallery in the artist’s hometown of Florence. It’s a shame that Plautilli Nelli’s work had to sit in the shadow of equally talented male artists like Michelangelo and Da Vinci but it seems that she is finally getting the recognition she deserves, even if it is 500 years later.

    Sexism in art today

    The industry has come forward in leaps and bounds over the last 50 years, however, it seems that female artists still aren’t getting their fair share of representation in mainstream art. In the UK alone, female art is drastically underrepresented throughout numerous leading galleries and museums. Despite several equality movements and pushes from the community to improve representation, many of the largest commercial and publically funded galleries in Britain still have a significant gender imbalance when it comes to showcasing art.

    It can’t be denied that the art industry has definitely made steps in the right direction when it comes to equality but there is still a long way to go. The fact that the overall representation of artwork across the UK art industry swings in favour of male artists may not seem like a cause for concern, but it has a profound impact on career prospects and industry mobility for female artists.

    Leading art institutions and galleries such as Tate, Lisson and White Cube are what set the trends within the art world and it is those types of organisations which can have a huge impact on the buying habits of collectors and the overall opinion of the community. The work they promote can make the difference between a struggling painter and a world-renowned artist which is why it’s so important to provide equal opportunities for all artists, regardless of gender.

    Moving forward with equality

    Although there is still a way to go when it comes to creating more diverse representation within the mainstream sectors of the art industry, many positive steps have been made already. For example, the Tate Galleries appointed its first female director last year with intentions to start providing increased opportunities for all artists. The gallery is known for championing equal rights movements and is one of the leading voices in the current movement to increase exposure for female artists.

    Thanks to the internet, new opportunities continue to arise all the time. All you have to do is looking at the growing number of independent and web-based art institutions to see that things are moving forward. Female artists around the world now have access to new industry channels through which they can gain recognition outside of mainstream galleries.

    There are a number of new organisations including Art2Arts which allow independent artists to showcase their work and find buyers all across the world without being restrained due to gender, location, ethnicity or any other type of demographic. The growing community of artists includes a diverse selection of styles and inspirations which is something we pride ourselves on.

    Hopefully, this post has helped you think more about the idea of equal representation within the world of art. If you want to help support British female artists, be sure to check out some of the incredible artwork available on our website.

  • London: A muse throughout the ages

    With its unique fusion of historic castles, thriving streets and towering modern architecture that dominates the city skyline, it comes as no surprise that London has been the muse for many artists.

    From the bustling markets of Camden Town capturing the daily lives of Londoners as they go about their business to the imposing historical landmarks of St Paul’s Cathedral, artists have been expressing their own interpretations of this vibrant city in a range of artistic mediums for hundreds of years.

    It seems that art is as much part of London as Tower Bridge, The Shard or the colourfully uniformed Beefeaters that flank the Tower of London.

    And with so much still left to see and imagine, London will continue to inspire and influence art for many years to come.

    Notable artwork inspired by London cityscapes

    No list of prominent and well-known London artwork is complete without mentioning the dark and brooding series of paintings by impressionist leader Monet of the Palace of Westminster.

    Home to the houses of Parliament, Monet painted this well-known London landmark at different times of the day and during different weather conditions over a number of years using various earthy hues amplified by the fog prevalent to the city in the 1900’s.

    Monet wrote to a friend that "I cannot send you a single canvas of London ... It is indispensable to have them all before me, and to tell the truth not one is definitely finished" regarding this infamous series of artwork that is currently held in private collections throughout the world.

    This quote conveys the idea that the London cityscape is in a continual state of flux and cannot be defined by one picture alone.

    For a more contemporary feel, the work of Peter Van Breda is in stark contrast to that of his French predecessor and uses the effect of light and reflection with small bursts of colour that invite the viewer into experience the ‘instant’ of the painting.

    An artist who understands the urgency of seizing the moment, Van Breda works directly from the subject and speedily captures the essence of the landscape with dynamic effect.

    Some of his best-known pieces include Sunlight on the Thames, St. Paul’s from the Millennium Bridge and Evening Lights, Trafalgar Square with many others being held in private collections in the UK and beyond.

    Emerging talent in the London art world

    As one of the world’s most captured cityscapes, it comes as no surprise that London is a hotbed of emerging artistic talent gaining a stellar reputation on the ever-changing arts scene. Walk down most London streets and you’ll be amazed by the plethora of galleries and art institutions showcasing the works of many up-and-coming artists that gravitate towards this cultural mecca year after year.

    Aisha Haider

    Our Love In London 2 by Aisha Haider Our Love In London 2 by Aisha Haider

    The spirit of modern London has been encapsulated beautifully by prominent London artist Aisha Haider, whose work is exquisitely animated, contemporary and captures the vibrancy of a city teeming with life.

    Using a bold impressionistic style and painting using acrylics, her inspiration stems from subjects such as nature, reflections and umbrellas whilst adding in small elements that are uniquely hers.

    One particularly atmospheric piece is Our Love In London 2, which is a romantic, emotive painting that is sure to conjure warm and sentimental feelings in all that view it.

    Haider’s work is steadily gaining in popularity and having sold in excess of 1,000 pieces so far, her career is certainly one to watch in the future.

     

    Louise Gillard

    Winter pond, Wandsworth Common by Louise Gillard Winter pond, Wandsworth Common by Louise Gillard

    Another notable talent residing in London is award-winning artist Louise Gillard. Recently voted overall winner in the Jackson pastel landscape competition, Gillard excels in creating textured landscapes of her beloved London and further afield for which she uses oils and acrylics to construct her scenes.

    Preferring a loose, interpretive style for her paintings, Gillard has gained a lot of praise for her landscapes and has exhibited her works at Panter & Hall Gallery, Putney Arts Theatre, Urban Art Fair, Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibitions, Wandsworth Arts Fringe and a number of open house exhibitions.

    Gillard’s Winter pond, Wandsworth Common catches the falling autumn foliage beautifully and is certain to be a stand out feature in the home of any owner who is fortunate enough to buy it.

     

    Eraclis Artistidou

    Classic London 234 by Eraclis Artistidou Classic London 234 by Eraclis Artistidou

    A former student of Kingsway College, Eraclis Artistidou draws the inspiration for much of his work from the Thames area in which he was born.

    His work aims for an abstract representation of the subject, and his bold and striking use of layers of colour produces a three-dimensional perspective in which abstract landmarks emerge from his thickly applied paint and sharp, brave lines.

    Small but stark detail is suggested in each piece, giving a sense of place and familiarity whilst keeping his work contemporary and visually engaging for the viewer.

    Some of Eraclis’s latest pieces are currently for sale and will definitely be a talking point once hung in their new home.

    Using new and innovative buildings and materials as his key subject matter lends itself perfectly to the texture and abstract feeling that the artist endeavours to create in all of his pieces. Much of his work focuses upon the varied and interesting skylines of large cities, London being amongst them.

  • Spotlight Artist: Lisa Vallo

    Hidden City by Lisa Vallo

    Over the years, Art2Arts has cultivated one of the biggest and most vibrant communities within the world of art. We have developed a global network of painters, artists, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world and we are proud to offer a vast collection of beautiful artwork. Not only do we offer a simple way for collectors to browse and buy art, we also pride ourselves on giving the spotlight to talented artists and helping them get the recognition they deserve.

    With that in mind, we are using this series of posts to focus on some of the incredibly talented artists that have helped us build such a strong community and bring the joy of art to homes and galleries around the world. If you’re looking for new paintings to add to your collection, this is a great opportunity to find out more about the people behind the art and learn about what inspires them and the journey they have taken.

    This post will focus on one of our favourite self-taught artists, Lisa Vallo. Since partnering with Art2arts, she has quickly become one of our most popular artists and has sold pieces to collectors all over the world. For those already familiar with Lisa’s work, this will give you a wonderful insight into her backstory, her artistic process and how she has become such a renowned member of the Art2arts community.

    Tomorrow by Lisa Vallo

    Experience

    Lisa always had a creative mind and this is what eventually led her to a career as a full-time professional artist. Before that, though, she spent several years working in the interior design sector. This allowed her to use her creative skills and hone her ability to use different colours, shapes and materials to create beautiful compositions. These concepts would later inspire her work as an artist. The ability to mix different mediums and materials together also helped to form the basis of her artistic style.

    Although Lisa never received any formal art training, she was able to develop her own style and pick up skills throughout her years working in creative industries. She always had a passion for art and used her time to learn new techniques and experiment with different materials. She developed a distinctively modern style that reflects in all of her pieces.

    Life Line by Lisa Vallo

    Travelling

    Before settling down to life as a full-time artist, Lisa spent a lot of time on the move, travelling from country to country. Not only did this help her to broaden her horizons, it also provided her with a lot of inspiration to create new and innovative art that reflected her love of modern styles and her passion for working with different materials. She spent a lot of time in some of the world’s most iconic cities such as New York, Berlin and Barcelona.

    The sights and sounds she experienced during her travels were the inspiration behind her focus on cityscapes and architecture. When she looked out over famous city skylines, she saw an opportunity to use the unique shapes, patterns and colours to create unique, contemporary art pieces. During her many expeditions, she continued to create and developed her skills until eventually deciding to focus all her efforts on her work and follow her passion for creating art. Eventually, she decided to settle down in the beautiful area of Yorkshire where she now works from her Bingley studio.

    Mistify by Lisa Vallo

    Career

    In 2003, Lisa made the decision to become a full-time artist and devoted all of her time to creating more of her unique pieces. This gave her even more opportunity to experiment with new techniques and styles. Over the years, she has developed a diverse portfolio of work which has been sold to private collectors and art enthusiasts all over the world. She has cultivated a loyal following within the art community thanks to her unique, one-off commissions.

    In addition to private collectors, Lisa has also done a lot of work for large commercial companies, global brands and celebrity sports stars. The list of names includes Marks & Spencer and the global beauty brand, GHD. The work produced by Lisa speaks for itself and has helped her expand her reach and bring her art to a wider audience.

    Down at the Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea by Lisa Vallo

    Style and process

    Lisa’s art is inspired by her travels and is a representation of the diverse architecture found in cities around the world. She describes her work as intensely modern and prides herself on thinking outside of the box when it comes to choosing materials, colours and textures. The abstract style incorporates a series of different media to create contemporary pieces that would look great in homes, commercial properties and galleries. Lisa likes to use materials such as resin, gouache, Perspex, glass and metallic acrylic to create depth and texture. If you’re looking for something unique to add to your collection, browse her collection of works today.

  • Spotlight Artist: CK Wood

    Bluegrass Landscape by CK Wood

    Ever since Art2Arts was first established, we have aimed to create a bustling global community of artists, collectors and buyers who share a passion for innovation and creativity. Over the years, we have partnered with some of the most talented painters and artists from around the UK and the wider world. We have helped them follow their passion by showcasing their incredible work and providing a wider audience for them to communicate with.

    Continuing on with our journey to explore the lives and careers of our talented artists, we will be focusing on the UK-based painter, Carol Wood and her incredible contributions to the world of art. We hope that by sharing more information about Carol and her many experiences, it will give you more of an insight into the art industry and also into the processes and inspirations that help her to create some of her incredible paintings.

    If you have already heard of CK Wood, you will be familiar with the unique style of her art and how it reflects the beauty of the British countryside. She is particularly well-known for her vibrant depictions of poppies. If you are not familiar with Carol’s work, join us as we dive into the history of her experiences as a passionate creative and a professional artist.

    12 Red Love Roses by CK Wood

    Early years

    Much like many other renowned artists, Carol was first inspired to get creative with pencil and paper by her surroundings. She was born and raised in the City of Leeds which is surrounded by some of the most beautiful rural areas in Yorkshire. As a young explorer, she discovered the natural wonders that were hidden throughout the local woodlands and greeneries. Having a naturally creative mind, she found herself seeing the colours, shapes and textures in a different way and it compelled her to recreate it with pencils and brushes.

    Her fascination with poppies is what helped her to create some of her first substantial pieces and has continued to be an inspiration throughout her entire career. The rural areas in and around Yorkshire are some of the most beautiful in the UK so it’s no surprise that they had such a profound impact on Carol when she was a young aspiring artist. Her parents played a big part in her journey to becoming an artist. They gave her support and provided her with the tools she needed to turn her passion into a talent.

    Honesty Poppies by CK Wood

    Training

    As she got older and developed new interests, Carol’s passion for art and creativity never faded. In fact, throughout her school years, she continued to paint and further develop her technical skills. After finishing school, she decided to focus her efforts on developing a career as an artist and enrolled at the Leeds College of Art and Design. It was there where she was able to really hone her skills, learn new techniques and develop her own unique style.

    While at LCAD, Carol studied as a Surface Pattern Designer and Colourist which allowed her to diversify her skill set and apply her natural creativity to a wide range of different art styles and mediums. After graduating with flying colours (no pun intended) she spent some time studying floral design at the Stockport College of Art and Design which allowed her to express her love for nature and delve deeper into that area of art.

    A Tree Called Life by CK Wood

    Career

    After expanding her knowledge and gaining years of incredible experience during her years of study, Carol decided to put her career as an artist on hold for a while in order to raise a family and spend more time with her children. This only helped to inspire her creativity even more and when the time came, she picked up a paintbrush once again and began creating artwork like never before. She quickly received a lot of attention and praise from the art community which eventually allowed her to paint full-time in 2006.

    Since then, Carol has become a renowned painter and a beloved member of the Art2arts community. Her work has been purchased by collectors and fans from within the UK and all over the world. She continues to paint today from her home in Leeds where she can still find inspiration in the local surroundings.

    Grace Triptych by CK Wood

    Style and process

    As mentioned before, Carol is at her best when she is surrounded by nature and painting the beauty that she finds. Her most popular works are her paintings that feature poppies. She enjoys experimenting with colours and textures to create vibrant paintings that showcase the beauty of nature and Carol’s passion for landscapes.

    Carol’s unique use of perspective and composition invites the eye on a journey of colour into the world of nature. If you’re looking for a beautifully textured piece to add to your collection or have on your wall, be sure to check out Carol’s collection.

  • Spotlight artist: Caroline Ashwood

     

    Beauty Berry Bush by Caroline Ashwood

    Here at Art2Arts, we pride ourselves on being more than just an art seller. We are a strong community consisting of talented artists and dealers that have been brought together through a mutual love for creativity and an appreciation of all art styles. Every week, we welcome new and innovative artists into the community so they can share their work with the world and make connections with collectors and buyers from around the world.

    Our artists are the lifeblood of Art2Arts and in this series, we will be picking a few out and providing you with more information about who they are, how they discovered their passion for art and the ways in which they developed their own unique styles. Whether you’re an aspiring artist yourself or a collector, you can always learn a lot from hearing about the journey of the artist and the experiences that inspired their work.

    In this post, we are taking a closer look at the life and career of one of our favourite artists, Caroline Ashwood. She has been part of the Art2Arts community for years and is renowned for producing some of the best-selling paintings on the website. If you’re thinking about purchasing one of her pieces or you have already added one to your collection, be sure to read on for more insight into her artistic history.

    Brilliant Bloom by Caroline Ashwood

    Early years

    Caroline was born in 1970 just as the swinging sixties was dying out and the era of disco and flared jeans was just beginning. She was born in Yorkshire, England which is known for its beautiful rural areas, bustling towns and quaint villages. It was the colourful and lively scenery that first inspired some of Caroline’s earliest paintings and drawings. Even at such a young age, it became clear to herself and her parents that she had a passion and a natural talent for art. She would spend hours painting and sketching every chance she got and was always looking for inspiration in nature.

    It was the local Bluebell Woods where Caroline would spend her days exploring and sketching the natural beauty she discovered. The leaves, flowers and bright natural colours were what inspired her to first put pencil to paper. It was this instinctive passion for creativity and observation that made her realise that she wanted to enter the world of art and improve her talents.

    Indigo Mosaic #2 by Caroline Ashwood

    Training

    Her first step towards an exciting career in art came when Caroline received formal training as a graphic designer. In this role, she got a real taste of working within the industry and got a chance to learn from talented professionals. She was able to get hands-on experience and increase her passion and creative side while improving her technical skills. After that, she moved on to work for the renowned advertising agency, M&C Saatchi among others. This was a unique opportunity that allowed Caroline to work with some of the best artists in the business. However, she eventually left after finding her true calling.

    Career painter

    During her time working in the graphic design industry, Caroline was able to cultivate a following thanks to her unique and creative work. After receiving a lot of praise and selling a number of her original pieces, she decided to become a full-time painter in 2002. This allowed her to focus completely on her work and get back to her roots. She opened up a studio in her home of Yorkshire where she was once again able to let the natural scenery inspire her to create colourful and vibrant artwork.

    Throughout her career, Caroline has developed a global network of collectors and buyers. In addition to hundreds of homes, her work can be seen in a number of galleries around the world. Her paintings have also been featured in various shows and award ceremonies over the years where they have captured the attention of the biggest names in the business.

     

    High Tide by Caroline Ashwood

    Style and process

    What sets Caroline’s work apart from others is the vibrant and visceral style that creates a sense of excitement and gives life to the canvas. When talking about her work, Caroline explains how she relies on her instincts to create spontaneous pieces that reflect her internal passion in addition to the inspiration she gets from her surroundings. The abstract style of her work is truly unique and is a reflection of her natural ability to express herself through her art.

    As you browse through her collection of paintings, you’ll see that there is a consistent vibrancy throughout all of them but there are a variety of different styles and subject matter. Caroline’s love for nature is evident in all of her work, from ocean-inspired pieces to paintings that follow a theme of flowers and plants. The liveliness of her paintings will add colour and excitement to any room or gallery.

  • Top 10 Artwork Trends for 2018

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    The art world is always changing, constantly evolving with each passing year and bringing more and more interesting and evocative trends to the forefront of the art industry. It is now 2018, and as such the world of art is moving in a new direction, with a range of exciting new trends that will set out to break the mould, inspire artists and encourage a broader variety of artwork being created on a daily basis.

    This year, the art world will see an eclectic mix of popular trends come to the forefront. From masterful monochrome to simplistic line drawings, brilliant brights, images of the powerful woman, Japanese-inspired art and beautifully muted florals, this rich selection of trends makes for a very exciting year for art.

    No matter what your preferred style of art is, there is something for absolutely everyone to enjoy in this year’s artwork trends, from the incredibly simplistic to the bright and bold. Read on to find out more about the top ten artwork trends for 2018.

    Simplicity

    Simplistic line drawings and prints are becoming more and more popular. These simple designs, often of people, flowers or animals, are so versatile and look great on display in any home. They celebrate the elegance of simplicity and are often influenced by the likes of Matisse and Picasso.

    Brilliant Brights

    In a stark contrast to the simplistic drawings mentioned above, another trend for 2018 is brilliant brights. Bright, bold hues that scream for attention are set to grace our walls this year, combined with abstract florals and shapes. Inspired by 80s brights, these pieces are forecast to be a real statement, talking point works of art that you simply will not be able to tear your eyes away from.

    Metallic Highlights

    Artwork featuring mixed metals is also very much on trend for 2018, with the use of gold leaf and metallic accents becoming increasingly popular. These work best with more abstract pieces, adding dimension and texture to the artwork. Popular metals used in such artwork include silver, gold and copper.

    The Powerful Woman

    As 2017 saw women break through the silence with the ‘Me Too’ movement, speaking openly and challenging many of the issues in our society, it makes perfect sense that one of the trends for artwork in 2018 has got to be female empowerment. These pieces of art celebrate the powerful woman and absolutely everything she stands for.

    Sage, Celery & Avocado Hues

    Earthy sage, celery and avocado tones are also trending in the art world for 2018. These natural, earthy hues work well in botanical prints and whilst they are a world away from Pantone’s 2017 colour of the year ‘Greenery’, a bright lime green, they continue to demonstrate the power and versatility of the colour green. They invoke a sense of warmth and give off a cosy vibe when used within the home.

    Relaxed Florals

    Florals will always be popular in the world of art, but for 2018 it’s all about toned-down, muted, florals. Think water colour florals, simple line drawings of flowers and moody, toned-down photographs. These relaxed florals invoke a sense of calm and serenity, and work well in the home without becoming too distracting.

    Monochrome

    Monochrome photography has always been popular, however it makes a big comeback this year, with black and white fashion photography being a big hit in particular. Sophisticated black and white portraits compliment modern homes perfectly, often including famous icons such as Kate Moss, Brigitte Bardot or Sophia Loren.

    Pantone’s Colour of the Year

    For 2018, Pantone’s Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet, a bright, bold blue-based purple hue. As it’s the colour of the year, it is most definitely a trend for 2018, and this somewhat futuristic shade is said to communicate ‘originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.’ It works well in jewel-toned artworks and space-themed artworks.

    Graphic Art

    Graphic design has become increasingly popular in the art world and this year is no different. Geometric patterns, graffiti and street-style art are all popular examples of graphic design art that we should see gracing our walls and art galleries throughout the year.

    Wabi Sabi

    Wabi Sabi is a Japanese philosophy, which focuses around and celebrates the beauty of imperfection. Kintsugi, which is the Japanese art of mending broken things with gold, is an example of how Wabi Sabi celebrates these imperfections. So, artwork that demonstrates the beauty of imperfection is set to be big news this year.

    So there you have it – the ten biggest trends in the art world for 2018. This year is set to be a very exciting one for artists and art enthusiasts alike!

  • The Life of an Artist: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Life as an Artist

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    A life as an artist is something many people aspire to. It gives you the opportunity to be free, to work for yourself, create as often as you like and do something you are truly passionate about.

    Whilst every artist is different, there are some similarities all artists share that will give you an insight into what it is like to be an artist and how they spend their time day-by-day. Read on for a behind-the-scenes look at life as an artist.

    Say Goodbye to the 9-5

    For the majority of creatives out there, a 9-5 job simply isn’t appealing. Most artists want the freedom to create on their own terms, which is why a career making art and working for themselves is so attractive. Some artists may keep to a strict working schedule, whereas others might find they are only able to work on their art when creativity strikes them. Some artists will work better at night, whilst others may be early risers, starting work at 5 and finishing for the day by lunchtime. Whilst every artist is different, the thing that applies to the majority of them is that they are free to choose their working hours, and what works best for their creativity.

    Alone Time

    Of course, working as an artist does mean that all of your working time is spent alone. Some people can find artistry a lonely job for this reason, whilst others prefer it is as it gives them the space to get their creative juices flowing. Artists who find their work lonely often have a pet to keep them company throughout the day, or make sure to see friends and family during their lunch break. Some may even work in a shared studio with other artists, to break free from any potential loneliness.

    Gathering Inspiration

    Anyone in the creative field will know that there are times when you simply cannot find the inspiration needed to create your work. Particularly for artists, inspiration is of paramount importance because it, ultimately, is what makes an artist’s work unique. Depending on the type of artwork an artist does, sometimes it is worth them taking a step back, getting out of their comfort zone and becoming re-inspired. Some artists may spend several days devoted to regaining the inspiration for their work, and when inspiration does hit, it’s a valuable moment for an artist.

    Getting Out and About

    In order to get and stay inspired, many artists need to venture outside of their typical studio atmosphere in order to rest their mind, take a break from work and have a change of scenery. Many artists might venture out on their lunch break, while for others (those who paint landscapes, for example) will be regularly out and about in order to fulfil their role as an artist. Some artists even go as far as travelling far and wide in order to gather inspiration for their artwork, so when they return home they have lots of new inspiration to help them create their work.

    Seeing the World a Different Way

    One thing that all artists have in common is their ability to see the world in a different way. It is widely known that creative people see the world inversely to other individuals: they often daydream, people watch, surround themselves with beauty and observe absolutely everything around them. That’s why getting out and about works so well for artists – it gives them the chance to interpret the world their way, observe the things around them and gain inspiration from it.

    Unafraid of Failure

    Many artists are incredibly resilient, and despite facing difficulties or finding themselves failing more than once, they keep on going and working towards their goals. Whilst it can be frustrating for artists when things go wrong, often leading to them needing time to regain the inspiration they have lost, it also helps to strengthen them as artists and helps guide their goals on a daily basis. Many artists will display works they are particularly proud of in their studio to help motivate and inspire them.

    No Two Days Are the Same

    Unlike typical 9-5 office jobs, when you work as an artist, no two days are ever the same. There is always something new to create, new inspiration to gather and new ways of looking at the world. It is a career which never gets boring, as ultimately as an artist you are in control of your day-to-day activities and when and how you choose to spend your time. There is nothing monotonous about art, so as an artist every single day is exciting, varied and often unpredictable.

  • Artwork for Spring

    Spring is most definitely in the air: the flowers are beginning to bloom, sunny days are on the rise, the birds are singing their spring song and the earth is beginning to awaken once more.

    Spring is such a wonderful time of the year: this beautiful season brings new life into the world, is a great chance to start afresh, and brings with it a real sense of hope and optimism.

    As spring is such a visual, positive season, it makes perfect sense for spring artwork to be incredibly popular. Whilst the spring blossoms and daffodils only last for so long, a piece of artwork representing the season of spring will last you a lifetime.

    Looking for some spring artwork to adorn your walls at home with? At Art2Arts, many of our artists have created some seriously stunning spring artworks. Read on as we run through some of the gorgeous spring-inspired artworks currently available at Art2Arts.

     

    Arrival of Spring by Maureen Greenwood

    Arrival of Spring Artist: Maureen Greenwood

    Arrival of Spring’ by Maureen Greenwood is a gorgeous abstract piece, which comes alive with a combination of stunning colours and iridescent and metallic paints. Metallic accents are on trend for 2018 in the art world, so ‘Arrival of Spring’ is the perfect piece for even the most discerning art lover.

    ‘Arrival of Spring’ would look wonderful in any modern home and is sure to liven up the simplest of spaces. It is acrylic on canvas, measures 30 x 30 x 1.5 inches and is available to purchase for £325.

     

    Spring Lambs by Zoe Elizabeth Norman

    Spring Lambs Artist: Zoe Elizabeth Norman

    It wouldn’t be spring without seeing a spring lamb or two frolicking in a field, and ‘Spring Lambs’ by Zoe Elizabeth Norman does this oh so perfectly. Sitting in a meadow of primroses and butterflies, this piece beautifully captures the character of these two playful lambs. The mix of yellow and green give off a feeling of joy and positivity, what the season of spring is all about.

    Spring Lambs’ would look wonderful in traditional or more modern homes and is guaranteed to make you smile every time you see it. It is a watercolour piece on Hot Pressed Fabriano watercolour paper and measures 24 x 29 x 0.1 inches. It is available to purchase for £185.

     

    Blossoms in the Rain: A Parisienne Spring by David King

    Blossoms in the Rain: A Parisienne Spring by David King

    Blossoms in the Rain: A Parisienne Spring’ by David King is a stunning depiction of a rainy Paris during springtime. This piece is ideal for Paris fans and features the iconic Eiffel Tower in the background. The reflection of the rain on the pavement is beautifully captured, giving the piece an ethereal vibe.

    The piece would look perfect in traditional or more contemporary homes. It is an acrylic piece on box canvas and measures 24 x 36 x 1.5 inches. It is available to purchase for £95.

     

    Spring Cow by Irina Rumyantseva

     Spring Cow by Irina Rumyantseva

    Spring Cow’ by Irina Rumyantseva is a unique abstract piece, which stands out from the colourful spring pieces previously mentioned. With thick textured acrylic paint strokes, this expressive painting captures the essence of spring in a completely different way, with the black and white contrasting against the bright red nose.

    This painting would look beautiful in modern homes and is acrylic on canvas board. It measures 16 x 16 x 0.2 inches and is available to purchase for £89.

     

    Pink Blossom by Simon Fairless

     Pink Blossom by Simon Fairless

    One of the first definite signs that spring has arrived has got to be when the trees begin to blossom. ‘Pink Blossom’ by Simon Fairless captures this moment beautifully, with the gorgeous pale pink blossom contrasting against the bright, azure blue sky. This abstract work of art is simple yet powerful and is a brilliant representation of spring.

    This piece would work in both modern and more traditional homes. It is acrylic on canvas with gallery-wrapped sides and measures 26 x 26 x 1.3 inches. It is available to purchase for £630.

     

    Spring Flowers on Yellow by Jan Rippingham

    Spring Flowers on Yellow by Jan Rippingham

    Spring Flowers on Yellow’ by Jan Rippingham is a simplistic yet unique take on the season of spring. With a bright yellow background contrasting against the stark black jug, the painting comes to life thanks to the stunning spring flowers within it. This playful painting is sure to brighten up even the dullest of spaces and promotes the positive outlook that naturally comes with the season of spring.

    The painting would be perfect for both traditional and more modern homes and measures 15 x 22 x 0 inches. It is acrylic on watercolour paper and is available to purchase for £95.

    Every piece of spring artwork featured here is currently available to purchase from Art2Arts.

     

     

     

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