art interiors' blog

It was an exceptionally busy Festival of Smalls opening, with tonnes of little works finding new homes. Curious to see examples of smalls groupings in private spaces, I asked our fabulous web designer, and client, Steven Ishiwara to send us a picture of his recent acquisitions. In their bedroom, Steven and Brad grouped six of Greg Shegler's bold dollar bill works, creating a dramatic wall in a minimal space.
Late October, I spent ten days in London immersed in an intense cultural adventure. I found refuge sipping tea with Lisa's sister, Steffanie Brown, in her gorgeous Notting Hill flat. Despite the distance, Steffie & Garvin have built up a solid collection of work from Canadian artists. I personally adore Toronto artist Lizzie Vickery's large photograph of London in miniature - the focal point of their living room. You would hardly notice the rainy London days in their cheerful space, filled with colourful, contemporary pieces.
Art Interiors' annual exhibition the Festival of Smalls (artwork from $55 – $250) is days away. We are currently hiding away little gems of art that arrive in the gallery daily, until their unveiling on Saturday November 13th, at 10am. Lisa and I played around with a few to create several eclectic groupings, mixing mediums and styles. Here we reveal a few pieces from the show, and illustrate examples of pairing small works.
Graphic and playful artworks animate the walls in Lisa and Shira's sons' bedrooms. Animal and transportation themed pieces and bright abstract works create a wonderful environment for homework and play. (And play we did. After shooting Shira's house early this week I found myself losing terribly to her son in an intense toy car racing game…)
Oregon painter Elizabeth Bauman is the newest addition to Art Interiors’ roster of artists, and my latest obsession. Her paintings have a disquieting loveliness and nostalgia reminiscent of old family photos and portraits. Simple, abstract forms are the foundation of her work, subdued in a soft, pretty palette. In their stillness, austere poses and vacant stares, her figures emanate an air of solemnity and formality.