Our homes are an extension of our personalities. It is a space where we should feel safe and comfortable. This concept has been heightened over the last couple of years as working patterns for many shifted due to the pandemic. Bedrooms turned into ‘work from home’ stations and we started to look at our homes from a different perspective.
It is safe to say our homes have become, whether we like it or not, more important than ever. The way in which we design our homes can greatly impact the way a space is used, the way we feel in a space and ultimately our overall happiness.
Whether you are looking to start an art collection or make a one-off purchase to improve your home interior, buying at auction is a great place to start. Art should be accessible and everyone should be able to have the opportunity to purchase a piece of art than means something to them, looks spectacular and ultimately improves their sense of wellbeing whilst in their home.
Search, bid, buy, collect and hang
The route to finding the perfect piece shouldn’t be difficult. Finding art that suits your style, home and interior should be an enjoyable and fun experience. Buying at auction is a great place to start and can be very straight forward ‘search, bid, buy, collect and hang.’
Francesca Whitham, Dreweatts’ picture specialist has selected three ‘Ready to Hang’ works of art included in the upcoming Art Online auction.
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Lot 6: λ Jan Hardisty (Danish/British B. 1948) 'Jugs & Bottles' giclée print | Est £50-80 (+ fees)
To start I am selecting Lot 6 by Danish born artist Jan Hardisty. Hardisty grew up in England and turned to photography after studying graphic design. He was fascinated with light and light manipulation. I love this simple still life of Jugs and Bottles which Hardisty has captured in a monotone giclee print. Mounted and framed in a sleek black frame the work is perfect for both the country kitchen or sleek minimalist design. The small bottles at the front of the composition remind me of some similar bottles we found when digging a vegetable patch in our garden when I was a little girl. A nod to archaeological findings and our community’s past.
Lot 115: λ Edward Holroyd Pearce (British 1901-1990) 'Aletsch Glacier, The Alps' oil on canvas-board | Est £300-500 (+ fees)
Despite this work (Lot 115) having been painted in 1953 I feel the colour scheme and simplicity of brushstroke is extremely modern. It feels as if the artist has painted in the shadows and depth of the mountain rather the outline of the mountain itself. The soft pink and blue hues are brought to life by the thin gild trim on the linen lined wooden frame. This piece would be perfect to hang in a bedroom or a snug area where you are trying to create an atmosphere of calm and relaxation. I could easily snuggle up with a blanket and cup of coffee wistfully dreaming about the way light hits the gorgeous Aletsch glacier in the Alps.
Lot 138: λ Tuema Pattie (Irish B. 1938) 'The Great Wall Of China' oil on paper | Est £200-400 (+ fees)
This striking image of The Great Wall of China (Lot 138) by Irish artist Tuëma Pattie is mounted and ready to hang in a thin off-white frame. The colours are vibrant and leap off the sheet as the viewer’s eye follows the winding wall. This work would look amazing against both a neutral or bold wall colour in the modern home. Perhaps a reminder of a past adventure or potentially a goal for the future. Art can be interpreted in so many different ways and serves as a brilliant talking point.
Friday 10 February | 10.30am GMT
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE
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