Here at Fabulous Frames & Art, our customers often ask us for help in solving visual problems, for instance, adding a touch of art to an oddly shaped wall, or using artwork to make a room appear bigger. Today, we’d like to give you some inspiration in solving a very common problem — adding a pop of color to your home without having to paint your walls or reupholster your furniture. From abstracts to landscapes, we’ve got great art for your perusal!
Above, Pure Color by San Diego-based painter Liz Jardine positively radiates with saturated, exuberant color! Jardine’s background is in the fiber arts and, in this print, you can definitely see the influence of textiles and tapestries.
Artist Joyce Kamikura was born in Canada, raised in Japan, and now resides just outside of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. Her large-scale Duet, pictured below, is both bold and bright.
Below is a large-scale floral piece by Victoria Montesinos, a Mexican-born painter who currently lives and works in New York City. Her work focuses primarily on close-ups of flowers:
Photographer Jennifer Broussard lives in West Hollywood, California, where she creates simple but beautifully composed collages of natural elements, like this one, in which an orchid flower meets bamboo, printed on a high-gloss white enamel surface which acts as an alternative to conventional framing:
Below is a most unusual photographic print by Robert Buelteman, which is the result of a laborious process in which the flowers are whittled down into translucence and momentarily electrified, Buelteman’s camera capturing the resulting glow. For more information about this unique process, check out the Wired Magazine article “Force of Nature: Artist Puts Petal to the Metal for Electrifying Images.”
This vibrant, large-scale abstract print by San Francisco-based painter Asha Menghrajani is sure to add drama to any space:
Photographer Rebecca Tolk makes her home in Asheville, North Carolina, where she uses a Holga camera to capture incredible hues and light effects without the aid of any digital manipulation. This particular photograph has been printed on bamboo, a renewable resource with a subtle texture that perfectly complements this image of flowers, and which can be displayed without glass:
Posta del Sol is a calm and meditative abstract piece by painted Wani Pasion. Its subtly shifting colors feature a quiet intensity that we just adore here at Fabulous Frames & Art:
Painter Barbara McCann is based in Sarasota, Florida. McCann, who studied design and architectural illustration and later taught at Ringling College of Art & Design, travels all over the world to find inspiration for her lush, color-drenched landscapes:
Carolyn Reynolds holds degrees in both Studio Art and Art History from UC Irvine, and her panoramic Golden Forest is a favorite of ours for this delicate detail and moody color palette:
The photographer William Vanscoy lives on the rugged Southern Coast of Oregon, where he focuses on moody landscapes such as this one, which is entitled Only One More Chance:
Michelle Abrams, a graduate of Yale University and a former animator for Sesame Street, creates lush floral artwork with rich textures and colors reminiscent of Southern California, where she currently lives:
This large landscape by Peter Hulsey can definitely brighten up even the most dreary space:
Painter Nicole Etienne holds a BFA from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She has painted and lived in Italy, London, and Ireland and now makes New York City her home, where she continues to paint “mood over realism” as evidenced in this richly hued poppy:
Feel free to bring us your art, or simply visit one of our galleries with some ideas, and our design consultants can walk you through the process of choosing and framing artwork to maximize its color impact. In addition to our inventory or framed and unframed art, we can order prints from you from a variety of publishers and artists.
Fabulous Frames & Art is a family-owned custom frame shop and print gallery with five locations in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. In addition to carrying the floral prints pictured here, we are the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, and also carry the work of his wife Edie Harper, their son Brett Harper, and other artists including John Ruthven, G. Harvey, John Stobart, Mort Kunstler, Michael Blaser, and Charles Frace, among many others.