Creating a scheme for a space is the easy. Finding art to fill walls can be quite an adventure. Everyone sees something different in art, relates to art in their own way and you'd be surprised how many people have never really ventured into buying real pieces of art.
When I have a client who has never bought a piece of art, I present a wide range of pieces that I think would look good in the space. The gut reaction from the client steers us in the right direction. Some people see landscapes as classic and beautiful, others see them as, well, not for them. I love it all and the challenge of finding original, non-decorator-y, pieces has become a new perk of the job. There is nothing like seeing a client's reaction to an impactful piece on their walls. It changes the whole space and in most cases, opens the client up to being on the look out for great pieces in the future.
When I sat down to get my blog on this morning (yeah there is no weekly blog plan around here) I thought I'd write about each of my favorite sources all in one post - but they're too good and there are too many pieces to jam it all into one day. So, every Thursday for the next few weeks I'll be sharing my favorite finds - from abstract to membership art (!) to finds for a steal, I'm giving up all the goods. Just for you.
First up, is GREGG IRBY FINE ART
My sister, who lives in Atlanta, took me to this charming gallery a few years ago to eye a Michelle Armas piece she and her husband were planning to bring home. I had never been in a space like Gregg Irby before - it was light and white like most galleries, but the vibe was so welcoming and wonderfully casual. We looked through rows of colorful canvases and years later, I am introducing clients to the awesome array of work from the southern gem of a gallery. It is one of my favorite go to spots by far. And, I kind of feel like I'm giving away my secret weapon but every piece is so great, I think the world would be a little happier if every home had one.
Love. It. All.
And the best part is any of these pieces could work in any kind of space. Honestly - modern, masculine, feminine. They each have their own statement to make and I am lusting after some Erin Gregory at the moment. Hey Santa! Gregg Irby Fine Art has GIFT CARDS! Just putting that out there...