I recently came across an article on Houzz, a piece of which, I just had to pass on to my blog followers. As you may know, Houzz is the world’s leading website for interior design and remodeling ideas. Since my large original painting portfolio is displayed on my Houzz website (Alan Zawacki Fine Art on Houzz), this article really spoke to me. This is a brief excerpt from “9 Reasons to Buy a Painting” by Laura Gaskill (lolalina).
“There’s no doubt that buying prints and posters is fun (and affordable) — but there’s a lot to be said for saving up for a piece of one-of-a-kind art. If you’ve been sticking with framed prints, let these 9 reasons tempt you into your neighborhood gallery to peruse the paintings instead.
1. Buying a painting supports the artist directly.
2. Paintings are tactile.
3. Paintings are perfect for renters.
4. Paintings are one of a kind.
5. Paintings are handmade.
6. A painting can make the room.
7. Paintings make a house feel like home.
8. Paintings inspire.
9. Curating your own art gallery is fun!”
After reading Laura's article, I added my own thoughts in her comment section:
“There are people who like art and there are people who love art. There are people who use art as a backdrop and there are people who use it as the inspiration and emotion for their space. One size does not fit all. And, that's the beauty of it all. Everyone can get what they want.
The "artist" creates from inspiration and emotion. When a person can feel that transference into their home, it makes it all worthwhile for the artist.
An original can create an overarching "feeling" in the home. It can bring energy, excitement and wonder or it can bring peaceful daydreaming, relaxation and soothing.
I think that it's great that you get to choose.”
Have a great day.