A new piece of art can completely transform a space, shifting the color palette or personality of the room in an instant. Bright colors, gestural brushstrokes, moody hues, organic forms, and intriguing textures—elements that will readily add interest and depth to a stretch of wall or quiet corner—all come into play when considering the perfect piece for the area in question, making the hunt an exciting exercise in exploring artists’ techniques and offerings. Whether you’re interested in refreshing a space to suit a mood or season, these eight works are sure to make a major impact.
- “Learning to Dance in the Rain” by Alexis Martinez Puleio in Naples, Florida. Acrylic painting coated in resin, 16” x 20” x 3/4.”
- “Untitled” by Ad Reinhardt. Oil on canvas, 36” x 24.” Available from Heather James Fine Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
- “Cheerful Spirit” by Charlotte Terrell in Nashville, Tennessee. Mixed media on birch panel, 11” x 14” x 2.”
- “I Am Who You Say I Am” by Tyler Guinn in Austin, Texas. Acrylic with thickening gel, pastel, pencil on canvas, 36”x 46” x 1.”
- “Amalfi” by Russell Stephenson. Oil on panel, 42” x 48.” Available from An Arte Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.
- “La Pêche” by Annie Richardson in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mixed media, 20” x 20.”
- “A Warrant and a Witness” by Laurie Buck. Acrylic on canvas, 60” x 48,” framed. Available from Art and Light Gallery in Greenville, South Carolina.
- “Closer Study” by Sarah Otts in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Mixed media on paper, 15” x 11.”