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It’s Time To Rotate Your Art

September 10, 2016 in American Made,Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Janelle Cox,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

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By The Garden Shed by Janelle Cox

Here comes Autumn and all the changes it brings along with it. This is the time of year you are likely changing your wardrobe and rotating what’s in your closets for warmer clothing.

Many art collectors have shared that this is the time of year they too change what is displayed on their walls. For many, when the seasons change,  fall housecleaning and rearranging seems natural, like moving the open-toed shoes to the back of the closet. If you store favorite art pieces because of limited wall space, isn’t it time to rotate your artwork? With holidays approaching, freshening up the house includes your walls with either new art or pieces from storage, or both.

There is no need to stop collecting because you have run out of wall space! Store some pieces for the winter months and bring in a few new “must have” works of art. Rotating artwork is fun and it allows you to upgrade with new favorites for a fresh new look. It is a great time to add a punch of color in the fall, as the days get shorter and gardens start to loose their blooms.

Experiment by adding something new to something old to create a new theme for the new season. Sometimes an old, nearly forgotten favorite feels new again especially when paired with something new. If what you loved decades ago seems to have lost a little appeal, just pass it on to someone else to enjoy, and replace it with something new you recently discovered.  It can be fun making changes to your wardrobe and art collection. We can certainly help with the artwork … and since we are all fashionistas at the gallery, we can offer opinions on that too!

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Change Your Status Quo With Art

May 19, 2015 in Art,art education,Art Gallery,Artists,Children,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Janelle Cox,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Janelle Cox is Never Satisfied with The Status Quo and always brings new subject matter and fresh ideas to her canvas

 

How do you change status quo to get the most out of life? Do you look for new challenges? New adventures? Push the envelope a little?

In a recent conversation with a local Artist, he reminded me that he knows he isn’t improving or growing as an artist unless he brings new ideas to the forefront by challenging himself. He feels he isn’t doing his best work unless he sees improvement and the status quo never works for him. Ever.

In 1991, Ronald Regan said, “Status quo, you know, that is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.” If you don’t really like the “mess” you’re in, change it. Don’t settle for status quo.

I believe we all have the power to make change, to challenge ourselves, to improve our current state of affairs.  I like to believe that collecting art is part of that process.  It enriches our lives.  It makes us see the world with different eyes and feel a closer connection to world we live in.  Art transfers positive energy to our personal lives.

Case in point: After returning from being away for a period, I experienced with fresh eyes what visitors see when they walk through Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s door. It was reassuring to feel a much needed escape from the status quo and so much positive charge among our collections. I couldn’t have been more pleased to see new artwork that arrived while I as gone by Greg Custer, Janelle Cox, Fred Lunger and other dedicated artists.

It was a wonderful reminder that HWG continues to offer what is important and needed in our lives to stay uplifted and positive about the future. Stop in soon and see the new work now hanging by these fine artists–work that is always charged with energy, aesthetically appealing with a fresh contemporary flair and the perfect antidote for the status quo.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow ~ Albert Einstein

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Stills, Far From Dead

November 2, 2014 in Art,Art Gallery,Clifford T. Bailey,Colorado,Janelle Cox,Oils | Comments (0)

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16×12 Still Life by Greg Custer

He’s busy. He’s teaching. He’s working on new work for Hunter-Wolff Gallery! There’s little downtime in the life of an artist.His name is Greg Custer and like many artists, Greg is happy to let someone else name his paintings.  His newest painting (left) is beautiful and deserves a beautiful name. Greg asked that we name his painting so it doesn’t have to hang on the wall called “Still Life”. We are happy to accept ideas from our readers, too.

Did you know that a still life painting is the study of inanimate objects (referred to a nature morte which is a French term meaning dead nature)? Often, the objects are ordinary, everyday objects that anyone might recognize. Still lifes are often groupings that include floral arrangements, fruit, vegetables, kitchenware, and more. But, perhaps even more importantly, a key feature of still life art work is the degree of control that the artist can exercise over the work. The elements that make up a still life are grouped or positioned by the artist. Lighting is also an important element in a still to create a mood. Still life painting can be seen to be a relatively pure, even abstract, form of art.

While still life painting can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, it was only with the Dutch painters of the 17th century that it came into its own as a painting genre. Still life artists of the 19th century such as Cezanne, Renoir, Fantin-Latour and, in the United States, Raphaelle Peale took still life painting in new directions.

Stills remain a popular genre and often found in art collections to some degree. Highly popular Hunter-Wolff Gallery artists who specialize in this genre include Greg Custer, Clifford T. Bailey, Janelle Cox, Justin Clements, and more.

We look forward to learning if you are a collector or fan of still life paintings. Send us your comments.

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On Our Radar Screen

October 6, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Award,Colorado,Custom Art,Fine Art,Honors,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Janelle Cox,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Hunter-Wolff Gallery is known for its very fine regional artists, most of whom reside in Colorado. On any given day, visitors are likely to bump into one of our 30-some artists or jewelry designers because they frequently come and go to update or replace work.

There are a handful of artists, however, who live and work somewhere other than Colorado, like oil painter Janelle Cox.  We met Janelle in 2005 when she lived within 30 minutes of the gallery.  From the very start, she was one of the gallery’s most popular landscape and figurative artists with an impressionistic style. Her range of plein air and in-studio skills is broader than many artists. I quickly learned from Janelle that she is one of those people never satisfied with her own level of expertise, in spite of her success, awards and accolades. This dissatisfaction has driven her to reach beyond her comfort level and to grow as a professional. She has studied and trained endlessly to produce  some of the finest paintings collectors admire at Hunter-Wolff Gallery. We have watched her grow and develop as a mature artist with a unique style and appeal.

Hint: Why this gallery appreciates Janelle Cox ~  Janelle is open to custom work (commissions) and dedicated to her craft.  This artist is rated in our book at the top of our professional artist list. We give Janelle’s paintings high marks and we buy them for our own personal collection, too.

If you are interesting is paintings that  can be enjoy over the course of your life, we suggest considering oils by Janelle Cox for your first . . . second or tenth original painting. Whatever stage you are at in collecting artwork, you won’t make a mistake adding one by Janelle Cox to your collection.

Janelle and her husband currently reside in Austin Texas but she remains on our radar and is highly regarded among her  peers.

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Making A Connection

June 10, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Janelle Cox,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

 

Hill Country Blues by Janelle Cox

Many of our loyal patrons started collecting quality art for the first time after visiting Hunter-Wolff Gallery.  One collector recently said he had collected sculpture and paintings before meeting us, but his choices were always based on price because he felt that was the best way to grow his collection.  Today, he better understands that you get what you pay for and now he looks for quality pieces he feels a connection with.  “It makes more sense to buy quality art that has meaning. I buy fewer pieces in a year but I buy only what I love.  Hunter-Wolff Gallery has taught me so much more about art than I ever knew before and it has made a difference.  I am so proud of my Hunter-Wolff Gallery collection.”

We’d love to hear your stories about collecting and how you got started.  You can send us an email to staff@hunterwolffgallery.com or leave a comment to this article.

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Red, Red, Red Roofs

June 2, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Janelle Cox,Oils,Paintings | Comments (0)

Red Roof Series by janelle Cox

Artist Janelle Cox is back!  Fans are showing bigger smiles because Janelle is in full swing with her much-loved red, red, red roof series at Hunter-Wolff Gallery.  In 2008, Janelle offered a series of about a dozen oils featuring mediterranean red roof hilltop villages that seemed to fly out the gallery door.  Fans and friends of the gallery asked if she would ever offer another series in this style and we are happy to report, yes.  On Friday, June 1 she made a special appearance to unveil her Red Roof collection along with other “tasty” gems as well.

This opening was a huge success and many of her paintings sold before officially opening.  Don’t wait if you love this style work because we promise, they will not last long.

Stop in and join Janelle’s fan club. Hunter-Wolff Gallery is open 7 days a week all summer!

 

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The Wait is Over

August 26, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Janelle Cox,Oils,Old Colorado City,Paintings | Comments (0)

Ruby Ear-Drops 8x10 by Janelle Cox

Isn’t it hard waiting for something you are looking forward to? All the fans who collect and admire work by Janelle Cox have been waiting for some time for her newest release.  It’s here.
Why the long wait?  You deserve an explanation and it’s not complicated.  Janelle and her family experienced a major life change that meant a move.  Now she is settled, her home art studio is set up and she has been working non-stop.
Here are a few of her newest portraiture oils we recommend for your personal space. And, she is doing a little seascape work inspired by some recent visits at the water edge.  Can’t you see these hanging in your office or living room?  Janelle uses colors that can blend or compliment most color schemes and is always bringing beautiful and inviting subject matter to our world.
If adding color and “happy” subject matter to your collection is what you are looking for, consider this award-winning artist for your walls.

Blue Ribbons by Janelle Cox

Waterlilies by Janelle Cox

Dawn Breaks by janelle Cox

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