Donna Gordon Blown Glass
Finding art that appeals to your taste and fits your style takes time. It is like finding a good wine. Not all are equal. Not all will fit your tastes but the best place to find a good wine could be a winery or specialist. The best place to start your search for good art is at a reputable gallery. Galleries are specialists and have relationships with many artists working in many different styles. They know about trends and are eager to help. Building relationships with clients and helping clients are always to their advantage. You should find the kind of help you expect at a gallery and should expect ideas and recommendations as your communication unfolds.
It you start working with an art gallery and they don’t respond to your needs, it is time to move onto another gallery for help. Galleries don’t just sell art, they are there to share their expertise, to educate, to enlighten, to inspire, and to offer ideas and suggestions. At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, we believe the most important service we can offer is our knowledge. The more our customers know about art, techniques, styles and options, the deeper our relationships become.
We always suggest that when buying art–especially if you are unsure, ask if you can take a piece home before you commit. Take a day or two to live with your new piece and make sure it makes you feel good. Sometimes you need to see it in your own space and test it in your own lighting. Natural light and artificial light will make your piece look different and checking the effects of day and night light is important.
It also might help if you try different kinds of art for greater interest. If you need a wall piece, find a painting or wall hanging that you just can’t live without. Then try a three dimensional piece that picks up colors or the theme you are developing for a table or shelf. The pieces of art shown here are complimentary, tasteful, and appealing to the eye. The vase picks up some of the colors in the oil painting and together they make a statement.
Mystic Seaport by K. A. McMahon
If you have some pieces of art in your home, you will want to find other pieces that work well together but bring interest and texture into your space. Pottery, glass, fiber art, wood turned bowls, metal work, etc., take the eye from one piece to another and give the room harmony.
Tip: Be sure to write down measurements of your space or of pieces you want for the wall, shelves, tables, and niches. Your favorite gallery will be better able to help you when you have specific sizes and details about your space.
At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, you can expect someone to help with all your questions and if needed, to send someone to your home to help with more complex projects.
Happy Art Hunting!