Stella Dunkley - How To Choose Art For Your Home

by Aileen Mitchell 28. November 2016 08:36

Stella DunkleyWhether you are buying art as a gift, to add to your art collection, or as a potential investment, ArtGallery.co.uk has a wide variety of affordable art to choose from, browse through the collection of artworks in all styles & mediums from the comfort of your home or place of work, created by talented artists from around the UK, once you have chosen your art it is carefully wrapped and delivered safely to your door.

An original piece of art for friends or family on a special occasion, Christmas or birthday is a gift that will last a lifetime, buying or commissioning art for a wedding present for example is a great way for a more personal touch, you could have a honeymoon or a wedding photo made into a lasting momento of this special day, or maybe a landscape painting, limited edition print or photograph from an area that they have fond memories of.

Gift vouchers are ideal if you would prefer the recipient to be able to choose their art. Seascapes are always popular, calm and tranquil oceans or crashing waves below a stormy sky, art can bring thoughts & memories of visits to the coast and has a wonderful way of creating an emotional response and a connection for the viewer.

Gaze at a beautiful atmospheric sunset over the sea in your living room! Or art linked to a hobby or pastime is a great idea, original, contemporary or traditional art will enhance and bring style and colour to any home or work environment.

Some aspects to consider when choosing your art are: the medium, oils & acrylic: acrylic is the modern equivalent to oils, its faster drying & can be used to create a wide variety of effects. Oils create wonderfully subtle blends of colour, both have supports of canvas, linen or wood panel, or watercolour: watercolours can have a beautiful delicate quality, watercolours, prints, photographs and art on paper will need framing for protection.

Colour can play a very important role in our everyday lives, it's mood enhancing, vibrant reds and orange can create a positive & sunny feel when the weather is gloomy! Yellows and golds are uplifting & stimulating, greens and blues are calming and help us to relax and unwind.

The stunning scenery of the Dorset shoreline is the main inspiration for my landscape and seascape paintings, I work in most mediums on canvas, linen & paper, my preferred colour palette varies from vibrant reds to neutral cream and gold & cool greens and greys, I enjoy the challenge of creating light and atmosphere, capturing the changing light of the coast, my inspirations come from the intensity of light and colour at sunrise and sunset, reflections of boats on the water, stormy skies over the sea & the patterns and textures of the natural world. I sell & exhibit worldwide and work to commission on a regular basis Stella Dunkley

 Beyond The Bay To Old Harry by Stella Dunkley

Sunrise Over The Bay by Stella Dunkley

 Magenta Sunset by Stella Dunkley

 Departing Storm by Stella Dunkley

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