April snow showers bring ... ? Yes, we know it just snowed, but we are optimistic that consistent springtime weather is just around the corner. Our Art Advisors are Celebrating Spring with these art picks. Who says it can't be Spring inside while Mother Nature catches up? Embolden your collection with the playful, vibrant painting techniques of fabulous landscape painter Ken Elliott and new-to-Sorelle abstract, floral-esque painters Amy Donaldson and Marta Spendowksa... Ahem, cue Vivaldi's classical music masterpiece: 'Spring'!
MARTA SPENDOWSKA'S BLOOMLANDS SERIES
"This intuitive process of painting helps me delve into intangible, hidden, heart-felt places—something akin to painting as prayer. My unwavering interest in the unseen, whether magic or psychic phenomena, guides me to create, to destroy and, ultimately, mend. I let the paint leak, gather, and pool until imagery emerges—a mountain or a cave or a flower’s bloom. The movement between the paint and me, hovering, is like dancing with the ghosts of every person and each thing that has ever mattered to me. When I paint I gather all my experiences and channel them into my art. What I feel in my heart becomes visible and tangible." - Marta Spendowksa
BOLD, EXPRESSIVE PAINTINGS BY AMY DONALDSON
"A revelation of color and light resonating from the heart of creation’s glory. Each brush stroke and every color placed on the canvas emanates from the depths of my spirit in an expression of the healing, joy, and perfect love found in Heaven’s Divine Light. Every piece holds a presence in a pursuit to inspire the heart and turn the eye to a new expression of perfect love." - Amy Donaldson
IMPRESSIONIST-INSPIRED LANDSCAPES BY KEN ELLIOTT
"Fortunately, I’ve learned that what some would call mistakes are part of the creative process. So, I try to begin boldly, not worrying about mistakes, using more color than might exist in nature, and varying the types of chroma and marks. During the process, I allow my vision and the inevitable missteps to become a part of the emerging image. Some of these missteps will be eliminated and the more delicious ones are incorporated into the process as unintended surprises." - Ken Elliott
SPRING INSPIRED INTERIORS WITH ARTWORK FROM MARTA SPENDOWSKA, AMY DONALDSON AND KEN ELLIOTT
Don't be afraid to pair different sized pieces on a large wall. Marta Spendowska's "Rapture of Moments" and "Lured by Light" bring interest to an inviting dining room.
Amy Donaldson's "Delightful Story" & Ken Elliott's "At the Ponds Edge, Emerging Spring" bring this naturally neutral living space to life.