Sunday, 13 May 2007

Moving up

As those who know me in real life will know, I was recently lucky enough to get a promotion at work. Not only does this mean I get a scarily senior job, it also means that I have inherited a beautiful corner office - with high ceilings, original cornices and immensely huge (and very empty!) walls.

I do have a few small prints from my previous office, but they are seriously lost on the vast swathes of empty wall that I now have.

So this weekend, rather than worry about whether I can actually do the job they've appointed me to, I've entertained myself by picking out some art work that I might just get to hang on the walls of my luscious corner suite!

To set the scene, imagine yourself in the top corner of a late 19th Century house. Original cornice work is still to be seen around the edge of the white ceiling. The walls have been painted a delicate shade of primrose yellow and a (new) blue-green carpet graces the floor. From late morning onwards, sunshine bursts through the large sash windows on two walls of the room. A functional desk sits in one corner, while a pair of brown leather couches are angled to form an informal meeting area. Two large green palms sit in corners of the room.

And to this haven of light and space, I'm thinking about adding some of the following:

Last Light by BudanART.
A Canadian artist, Mandy, based in Pickering, Ontario and working alongside her photographer husband, Steve.

One Tree Hill by LittleArty
A New Zealand based artist with a real passion for her art

Atlantis Underwater CityScape by TheDevilsWallpaper
An artist and writer based in Southampton, UK - and a bona fide Dr to boot!

Darling Garden by WhimsicalNature
A New York based artist currently exploring the use of nature in abstract forms and bold colours

Captive Audience by Pinwheel
A professional and entirely self taught artist born in England, raised in Scotland and currently living in Wales

Always making the wrong choices by Gorjuss
Also known as Scottish painter, Suzanne Woolcott

Secret Prism by Scheri
Boston, Massachusetts based artist who uses art as an escape from the everyday grind (and joy) of child rearing.

Tourmaline by BettyCBowen
A lifelong artist living and working in the town of Cushing, Oklahoma. Betty took the inspiration for this picture from a ring she bought in Italy

I'm sure you'll agree there are some great choices there. Anyone want to give me a helping hand in deciding which one(s) I should choose - feel free to leave me comments to help me decide!

I'm already lucky enough to own this original artwork, Down to the Sea, by MaeveW. Maeve is based in Nottingham, teaches art in school and has been drawing since she was a child. I love this painting because it looks a little bit like the road down to the beach in the village I grew up in.

I have a strong suspicion that this will be making it into my office before too long.

Along with these cute little prints from Bunny , a London based artist and artisan, who as well as producing gorgeous prints, makes the most beautiful to-die-for customised shoes that you have ever seen.

All this amazing art work is available to buy on Etsy - but if you buy the one I want before I do, there'll be trouble!!!


Bunny said...

Awww, thanks for including my prints!
DW's art is gorgeous, isn't it?

ebbandflo said...

May I humbly suggest a kuriloff to grace your walls too? as seen at or (click on Artworks to see her fantastic landscapes as well as some not wuite so suitable images for a local government office)?

Jen said...

Congrats on the promotion, great news :)

I like Pinwheel's picture, it's gorgeous!

Thanks for the welcome too - I see we both have great taste in blog layouts ;)


gilfling said...

Oh there is so much fabulous art on etsy!!! I am moving in July and cannot wait to be buying all the art on my favourites list to decorate the walls. Good luck with the new job - that is wonderful news!